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Laozi

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Works: 651 works in 1,807 publications in 16 languages and 26,899 library holdings
Genres: Sacred books  Commentaries  Fiction  Pictorial works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Juvenile works  Concordances  Quotations  History 
Roles: Author, Other, Honoree, Attributed name
Classifications: BL1900.L26, 299.51482
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The Wisdom of Laotse by Laozi( Book )

21 editions published between 1945 and 1983 in English and Spanish and held by 1,437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains the "Book of Tao," each chapter of which is followed by a comparable passage from Chuangtse's writings; supplemented by "Prolegomena" and "Imaginary conversations between Laotse and Confucius" by Chuangtse
Tao te ching : a new English version by Laozi( Book )

17 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 998 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Printed throughout in two colors is this new, definitive version of one of the great books of world literature--comparable in its sales and influence to the Bible, the Bhagavad Ghita, and the Koran
The way of Lao Tzu (Tao-tê ching) by Laozi( Book )

9 editions published between 1963 and 2003 in English and held by 818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Lao Tzu is the principal classic in the thought of Taoism. Lao Tzu (whose name means 'Old Master') was an older contemporary of Confucius. Lao Tzu was a Chinese philosopher and founder of the Taoist religion in China. He worked as a librarian at the court of Chou. When the kingdom showed signs of decay, Lao Tzu left and was never heard of again. While traditionally ascribed to Lao Tzu, this work is more probably an anthology of wise sayings compiled in about the fourth century BC. As a treatise both on personal conduct and on government, it is moral rather than mystical in tone, and advances a philosophy of meekness as the surest path to survival
Tao te ching : the classic book of integrity and the way by Laozi( Book )

5 editions published between 1990 and 1998 in English and held by 792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This classic collection of spiritual insights and observations embodies the search for a way to live based not on arbitrary rules of morality but on acheiving harmony with all things. Taoism explains the world in terms of contemplation, meditation, acceptance, and reconciliation, in striking imagery that penetrates the heart
The way of life : a new translation of the Tao tê ching by Laozi( Book )

29 editions published between 1944 and 2001 in English and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tao Te Ching, translated here as The Way of Life, is ancient China's great contribution to the literature of mysticism. It contains the time-honored teaching of Taoism, the philosophy and faith of Lao Tzu and other religious hermits in China centuries ago
The way and its power; a study of the Tao tê ching and its place in Chinese thought by Laozi( Book )

2 editions published between 1934 and 1958 in French and English and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1934. Unlike previous translations, this translation of Lao Tzu's Tao Tê Ching is based not on the medieval commentaries but on a close study of the whole of early Chinese literature
Lao-tzu : Te-tao ching : a new translation based on the recently discovered Ma-wang-tui texts by Laozi( Book )

7 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lao-tzu's "Te-Tao Ching" has been treasured for thousands of years for its poetic statement of life's most profound and elusive truths. This new translation, based on the 1973 discovery of two copies of the manuscript more than five centuries older than any others known, corrects many defects of the later versions. In his extensive commentary, Professor Henricks reevaluates traditional interpretations. From the Trade Paperback edition
Tao te ching by Laozi( Recording )

37 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the ancient Chinese classic on spiritual wisdom
The Tao te ching : a new translation with commentary by Laozi( Book )

8 editions published in 1989 in 3 languages and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This incisive, illuminating translation of the Tao Te Ching treats these sacred writings as religious philosophy having as their central message the value of peace. Refreshing and challenging, this is a landmark work for all those investigating Eastern religion and philosophy
The tao of the Tao te ching : a translation and commentary by Laozi( Book )

5 editions published in 1992 in Spanish and English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vertaling van het oude Chinese basisgeschrift van het Taoïsme
Commentary on the Lao Tzu by Laozi( Book )

3 editions published between 1979 and 2005 in English and Korean and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Tao te ching of Lao Tzu : a new translation by Laozi( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in 5 languages and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Tao te Ching of Lao Tzu is one of the most widely read and deeply cherished books in the world, a work many consider the wisest book ever written. In his introduction, translator Brian Browne Walker says, "It is less a book than a living, breathing angel". In his new translation, Walker stays close to the direct literal accuracy of the Chinese characters while producing a modern, exceptionally clear version that has the ring and voice of Lao Tzu, a man who may or may not have been a single individual. "I have come to think of Lao Tzu less as a man who once lived", Walker writes, "and more as a song that plays, eternal and abiding."
A translation of Lao Tzu's Tao te ching and Wang Pi's commentary by Laozi( Book )

22 editions published between 1975 and 1992 in 4 languages and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poem
Tao te ching = Dao de jing by Laozi( Book )

