Friday, March 28, 2008

#8 - Tao Te Ching

I've enjoyed the philosophical teachings of Taoism for about ten years now and the Tao Te Ching is the seminal Taoist work. Fundamental in it's nature but hard to approach for a westerner. One must rely on translations and with the Tao Te Ching there are hundreds of versions. The Penguin Classic version translated by D.C. Lau also includes a great introduction and has been a highly regarded translation for well over 30 years now. I like a number of versions but I go back to this one often, and it was the one I chose the last time I read through it. Books don't come much more Highly Recommended from me.

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