Tao Te Ching

a book review

product linkTao Te Ching
sub-titleA Book About the Way the Power of the Way
authorUrsula K. Le Guin (Lao Tzu)
date reviewed2004.08.15
genrePhilosophy
isbn1570623953

This is a transliteration of the great work "Tao Te Ching" by Lao Tzu. The transliteration is done in a semi-poetic fashion with a reverent and non-Confucius slant by fiction author Ursula K. Le Guin. I picked it up after having read some other Taoist interpretations of other works, and quite enjoyed it.

This is more than a strict book on philosophy. It is actually couched in terms of advice for a governor, for it was allegedly written by a courtier upon his self-exile from courtly life.

I strongly suggest this book to anyone who is sick of having people quoting miserable texts like Sun Tzu's "Art of War". It offers a peaceful and contemplative counterpart to today's driven and insane lifestyle and goals.

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rand()m quote

The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.

—Siddhārtha Gautama (The Buddha)