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Tao Te Ching

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The Tao Te Ching, Dao De Jing, or Daodejing (道德經: 道 dào "way"; 德 dé "virtue"; 經 jīng "classic" or "book") also simply referred to as the Laozi, is a Chinese classic text. According to tradition, it was written around the 6th century BC by the sage Laozi (or Lao Tzu, "Old Master"), a record-keeper at the Zhou Dynasty court, by whose name the text is known in China. The text's true authorship and date of composition or compilation are still debated, although the oldest excavated text dates back to the late 4th century BC.

The text is fundamental to both philosophical and religious Taoism (Daojia, Chinese: 道家, Pinyin: Dàojiā; Daojiao, Chinese: 道教, Pinyin: Dàojiào) and strongly influenced other schools, such as Legalism, Confucianism and Chinese Buddhism, which when first introduced into China was largely interpreted through the use of Daoist words and concepts. Many Chinese artists, including poets, painters, calligraphers, and even gardeners have used the Daodejing as a source of inspiration. Its influence has also spread widely outside East Asia, and is amongst the most translated works in world literature.

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Comment by John Savlove on June 9, 2021 at 6:22pm

Jewel of the Axial Age: "Basic introduction to the provenance and concepts of the Tao Te Ching."

Professor Brown is a scholar of metaphysics at the University of Puerto Rico in Mayaquez.

Comment by John Savlove on August 11, 2019 at 9:44am

This is an excellent video for healing the heart meridians. The basic yin/yang of the Taoist concept is explained beautifully, while the poses are gentle and effective. I used the pause button frequently to lengthen the time of the poses and especially to lengthen the "rebound" relaxations between poses.

Comment by John Savlove on August 7, 2017 at 3:12pm

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