New Tao Te Ching

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New Tao Te Ching

Post by cappuccino » Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:59 am

Kindle Edition & Paperback
1 Truths can be spoken, but not the absolute truth; therefore a truth suited to discourse wouldn't be the truth itself. What cannot be named is the source itself. Having names is the common denominator of all things. Given this, have no partiality in order to contemplate the mystery. Always have intention to see objectively. These both mean the same, yet differ in definition. My repeating it suggests the profundity of this point. A depth of greater understanding leads to a threshold.

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Re: New Tao Te Ching

Post by Kim OHara » Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:16 am

That extract doesn't make me want to rush out and buy the book, but thanks for posting.

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Re: New Tao Te Ching

Post by cappuccino » Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:37 pm

I was a serious Taoist… at the time (2006) this was written

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Re: New Tao Te Ching

Post by Kim OHara » Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:31 pm

I don't know how many translations I have read over the years :embarassed: but I have settled on the one by Man-Ho Kwok, Martin Palmer and Jay Ramsay as my preferred version, partly for the reasons given here viewtopic.php?t=30486#p442695 and partly because I like a certain level of ambiguity/suggestiveness.

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Re: New Tao Te Ching

Post by cappuccino » Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:28 am

7
Heaven and earth are eternal.
Why are they?
Because they're unborn, so ever living.
The sagely person follows behind, and yet
their life leads.
By their selflessness, they fulfill themselves.

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