Thursday, March 30, 2017

For Tao Te Ching Readers

Do you enjoy reading translations of the Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu?  
Have you read a couple of different translations of the Daodejing by Laozi?  
Did a quote from the Tao Te Ching appear in Facebook post, on a billboard, or at the edge of a stunning photograph; and, did it wiggle your consciousness?
Did old long ears Laozi appeal to you more than a Gideon Bible one rain swept evening in a Port Orford motel high above the surf?
Did some lifestyle recommendations from Laozi challenge your moral sensibilities?
Did the artwork from China and Japan in those lovely Tao Te Ching artbooks make you want to sit in awe and silence?

I've heard many Tai Chi Chuan players say they have read the Tao Te Ching.

My contribution to the Tao Te Ching Enthusiasts' Circle is via compilation and indexing and hypertext notebooks:

A typical webpage created by Mike Garofalo for each one of the 81 Chapters (Verses, Sections) of the Tao Te Ching (Daodejing) by Lao Tzu (Laozi) includes 25 different English language translations or interpolations for that Chapter, 5 Spanish language translations for that Chapter, the Chinese characters for that Chapter, the Wade-Giles and Hanyu Pinyin transliterations (Romanization) of the Mandarin Chinese words for that Chapter, and 2 German and 1 French translation of that Chapter.  Each webpage for each one of the 81 Chapters of the Tao Te Ching includes extensive indexing by key words, phrases, and terms for that Chapter in English, Spanish, and the Wade-Giles Romanization.  Each webpage on a Chapter of the Daodejing includes recommended reading in books and websites, a detailed bibliography, some commentary, research leads, translation sources, a Google Translate drop down menu, and other resources for that Chapter.  These are hypertext documents, and available online under Creative Commons 4.


Chapter 6, Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu.  Complied by Mike Garofalo.  

Chapter and Thematic Index (Concordance) to the Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu

English Language Daodejing Translators' Source Index

Spanish Language Daodejing Translators' Source Index

Ripening Peaches: Taoist Studies and Practices

Taoism: A Selected Reading List

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