Saturday, October 26, 2013

Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu: Index, Selected Translations, Guide

Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu: Introduction, Bibliography, Commentary, Index

Ripening Peaches: Taoist Studies and Practices

Chapter and Thematic Index to the Tao Te Ching

I have prepared one webpage for each of the 81 Chapters of the Tao Te Ching (Dao De Jing), The Classic of the Way and Virtue, by Lao Tzu (Laozi).  Each of these webpages now includes over 12 different translations of the Chapter; with the aim of providing up to 24 different translations for each Chapter by the end of 2014.  Most translations selected for each Chapter are from translations freely available in the public domain, while a few come from cited books in print.  Quite a number include my own interpolations, comments, and related poems.  A full index of the sources for each translator's version is provided.  To my knowledge, this is the largest collection on the Internet of different translations of the Tao Te Ching arranged by Chapters.

Commentaries and related references are included on the webpage for each Chapter.  Leads to purchasing good books on the subject are provided on each webpage.  References to related subjects in Taoist mind-body arts, published online by Green Way Research, are provided.  Finally, information about studying Taoist mind-body arts with me in Red Bluff, California, are included on each webpage.  
I hope that enthusiasts of Taoist works will find this collection of translations of the Tao Te Ching useful in their studies, and that new readers will find new insights for wise and peaceful living in the varied translations and interpolations of this classic Chinese contribution to our world heritage.  
Use the Ctrl + F keystroke combination to open the search function in any web browser.  Then, you can search this webpage by keywords, themes, terms, or subjects.  
Thanks for visiting this website.  Your feedback and support are appreciated. 
-  Mike Garofalo
   October 2013  

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