I wish to thank Dr Gong Shu for discussions on Taoism, and to David Afton, Stephen Josephs and Nora Hojvat de Sabelli for translations of the Tao Te Ching
that fostered my interest in Tao.
The Greek Logos is translated into English as "the Word," and into Chinese as "the Tao." The original concept of Tao comes from Lao Tzu in his treatise Tao Te Ching
, which is generally accepted to have been written in the sixth century BC.
Finally, by basing his trinitarian theology almost exclusively on the "biblical witness" and the Tao te Ching
, Lee suggests that a Korean trinitarian theology must be grounded in a unique hermeneutic of the biblical scriptures, which borrows its conceptual framework from the "East Asian" intellectual tradition.
In China, in the Tao Te Ching
, we read how there was a time when the yin or female principle was not yet subservient to the yang or male principle.
Lao-Tzu (Tao Te Ching
: Book of the Way and of How It Manifests Itself in the World)
I'd want my children to read the Bible, the Tao Te Ching
, and the fundamental Buddhist texts.
Try reading the Tao Te Ching
, or Stephen Mitchell's The Gospel According to Jesus (HarperCollins, 1991); both of these books are deep meditations on teaching.
The news in February 1988 that Harper & Row had paid Stephen Mitchell $130,000 for a new translation of Lao-tzu's Tao Te Ching
should have marked a minor watershed.
Lau, Lao Tzu: Tao Te Ching
(1963) and Wing - tsit Chan, The Way of Lao Tzu (1963).
Lao Tzue's Tao Te Ching
: Soul Journeying Commentaries: A Sojourning Pilgrim's Rendering of 81 Spirit Soul Passages
In this regard, I would bring Talks with Ramana Maharshi, Krishnamurti's First and Last Freedom, Alan Watts's The Book, Martin Buber's I and Thou, Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching
, and Hannah Arendt's The Human Condition.
Here are words from William Martin, author of 'The Parent's Tao Te Ching