The Tao Te Ching (Dao De Jing) is a Chinese classic text containing the wisdom and philosophy of Lao Tzu. Written in the 6th century BC by the ancient sage himself, the Tao Te Ching has been a source of wisdom and inspiration for Philosophical Taoism, Chinese Buddhism, various artists and some gardeners as well.
A collection of 81 chapters of Tao Te Ching wisdom, here from Peter Merel's interpolation*:
* This is not the English translation of the original Tao Te Ching. Lao Tzu's (Lao Tse's) original itself has been transliterated and rewritten many times over, reinterpreted in the course of time, so that it cannot be said of any of the numerous translations that they are faithful translations of the original. Peter Merel's interpolation takes the best known modern translations of various authors and combines them into an easy to read modern text.
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