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The wisdom of Laotse

Author: Laozi; Yutang Lin; Chuang-tzu.
Publisher: New York : Modern Library, ©1976.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laozi; Yutang Lin; Chuang-tzu.
OCLC Number: 8245699
Notes: Contains the "Book of Tao", each chapter of which is followed by a comparable passage from Chuangtse's writings; supplemented by "Prolegomena" and "Imaginary conversations between Laotse and Confucius", by Chuangtse.
Description: xx, 326 pages ; 19 cm
Contents: Pronunciation of Chinese names --
Introduction --
Prolegomena by Chuangtse --
Book of Tao: (Chapter headings indicate the text of Laotse; sections headings indicate selections from Chuangtse) --
Book 1. Character of Tao: On the absolute Tao --
Rise of relative opposites --
Action without deeds --
Character of Tao --
Nature --
Spirit of the valley --
Book 2. Lessons of Tao: Living for others --
Water --
Danger of overweening success --
Embracing the one --
Utility of not-being --
Senses --
Praise and blame --
Book 3. Imitation of Tao: Prehistoric origins --
Wise ones of old --
Knowing the eternal law --
Rulers --
Decline of Tao --
Realize the simple self --
World and I --
Manifestations of Tao --
Futility of contention --
Identification with Tao --
Dregs and tumors of virtue --
Four eternal models --
Book 4. Source of Power: Heaviness and lightness --
On stealing the light --
Keeping to the female --
Warning against interference --
Warning against the use of force --
Weapons of evil --
Tao is like the sea --
Knowing oneself --
--
Great Tao flows everywhere --
Peace of Tao --
Rhythm of life --
World peace --
Degeneration --
Unity through complements --
Principle of reversion --
Book 5. Conduct of life: Qualities of the Taoist --
Violent man --
Softest substance --
Be content --
Calm quietude --
Racing horses --
Pursuit of knowledge --
Conquering the world by inaction --
People's hearts --
Preserving of life --
Mystic virtue --
Stealing the absolute --
Brigandage --
Individual and the state --
Character of the child --
Beyond honor and disgrace --
Book 6. Theory of Government: Art of government --
Lazy government --
Be sparing --
Ruling a big country --
Big and small countries --
Good man's treasure --
Difficult and easy --
Beginning and end --
Grand harmony --
Lords of the ravines --
Three treasures --
Virtue of not-contending --
Camouflage --
They know me not --
Sick-mindedness --
On punishment (1) --
On punishment (2) --
On punishment (3) --
On punishment (4) --
Book 7. Aphorisms: Hard and soft --
Bending the bow --
Nothing weaker than water --
Peace settlements --
Small utopia --
Way of heaven --
Imaginary conversations between Laotse and Confucius --
Conversion table of chapters in Chuangtse.
Other Titles: Dao de jing.
Responsibility: translated, edited and with an introduction and notes by Lin Yutang.

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