The Tao te Ching of Lao Tzu is among the wisest books ever written and one of the greatest gifts ever given to humankind. In the handful of pages that make up the Tao te Ching, there is an answer to each of life’s questions, a solution to every predicament, a balm for any wound. It is less a book than a living, breathing angel.
Several translations exist, so it is a question of finding ones that resonate.
For nearly two generations, Gia-fu Feng and Jane English’s translation of the Tao Te Ching has been the standard for those seeking access to the wisdom of Taoist thought. Written most probably in the sixth century B.C. by Lao Tsu, this esoteric but infintely practical book has been translated into English more frequently than any other work except the Bible. Gia-fu Feng and Jane English’s superb translation—the most accessible and authoritative modern English translation—offers the essence of each word and makes Lao Tsu’s teaching immediate and alive.
As well, Brian Browne Walker’s contemporary translations of Taoist classics have received high marks for their simplicity, clarity, and accessibility. This elegant ebook has been designed to mirror the beautiful look of the original paper edition, and will be a beloved companion for years to come.