Wen-Tzu

Wen Tzu Lao tzu the legendary sage of ancient China is traditionally considered to be the author of the Tao Te Ching one of the most popular classics of world literature Now Lao tzu s further teachings on

Lao tzu, the legendary sage of ancient China, is traditionally considered to be the author of the Tao Te Ching, one of the most popular classics of world literature Now Lao tzu s further teachings on the Tao, or Way, are presented here in the first English translation of the Chinese text known as the Wen tzu Although previously ignored by Western scholars, the Wen tzu haLao tzu, the legendary sage of ancient China, is traditionally considered to be the author of the Tao Te Ching, one of the most popular classics of world literature Now Lao tzu s further teachings on the Tao, or Way, are presented here in the first English translation of the Chinese text known as the Wen tzu Although previously ignored by Western scholars, the Wen tzu has long been revered by the Chinese as one of the great classics of ancient Taoism In it, Lao tzu shows that the cultivation of simplicity and spontaneity is essential to both the enlightened individual and the wise leader This timeless work will appeal to a broad audience of contemporary readers who have come to consider Lao tzu s Tao Te Ching a classic on the art of living.

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  1. Lao Tzu Chinese pinyin L oz Wade Giles Laosi also Laozi, Lao Tse, Lao Tu, Lao Tsu, Laotze, Laosi, Lao Zi, Laocius, Lao Ce, and other variations was a mystic philosopher of ancient China, best known as the author of the Tao Te Ching often simply referred to as Laozi His association with the Tao Te Ching has led him to be traditionally considered the founder of Taoism pronounced as Daoism He is also revered as a deity in most religious forms of the Taoist religion, which often refers to Laozi as Taishang Laojun, or One of the Three Pure Ones Laozi translated literally from Chinese means old master or old one , and is generally considered honorific.According to Chinese tradition, Laozi lived in the 6th century BCE Historians variously contend that Laozi is a synthesis of multiple historical figures, that he is a mythical figure, or that he actually lived in the 5th 4th century BCE, concurrent with the Hundred Schools of Thought and Warring States Period As a result of being a a central figure in Chinese culture, both nobility and common people claim Lao Tzu in their lineage.

243 Reply to “Wen-Tzu”

  1. There are plenty of daoist lessons to be learnt from this volume, although its repetitiveness of certain lessons does tire if you re reading the book consistently Towards the end it becomes somewhat easier reading.I felt that the translator, Thomas Cleary, may have been a little misguided in enacting the daoist ideal of simplicity in his translation however Much of the translation seems unnecessarily wordy, and you may find yourself reaching for a dictionary a number of times The Tao Te Ching an [...]


  2. For anyone interested in Taoism, this is the place to go after the Tao Te Ching preferably in Stephen Mitchell s translation, although the one by Thomas Cleary, who translated this book, is also solid Most of the 180 odd sections in Wen Tzu are attributed to Lao Tzu, but the name was used to represent the wisdom flowing from a particular source, so it s really an anthology which accounts for a certain amount of repetition.More even than the Tao Te Ching or Chuang tzu, Wen Tzu reflects the breadt [...]


  3. Quotes The way of developed people is to cultivate the body by calmness and nurture life by frugality To govern the body and nurture essence, sleep and rest moderately, eat and drink appropriately harmonize emotions, simplify activities Those who are inwardly attentive to the self attain this and are immune to perverse energies.The essential nature of humanity likes peace, but habitual desires damage it.Those who overcome the lesser by strength come to a standoff when they meet their equals Thos [...]


  4. For those of us who could not get enough of the Lao Tzu this is perhaps a explicit read The language seems complete less of the poetry, as Wen Tzu was written at a later, developed time in the Chinese vernacular If we assume this is the same Taoism which there is no guarantee , we should note the conflation between society and subjectivity, that the ruler stands in for the nation and vis versa The flow between ruler and nation, subject and environment is one that is best left to its course, f [...]


  5. I don t have the exact read start and finish dates on many books I have read this year The dates are approximated, as I have been in out of the hospital, and on bed rest, and read 2 5 books a day depending on the book length and my ability to focus All dates are approximated, by month.Re reading this book proved insightful, and humbling.




  6. A nice inspirational read It is also only 184 pages with 181 verses so its an easy read for someone who doesn t have much time to read or is looking for a book on the side.


  7. Tao Te Ching is simplest and any attempt to simplify it further, only complicates This has few attempts but I appreciate that it has few really good chapter in between.





  8. Me parece que este libro est describiendo las ense anzas a veces demasiado largo o justo mucho para mi leerlo primero.As pues, creo que la traducci n es un poco superficial y exagerado.Sin embargo, es asombroso que Lao Tzu pued entender estos asuntos en la antig edad.Despu s yo ya hab a le do dos m s de sus obras, podr a decir que este hombre fue un sabio real.Adem s, los ense anzas son aplicables en el corriente tiempos y es una buena perspicacia principalmente en el conocimiento profundo, la v [...]


  9. This book is deep, the depth of understanding Lao had WOW mind blowing, awe inspiring He talks about how an unjust leader harms his people, it was as though he was here now writing about some of the current world leaders Wisdom is forever timeless GREAT READ but very slow going.


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