Tao Te Ching

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  1. wingchun100

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    It has been ages since I read this book. Back in the day I tore through several translations of it, the best of which seemed to be the one done by DC Lau. Has anyone else read this? If so, can you recommend any other translations that might be held with high esteem? (I read Lau's version back in college, which was the late '90's, so it's very possible that a "better" translation has come along.)
     
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    The translations by Stephen Mitchell and John MacDonald are pretty solid. Ever tried reading other Taoist texts?
     
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    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

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    You should take a look at the Nei Yeh, Zhuanghzi, and the Lieh-tzu as well
     
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    Yes, I particularly enjoyed the Zhuangzi and I Ching, the latter because you can flip coins!

    Thank you Xue Sheng, have you read the Lankavatara sutra? I've always been fascinated by how taoism was expressed in zen/chan buddhism.
     
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    Wow, a year and a half later, I realize I never saw this question.

    I read CHUANG TZU and the I CHING.
     

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