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The Sayings Of Lao Tzu

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Paperback, 266 pages
Expected publication: 65535 by Wen zhi chu ban she (first published 1904)
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Lynn
Short book of the sayings ot Lao Tzu the founder of Taoism. I had a student who was Tao once and because of my knowledge barrier and our language barrier, I had trouble understating until I realized through him that Buddhism and Taoism were separate religions. I thought Taoism was the Chinese version of Buddhism and he was the one who helped me understand that. Reading this book helps me understand Taoist beliefs more clearly. Good reading.
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از اونجایی که دائوئیسم یکی از آبشخورهای ذن بود، سراغش رفتم تا ببینم چی ازش دستگیرم میشه. تاثیر نظراتش کاملا مشخصه، ولی در ذن تا حد زیادی ضدیت با عقل (تا جایی که من فهمیدم) تعدیل شده.
قسمتهای جالب زیادی داشت. پاسخ دائو چیست، تا حد زیادی شبیه است به پاسخ ذن چیست. ولی هر چی به انتها نزدیکتر میشدم، ارتباطم با مطالب کمتر و کمتر میشد. خصوصا قسمتهایی که در مذمت عقل بود و اون رو مایهٔ خیلی از مشکلات میدونست، فرمانروایی خوب رو در این میدونست که مردم رو بگذاریم به حال خودشون تا بهخوبیوخوشی زندگی کنند. (قط
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Errol Hess
May 27, 2009 rated it it was amazing
I enjoy reading different translations of this philosophy, seeing how the translator's values give flavor to the text. Interesting that one of my favorites, Blakey's, is attributed to Lin Yu Tang, my favorite. I also recommend Aldous Huxley's translation, which I didn't find on this listing.
Rosa Ramôa
May 15, 2015 rated it really liked it

"Se você procura a sua realização nos outros, você nunca será realizado. Se a sua felicidade depende de dinheiro, você nunca será feliz consigo mesmo. Se está contente com o que você tem; fique feliz com a maneira como as coisas são. Quando você perceber que não está faltando nada, o mundo pertence-lhe".
(Lao Tzu)
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Lao Tzu (Chinese: 老子; pinyin: Lǎozǐ; Wade-Giles: Laosi; also Laozi, Lao Tse, Lao Tu, Lao-Tsu, Laotze, Laosi, Lao Zi, Laocius, Lao Ce, and other variations) was a mystic philosopher of ancient China, best known as the author of the Tao Te Ching (often simply referred to as Laozi). His association with the Tao Te Ching has led him to be traditionally considered the founder of Taoism (pronounced as "Daoi ...more
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