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  Tao Te Ching
The Dao De Jing (道德經, py: Dào Dé Jīng, WG: Tao Te Ching, also written Tao Teh Ching, roughly translated as The Book of the Way and its Virtue, see dedicated chapter on translating the title) is an ancient Chinese scripture originally named the Laozi.
The Dao De Jing is written in classical Chinese, which is in itself difficult even for normally educated modern native speakers of Chinese to understand completely.
At the time the Dao De Ching was written, educated Chinese who could read it would have memorized a large body of fairly standard Chinese literature, and when writing it was common to convey meaning by making allusions to other well-known works that have been destroyed or lost.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/t/ta/tao_te_ching.html   (2750 words)

Dao and de refer of course to two of the work's primary philosophical terms, the former belonging to the cosmic realm, the latter to the human.
The Dao De Jing is the philosophical counterpart—the rival and the complement—to the Analects of Confucius.
Dao and de are highlighted as a walking pair in the opening lines of stanza 21, in which de is described as attending or serving (cong) the Way—but in easy companionship (cong-rong), not as master and vassal (alone, cong means walking behind).
www.ucpress.edu /books/pages/9387/9387.intro.html   (11742 words)

 Encyclopedia: Dao de jing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The work is traditionally said to have been penned about 600 BC by the famous sage called Lao Zi (WG: Lao Tzu, "Old Master"), who is said to have been a record-keeper of the Emperor's Court of the Chou Dynasty; but authenticity, dates and authorship are still debated.
In the form we have it now, the Tao Te Ching is separated into two sections (Dao and De) and in 81 chapters.
Behind all this, Lao Zi speaks of the ineffable Dao, or the "Way", which is described as the indivisible and indescribable unifying principle of the universe, from which all flows.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Dao-de-jing   (2972 words)

 Your Dao De Jing - a new book.
Dao De Jing is the Pinyin spelling of a text also known as Tao Te Ching, which is an earlier spelling known as Wade/Giles.
The Dao De Jing has been revered as one of the most important philosophical and spiritual texts to have been written in ancient China, and it has been translated more than any other book except the Bible.
Anyone who has wondered why the various translations of the Dao De Jing are so different, or had a desire to delve deeper into the mysteries contained in Laozi’s work from a personal level will find this book indispensable.
www.daoisopen.com /YourDaoDeJing.html   (636 words)

The Dao De Jing (Tao Te Ching) is especially important because it is one of the two trends which governed the ideology of the Chinese people for two thousand years.
Since the dao (tao) is nameless and formless, you cannot know it as one knows things with name and form; the way to know the dao (tao) is to get rid of things with name and form step by step.
Dao De Jing (Tao Te Ching) is the most important canon of Daoist philosophy, as well as the most important scripture of the Daoist religion.
www.crvp.org /book/Series03/III-3/chapter_vi.htm   (2174 words)

 Untitled Document
To describe it as "knowledge" was to imply that one had the correct dao and the shared assumption was that their own dao was correct because it was natural (tian).
Shen Dao can be seen as rejecting the entrenched myth of the mandate of heaven with the simple observation that rulers become rulers because of circumstance, not because of their moral worth or desert.
Their study, however, is not of a moral dao, it is the study of the actual circumstances that result in one's becoming a ruler.
www.hku.hk /philodep/ch/shendao.htm   (2035 words)

Dao constitutes the absolute “beginning” in that all beings have causes and conditions that derive logically from a necessary foundation.
In the realm of Dao, principles are characterized by “naturalness” (ziran) and “nonaction” (wuwei).
The understanding of de, however, is dependent on that of Dao, which in turn hinges on the interpretation of wu as either original substance or nonbeing.
plato.stanford.edu /entries/laozi   (13348 words)

 The Way and Its Power --- Dao De Jing
« The Dao De Jing is the philosophical counterpart –the rival and the complement– to the Analects of Confucius.
In contrast, the Dao De Jing is without obvious historical markers and gives the impression of timeless universality.
Des liens ont été ajoutés quand les notes renvoient à d'autres chapitres.
afpc.asso.fr /wengu/wg/wengu.php?l=Daodejing   (1125 words)

 Taoist Scriptures - Tao Te Ching (Dao De Jing), Chuang Tzu, Wen Tzu
Philosophical Daoism's main scriptures are the Dao De Jing [Tao Te Ching], the Zhuang Zi [Chuang Tzu], and sometimes the Huahu jing [Hua Hu Ching], Lie Zi [Lieh Tzu], and Wen Zi [Wen Tzu].
Dao De Jing [Tao Te Ching] in Chinese
Dao De Jing [Tao Te Ching] in PinYin Romanization
www.edepot.com /taotext.html   (990 words)

