A lucid translation of the well-known Taoist classic by a leading scholar--now in a Shambhala Pocket Library edition.
Written more than two thousand years ago, the Tao Teh Ching is part poetry and part paradox, yet always dynamic and profound. Today, Lao Tzu’s words are as useful in mastering the arts of leadership in business and politics as they are in developing a sense of balance and harmony in everyday life. To follow the Tao—or Way of all things—and realize their true nature is to embody humility, spontaneity, and generosity.
This book is part of the Shambhala Pocket Library series.
The Shambhala Pocket Library is a collection of short, portable teachings from notable figures across religious traditions and classic texts. The covers in this series are rendered by Colorado artist Robert Spellman. The books in this collection distill the wisdom and heart of the work Shambhala Publications has published over 50 years into a compact format that is collectible, reader-friendly, and applicable to everyday life.
“No better choice of a translator could have been made for the Tao Teh Ching than Dr. John C. H. Wu, whose rendering is superb.”—Thomas Merton
JOHN C. H. WU, a jurist and scholar, was a recognized authority on Taoism and the translator of several Taoist and Zen texts and of Chinese poetry.