The Tao Teh King: The Guiding Principles of Tao and Characteristics AudiobookRegular price $15.00 Sale price $2.00 Save 87%
The Tao-te Ching presented a way of life intended to restore harmony and tranquility to a kingdom racked by widespread disorders. It was critical of the unbridled wantonness of self-seeking rulers and was disdainful of social activism based on the type of abstract moralism and mechanical propriety characteristic of Confucian ethics.
The Dao of the Tao-te Ching has received a wide variety of interpretations because of its elusiveness and mystical overtones, and it has been a basic concept in both philosophy and religion. In essence, it consists of “non action” (wuwei), understood as no unnatural action rather than complete passivity.
It implies spontaneity, noninterference, letting things take their natural course: “Do nothing and everything is done.” Chaos ceases, quarrels end, and self-righteous feuding disappears because the Dao is allowed to flow unchallenged and unchallenging.
Lao-Tze's Tao Teh King illuminates The Tao: a guiding principle of the universe and all within it. By exploring the nature of dualities and complements, Lao-Tze dissects strength and weakness; presence and absence; life and death. The Tao Teh King has served as a foundation for centuries of philosophy and wisdom.
- By: LAOZI 老子
- Translated by: James LEGGE
- Length: 1 hr and 34 mins
- Format: MP3 (zip file)
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