 Dao De Jing - Tao Te Ching - The English Text on The Gold Scales   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The dao which goes forward appears to fall backward; the one who is advanced (in dao) seems to slip backwards; the way that goes ahead often looks as if it went back.
Dao gave birth to the one; the one gave birth successively to two things, three things, up the everything, everybody and the whole world we know.
Dao is thought up as the mysterious secret of the universe, it could be the storehouse of "all things", like the pivotal worship centre in the south-west corner in the [old Chinese] house.
oaks.nvg.org /re3ra3.html   (14156 words)

 An analysis of Dao (Tao)
A performance dao is metaphysical in the sense that it is part of the world--what is he case.
Combining neutral reference to performance dao with the collective or mass property of dao yields the familiar metaphysical dao--"all that is the case." Each discourse dao implicitly points to and prescribes a particular future history to its audience.
Daos (in the ordinary normative sense) are what ultimately guide us and our problem is deciding which dao to use and how to interpret that dao.
www.hku.hk /philodep/ch/Dao.html   (2550 words)

 Laozi (Lao-tzu) [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]
Dao is the alteration of these forces, most often simply stated as yin and yang.
The dao occupies the place in reality that is analogous to the part of a family's house set aside for the altar for venerating the ancestors and gods (the ao of the house, ch.
Sima Qian says, "Laozi cultivated the dao and its virtue." We recognize of course that "dao and its virtue" is Dao de, and that this is a reference to Laozi's association with the Daodejing.
www.iep.utm.edu /l/laozi.htm   (4906 words)

 Jade Purity :: Dao Jing
As told by the ages, everything is of the Dao.
And it is to one source that everything is. The wonder of the Dao exists in the wisest sage and in the newborn baby.
The Dao, the Universe, the Earth and Man. Yet these four are all of one.
www.daozang.com /daojing.html   (1288 words)

 Tao Te Ching - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Wade-Giles rendering of the title became predominant in the late 19th century, and is still common in Taiwan as well as much of international academia, but the People's Republic of China has promulgated the pinyin transliteration scheme, which results in the title Dao De Jing.
The Chinese historian Sima Qian wrote a supposed biography of him in about 100 BCE, indicating that his birth name was Li Er.
Studies on the language and the rhyme scheme of the work point to a date of composition after the Shi Jing or Book of Songs, yet before the writing of Zhuangzi — some time in the late fourth or early third centuries.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dao_de_jing   (3058 words)

 Review - Audio Book: Dao De Jing: A Philosophical Translation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Works like the Dao de Jing are rare and perhaps precious for their ability to act as crossovers between religious, philosophical and poetic texts.
The Dao de Jing is an everlasting monument to moral behavior and can be read as a guide to responsible, meditative living.
For a text of such aged depth, the Dao de Jing still lends itself to the most modern of appetites; broken into bite size koans and fortune cookie style nuggets of wisdom, it is equally affecting in both small and large portions.
www.cosmik.com /aa-april03/ev/ev-dao_de_jing.html   (248 words)

 Amazon.com: Books: Dao De Jing: The Book of the Way   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Dao De Jing is one of the richest, most suggestive, and most popular works of philosophy and literature.
This translation shows that Dao De Jing is far more than a work of personal inspiration; it is also a work of universal scope that makes penetrating comments on politics, statecraft, cosmology, aesthetics, and ethics.
"This new translation of the Dao De Jing is an exceptional literary effort, capable of reinvigorating the English version of the text both as literature and as philosophy, while also bringing new scholarly insight to the meaning of the work.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0520205553?v=glance   (1211 words)

 Dao De Jing (Tao Te Ching)
Blunt the sharpness, Untangle the knot, Soften the glare, The dust of the Dao is the Dao.
Therefore, "The Dao is great; Heaven is great; Earth is great; The leader is also great." These are the four great powers of the universe, And the leader is one of them.
The Dao of heaven is to take from those who have too much, And give to those who do not have enough.
naturyl.humanists.net /ttc.html   (5512 words)

 Tao Te Ching -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In the form we have it now, the Tao Te Ching is separated into two sections (Dao, chapters 1 - 37; and De, chapters 38 - 81) and (Click link for more info and facts about 81) 81 chapters.
Each chapter is rather short, using few (A written symbol that is used to represent speech) characters to express in a poetic way ideas that are not always clear.
Tao is the core topic of the book, surrounded by related themes like (A Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies) De ("virtue", or "power"), emptiness, return, detachment and (Click link for more info and facts about wu-wei) wu-wei ("non-action").
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/t/ta/tao_te_ching.htm   (3042 words)

