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The TAO-Teh-King – Sayings of Lao Tszu

28 juni 2018

By Lao Tse (601 BC - unknown), translated by C. Spurgeon Medhurst.

165 Pages | Original edition 1905, 2nd Quest book printing 1975 | Softcover | Quest Books, U.S.A. | ISBN: 0835604306.

One of the great sages of history was a man named Lao Tzu, who was born in China in the year 604 B.C. He is regarded as the founder of the system of religion known as Taoism. His writings have been preserved in a small volume of poetry entitled Tao-Teh-King, which translated means 'The Way and Its Power', or 'The Book of the Way and its Virtue'. It has also been called 'A Scripture of the Eternal and Its Characteristics', and it was adopted as a canon in the year 666 A.D. during the rule of the Emperor Kao Tsung of the T'ang Dynasty. Because of its sublime and timeless concepts, the Tao-Teh-King has endured through the centuries; it has been translated into many languages, and has been the subject of numerous volumes of philosophical and speculative literature.\

From Chapter 4 (p. 27):

" The TAO is as emptiness, so are its operations. It resembles non-fullness.

Fathomless! It seems to be the ancestor of all form. It removes sharpness, unravels confusion, harmonizes brightness, and becomes one with everything.

Pellucid! It bears the appearance of permanence. I know not whose son it is. Its Noumenon (εἴδωλον) was before the Lord. "

auteur: Medhurst, C.S. (tr.)
ISBN: 0835604306

Prijs: € 7,28

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