Tâo Teh King

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Sprache - Englisch

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'Tâo Teh King' is the famed Chinese classic text written by the sage Laozi, founder of Taoism around 400 BC. The Tao Teh King, along with the Zhuangzi, is a fundamental text for both philosophical and religious Taoism. It also strongly influenced other schools of Chinese philosophy and religion, including Legalism, Confucianism, and Chinese Buddhism, which were largely interpreted through the use of Taoist words and concepts when it was originally introduced to China. Many artists, including poets, painters, calligraphers, and gardeners, have used the Tao Teh King as a source of inspiration. This version is the translation by James Legge.

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Laozi, also rendered as Lao Tzu, is a legendary figure in Chinese culture and an esteemed philosopher credited with founding Taoism, one of the country's most influential religious and philosophical traditions. His life is shrouded in legend and the precise historical details are the subject of scholarly debate, but he is traditionally thought to have lived in the 6th century BCE. Laozi is most famous for composing the 'Tao Te Ching' (also known as 'Tâo Teh King'), a fundamental Taoist text that has shaped Chinese thought and spirituality for over two millennia. This classic work, comprised of 81 brief chapters, is an enigmatic yet profound treatise on the nature of the Tao ('the Way'), the underlying principle of the universe, and Te ('virtue'), the expression of living in harmony with the Tao. Laozi's philosophy advocates simplicity, naturalness, and a life in alignment with the Tao, exerting profound influence on Chinese aesthetics, ethics, and statecraft. His literary style is characterized by its economy of language, paradox, and deep metaphors, capturing elusive spiritual insights. Though Laozi himself remains an enigmatic figure, his teachings continue to resonate, with the 'Tao Te Ching' transitioning beyond its cultural origins to become a global spiritual cornerstone.

Produkt Details

Verlag: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Sprache: English

Umfang: 27 Seiten

Größe: 337,3 KB

ISBN: 8596547103653