9 editions published in 1997 in 4 languages and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Tao Te Ching, the esoteric but infinitely practical book written most probably in the sixth century B.C. by Lao Tsu, has been translated more frequently than any work except the Bible. This translation of the Chinese classic, which was first published twenty-five years ago, has sold more copies than any of the others. It offers the essence of each word makes Lao Tsu's teaching immediate and alive. The philosophy of Lao Tsu is simple: Accept what is in front of you without wanting the situation to be other than it is. Study the natural order of things and work with it rather than against it, for to try to change what is only sets up resistance. Nature provides for all without discrimination -- therefore let us present the same face to everyone and treat all men as equals, however they may be have. If we watch carefully, we will see that work proceeds more quickly and easily if we stop looking for results. In the clarity of a still and open mind, truth will be reflected. We will come to appreciate the original meaning of the word "understand," which means "to stand under." We serve whatever or whoever stands before us, without any thought for ourselves. Te -- which may be translated as "virtue" or "strength"--Lies always in Tao, or "natural law." In other words: Simply be. - Publisher
Daodejing by Laozi( Book )

18 editions published in 2008 in 5 languages and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The best-loved of all the classical books of China and the most universally popular, the Daodejing or Classic of the Way and Life-Force is a work that defies definition. It encapsulates the main tenets of Daoism, and upholds a way of being as well as a philosophy and a religion. The dominant image is of the Way, the mysterious path through the whole cosmos modelled on the great Silver River or Milky Way that traverses the heavens. A life-giving stream, the Way gives rise to all things and holds them in her motherly embrace. It enables the individual, and society as a whole, to harmonize the disparate demands of daily life and achieve a more profound level of understanding. This new translation draws on the latest archaeological finds and brings out the word play and poetry of the original. Simple commentary accompanies the text, and the introduction provides further historical and interpretative context."--Book cover
Tao, a new way of thinking : a translation of the Tao te ching, with an introduction and commentaries by Laozi( Book )

24 editions published between 1972 and 1977 in 7 languages and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This translation reveals the true wisdom and beauty of the Tao Tê Ching and the accompanying introduction and commentaries make its meaning accessible, without any reduction of the complex thought within its pages. Chung-yuan Chang places the text in the context of Western metaphysics, making reference to many Western philosophers
The sayings of Lao Tzŭ by Laozi( Book )

31 editions published between 1905 and 1950 in English and Chinese and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tao te ching : an all-new translation by Laozi( Book )

19 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Renowned translator William Scott Wilson has rendered Lao Tzu's classic in the most authentic way possible, using both the ancient text and the even older Great Seal script used during Lao Tzu's time. The result is a new and nuanced translation, accompanied by Chinese ink paintings and ancillary material. Wilson includes an introduction that tells the story of Lao Tzu, the "old man" and the "keeper of the archives," and notes to illuminate the text. He also includes two short essays--one explains the relationship between Taoism and Zen, and the other explores the roots that link the spiritual aspects of the Tao with the practice of Chinese and Japanese martial arts. Wilson's version of this ancient classic is wonderfully fresh and readable
Tao te ching by Laozi( Book )

10 editions published in 2015 in 5 languages and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching is not only the single most important text in Chinese spirituality, it is probably the most influential spiritual text in human history. In the past, virtually all translations of this text have been produced either by sinologists having little poetic facility in English, or writers having no ability to read the original Chinese. David Hinton's fluency in ancient Chinese and his award-winning poetic ability combine both of these essential qualifications. Together, they allow a breathtaking new translation that reveals how remarkably current and even innovative this text is after 2500 years."--Back cover
The Tâo teh king by Laozi( Book )

2 editions published between 1891 and 2008 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Tao Te Ching is a Chinese classic text. According to tradition, it was written around 6th century BC by the Taoist sage Laozi (or Lao Tzu, "Old Master"), a record-keeper at the Zhou Dynasty court, by whose name the text is known in China. The text's true authorship and date of composition or compilation are still debated. The Tao Te Ching is fundamental to the Taoist school of Chinese philosophy and strongly influenced other schools, such as Legalism and Neo-Confucianism. This ancient book is also central in Chinese religion, not only for Taoism but Chinese Buddhism, which when f
 
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Tao te ching : a new English version
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Dao de jing

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The way of Lao Tzu (Tao-tê ching)Tao te ching : the classic book of integrity and the wayThe way of life : a new translation of the Tao tê chingThe way and its power; a study of the Tao tê ching and its place in Chinese thoughtLao-tzu : Te-tao ching : a new translation based on the recently discovered Ma-wang-tui textsTao te chingThe Tao te ching : a new translation with commentaryThe tao of the Tao te ching : a translation and commentary