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  • Published: 26 January 2000
  • ISBN: 9780141922324
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 192

Tao Te Ching

The Essential Translation of the Ancient Chinese Book of the Tao (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)




The original mindfulness book, in a landmark new translation by the award-winning translator of the I Ching and The Art of War.

Traditionally attributed to Lao Tzu, an older contemporary of Confucius (551 - 479 BC), it is now thought that the work was compiled in about the fourth century BC. An anthology of wise sayings, it offers a model by which the individual can live rather than explaining the human place in the universe. The moral code it encourages is based on modesty and self-restraint, and the rewards reaped for such a life are harmony and flow of life.

  • Published: 26 January 2000
  • ISBN: 9780141922324
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 192

About the author

Lao Tzu

Not much is known about the legendary LAO TZU, to whom authorship of the TAO TEH CHING is popularly attributed. Some scholars believe the author was an elder contemporary of Confucius.

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