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Daodejing : World's Classics - Laozi .


World's Classics

By: Laozi ., Edmund Ryden (Translator)

Paperback Published: 11th September 2008
ISBN: 9780199208555
Number Of Pages: 224

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"Of ways you may speak, / but not the Perennial Way; / By names you may name, / but not the Perennial Name." So begins 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. Laozi's 2,500 year-old masterpiece is a work that defies definition. The dominant image is of the Way, the mysterious path through the whole cosmos modeled 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 find balance, to let go of useless grasping, and to live in harmony with the great unchanging laws that govern the universe and all its inhabitants. This new translation draws on the latest archaeological finds and brings out the word play and poetry of the original. Straightforward commentary accompanies the text, and the introduction provides helpful historical and interpretative context.

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A Chronology of the Daodejing
The Wayp. 3
The Life Forcep. 79
Explanatory Notesp. 169
Table of Referencesp. 185
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ISBN: 9780199208555
ISBN-10: 0199208557
Series: World's Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 11th September 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.5 x 12.9  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.17

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