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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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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.
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
May 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Lovely, rich and sublime. What a treasure...

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“That which is brittle is easily broken, that which is minute is easily dissipated. Take precautions before the evil appears, regulate things before disorder has begun.”

“The sage knows what is in him, but makes no display. He respects himself, but seeks not honor for himself.”

“Use the light that is in you to revert to your natural clearness of sight.”

“In the management of affairs, people constantly break down just when they

"I revere the Foster-Mother Tao"

(hard to translate)

(hard to translate)
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. ...more
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)
Jul 01, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Translations are a bit different than what I've read before & it's too short, but worked for me. ...more
Jan 20, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
inti ajaran dan nasihat masih sangat masuk akal hingga masa sekarang
Alok Sharma
Dec 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Timeless aphorisms.
Amir Azad
یک قصه بیش نیست غم دائو وین عجب
کز هر زبان که می‌شنوم نامکرر است
Amir Hossein Fassihi
تصویرسازی‌های این کتاب به درک سخنان لائوزه اندکی کمک می‌کند، هر چند فهم این مطالب مسیر دیگری می‌طلبد. کتاب گام اول خوبی است.
Jack Getz
Aug 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
I read it long ago and vaguely remember it as being typical Eastern philosophy and not much different than the wisdom philosophy (not religion) of Proverbs in the Old Testament.

Good reads has been telling me for several years that I need to update my progress even though I marked is Read, nor Currently reading.

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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 " ...more

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