Spirit of Tao Te Ching

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Some 2,500 years ago Lao Tzu packed his yak and rode off into China's wild frontier, never to be seen again. Before he left, however, this legendary sage wrote the Tao Te Ching (the Book of the Way and its Virtue). Second to the Bible, this classic text is the most translated book in the world. In its 81 verses it gives us simple truths about peace, joy and harmony; and practical wisdom for life, work and relationships. This book has influenced the lives of millions with a universal message that transcends culture and time. Jeff Rasmussen has authored Spirit of Tao Te Ching, an English version of this work. This poetic version of the Tao Te Ching weaves in literary allusions from medieval mystic Julian of Norwich, the Aztec poet-king Ixtlilxochitl, painter Paul Klee, songwriters Gilbert and Sullivan, poets TS Eliot and Stephen Vincent Benét, and others.

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A lucid and easily accessible translation, sharply-observed and fluidly poetic rendering of one of the world's classic texts. -- Christopher Stokes of St. Peter's College, Oxford University

A wonderful addition to the library of anyone interested in the Tao. -- Po-Han Lin, who runs Daoism Depot--the biggest and most active taoism internet site

His lyrical approach captures the unencumbered essence & produces poetry, too often sacrificed in the name of literary accuracy. -- David G. Jones of King's College London & author of Winning Engagements, which is a new translation of Sun Tzu's Art of War, and is a companion piece to Lao Tzu's work.

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Jeff Rasmussen, Lao Tzu
Published by Nisi Sunyyata (2001)
ISBN 10: 0970784309 ISBN 13: 9780970784308
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