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Best resources for the study of Lao-tzu and Tao-te ching

Posted: Sat Dec 06, 2014 5:01 am
by laotan
Many ask about the best resources for the study of Lao-tzu and Tao-te ching.
Here are a few:

- James Legge’s translation of Tao-te ching with his introductory study where he talks about Lao-tzu.
- DC Lau – his translation and the introductory study.
- Max Kaltenmark: Lao Tzu and Taoism. One of the best books written on this topic.
- Alan Watts: Tao – The Watercourse Way. Alan is perhaps the best Western author approaching Taoism and all it includes (Lao-tzu, Tao-te ching and more) from a pragmatical point of view. His teachings are vivid and easy to understand.

These resources are comprehensive and readily accessible for nonprofessional reader.

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