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TAO TE CHING 42: Yi Wei

TEXT 道生一,一生二,二生三,三生万物。 万物负阴而抱阳,冲气以為和。 人之所恶,唯孤、寡、不谷,而王公以為称。 故物或损之而益,或益之而损。 人之所教,我亦教之。 强梁者不得其死,吾将以為教父。 TRANSLATION Tao give rise to one, one…

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5 Nov 1, 2020
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TAO TE CHING 13: Serve under Heaven, not under Self

宠辱若惊,贵大患若身。 何谓宠辱若惊? 宠為下。 得之若惊 失之若惊 是谓宠辱若惊。 何谓贵大患若身? 吾所以有大患者, 為吾有身, 及吾无身, 吾有何患。 故贵以身為天下, 若可寄天下。 爱以身為天下, 若可托天下。 Favour and disgrace are…

Started by David Brazier

4 Oct 20, 2020
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A CONTROVERSIAL CHAPTER

Here is my work on translating and commenting on Chapter Five of the Tao Te Ching.You can see the earlier chapters here. Chapter Five is pa…

Started by David Brazier

2 Oct 16, 2020
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TAO TE CHING 28: The Dark Wisdom

TEXT 知其雄,守其雌,为天下溪。 为天下溪,常德不离,复归于婴儿。 知其白,守其黑,为天下式, 为天下式,常德不忒,复归于无极。 知其荣,守其辱,为天下谷。 为天下谷,常德乃足, 复归于朴。 朴散则为器,圣人用之, 则为官长,故大制不割 TRANSLATION Know t…

Started by David Brazier

4 Oct 15, 2020
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TAO TE CHING Chapter 1

道 可 道 , 非 常 道 。 名 可 名 , 非 常 名 。 The tao that you can tao is not the enduring Tao Names that you can name are not the enduring Name 無 名 天 地…

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4 Oct 14, 2020
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TAO TE CHING Ch2 Part Two

The last part of Chapter Two is as follows 是 以 聖 人 處 無 為 之 事 , 行 不 言 之 教 ﹔ 萬 物 作 而 弗 始 , 生 而 弗 有 , 為 而 弗 恃 , 功 成 而 不 居 。 夫 唯 弗 居 , 是 以 不 去…

Started by David Brazier

5 Oct 13, 2020
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TAO TE CHING: Ch 2 Part One

天 下 皆 知 美 之 為 美 斯 惡 已 。 皆 知 善 之 為 善 斯 不 善 已 。 That everybody sees beauty as beautiful is not beautiful. That everybody sees goodness a…

Started by David Brazier

3 Oct 13, 2020
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PROBLEMS WITH CHINESE

I am gradually doing translations of the Tao Te Ching. The first three chapters have already appeared in this page. I am very much enjoying…

Started by David Brazier

5 Oct 13, 2020
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The Tao vs Amida

I'm giving a talk on 'going with the flow' tomorrow evening, some of which comes out of my thinking around Taoism and the questions that as…

Started by Kaspalita

14 Oct 10, 2020
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TAOISM - AN INTRODUCTION

TAOISM IN HISTORICAL CONTEXT Taoism is one of the three great religions of China, along with Buddhism and Confucianism. It is a religion an…

Started by David Brazier

4 Oct 9, 2020
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In 2020 I sent out 108 5 minute podcasts .  These have all been transcribed and the transcriptions have been translated into several European languages.  This series is indexed at Podcast Index

A new series of "Global Sanha Podcasts" has now started and transcripts and translations can be accesses via the Global Sangha Index.

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