9781416912064

The Legend of Lao Tzu and the Tao Te Ching

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  • ISBN13:

    9781416912064

  • ISBN10:

    1416912061

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2007-05-08
  • Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
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Summary

THIS IS THE LEGEND OF LAO TZU, who may or may not have been born; who may or may not have founded Taoism, on of the greatest religions in the world; and who may or may not have written one of the greatest books of wisdom in the world: the Tao Te Ching, or the "Way of Heaven."This thoughtful and thought-provoking book opens with a biography of Lao Tzu, the mysterious philosopher who is said to have been born at the age of eighty-one with snow-white hair, the ability to walk and talk, and unparalleled wisdom. Many credit him with creating the Tao Te Ching, which was written for the good of all humankind. Twenty of the eighty-one passages of the Tao Te Ching are included here, paired with stunning illustrations by the award-winning artist Demi. On topics ranging from silence to moderation, from governing to the balance of earth and heaven, these passages carry a powerful message and are sure to give each and every reader something new to consider.

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