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The Illustrated Tao Te Ching: The New Translation

The Illustrated Tao Te Ching: The New Translation (Paperback)

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This new translation reveals one of the most important and influential of Chinese texts in its full glory, and recaptures the flow and power of the original writings. Likened by the translators to a string of perfectly rounded pearls, the Toa Te Ching's eighty chapters of wise sayings and commentaries on the self and our relation to society are viewed here not only as individual and separate teachings, but as existing within an overall unifying pattern and beauty. They light the way to a deeper understanding of the self and of the world. This is essential reading for all those with an interest in ancient wisdom, and for everyone who has read previous translations.

Mind, Body & SpiritMind, Body, Spirit: thought & practicePhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesReligion & BeliefsOther non-Christian religionsOriental religions Publisher: Pavilion Books Publication Date: 27/09/2002 ISBN-13: 9781843336273  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Man-Ho Kwok is the foremost practitioner of traditional Chinese religion in the UK. Trained for twenty years by both Taoist and Buddhist masters in Hong Kong, he is renowned as a scholar of Chinese religion and, together with Martin Palmer, has translated many ancient texts. Martin Palmer, the Director of the International Consultancy on Religion, Education and Culture (ICOREC), is an expert on interfaith work and author of many books including The Elements of Taoism and Living Christianity. He has translated numerous ancient texts, including many from China on which he has collaborated with Man-Ho Kwok. Jay Ramsay is a poet and found of the Chrysalis poetry project. He has published numerous books of poetry, including his main work, The Great Return, and is particularly interested in the role of the artist healer.

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