 The Drunken Boat
Laozi was the legendary author of the Dao De Jing, a collection of prose and verse wisdom literature that is considered the seminal and essential work of Daoism.
It may be that the Dao De Jing is an anthology of sayings by diverse authors linked by common themes or the work of one author augmented by later redactors.
The Dao is ineffable — it can't be captured in words; it is as small as the essential nature of the smallest thing and as large as the entire universe.
www.thedrunkenboat.com /laozi.html   (582 words)

 The Dao Is Open website is devoted to the cultivation of Dao (Tao) and De (Te), as exemplified in the works of Laozi ...
The Dao Is Open website is devoted to the cultivation of Dao (Tao) and De (Te), as exemplified in the works of Laozi (Lao Tzu) and Zhuangzi (Chuang Tzu).
Your Dao De Jing is a new book I've written which is meant to enable anyone to translate the Dao De Jing (Tao Te Ching) from the original Chinese language.
Laozi's Dao De Jing includes my own translations of some of the chapters of the Dao De Jing, and I will continue to add translations made by some of my friends.
www.daoisopen.com   (557 words)

 The Yi Jing: Appendix K: History of the Sacred Texts.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Yi Jing evolved in western China, in an agricultural environment.
As a general rule, the lines refer to specific events, which were part of the common lore of that weltanschuung.
Wang Bi His editions of the Dao De Jing and Yi Jing became the standard editions for the next millenia.
yijing.faithweb.com /yi_k.html   (882 words)

 The Dao Debate
Bryan Van Norden suggests that two passages, one each in the Dao De Jing and the Zhuangzi, are particularly strong evidence that "dao" should be understood as meaning a metaphysical absolute.
Fraser suggests a distinction is needed between "metaphysical" and "mystical" interpretations of "dao", cites some evidence that Van Norden's passage from Zhuangzi 6 may be a later interpolation, and then gives his own version of that passage.
Dao in General, and in Zhuangzi (1)Fraser suggests a distinction is needed between "metaphysical" and "mystical" interpretations of "dao", cites some evidence that Van Norden's passage from Zhuangzi 6 may be a later interpolation, and then gives his own version of that passage.
sangle.web.wesleyan.edu /dao   (702 words)

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His actions are spontaneous, as are his deeds towards his fellow men.
Knowing that virtue requires great faith, he has that faith, and is good to all; irrespective of others' deeds, he treats them according to their needs.
It is the way of sickness to shun the merciful, and to acclaim only heroic deeds, to abandon economy, and to be selfish.
acc6.its.brooklyn.cuny.edu /~phalsall/texts/taote-v2.txt   (11238 words)

 Ethics of Daoism and Mo-zi by Sanderson Beck
Dao De Jing, which means the "classic of the way and its virtue (power)" or simply Way Power Book.
Even though their disciples were hungry, they never forgot the rest of the world, being determined that everyone should live; even though the world refused to listen, they never stopped asking to be seen, working for the external goal of outlawing aggression and weapons and for the internal goal of lessening desires.
Zhuang-zi also described how Shen Dao and others heard of the views of the ancients and discarded knowledge and any distinction between right and wrong, but he decided that this was not the true way.
www.san.beck.org /EC15-Taoism.html   (15331 words)

 Daoism in Brief: Lao Zi and the Dao De Jing
Daoism in Brief: Lao Zi and the Dao De Jing
jing" (at least since the dawning of the Age of Aquarius and its channeling hordes) is the
I find this to be a major drawback, Further, his use of the horrid phrase "evolved individuals" (where everyone else talks more plainly about "the sage") is annoying almost beyond my tolerence.
www.his.com /~merkin/daoBrief.html   (1470 words)

 Jing DAO Framework - Welcome   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
DAO (Data Access Objects) is a design pattern which seperates your persistence framework (how you store your data) from your business logic framework (how you use your data), thus allowing you to change data access or storage methods without changing the rest of the application.
JingDAO : a flexible and simple DAO framework built on PicoContainer and Apache Avalon.
Strict seperatation between DAO layer and persistence framework
jingdao.sourceforge.net   (110 words)

 Comments on Dao De Jing: Part 1 of a series   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
WHEN the common types hear Dao again and again in their ears they seem to be aware and yet unaware: They might also break into loud laughter.
The Dao may be a deep sound too, or go along with it.
Be cunning and smart and check methodically and never enter a underdog position initially, as that tends to cement bad attitudes ever after.
oaks.nvg.org /re3ra4.html   (4208 words)

 Critical Thinkers :: Lao Tse & Daoism Resources
None has opened for me a path to understanding as encompassing and clear as the Dao De Jing.
It provides access to several translations of the Dao De Jing, including my favourite by Stephen Mitchell, but also in Chinese characters and also the pinyin roman character transliteration.
In all four cases, the first was the real teacher and either wrote no books or wrote very little, and the second began to develop the doctrines and wrote long and profound discourses.
www.synaptic.bc.ca /ejournal/laotse.htm   (1525 words)

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