The Tao Te Ching, also known by its pinyin romanization Dao De Jing, is a Chinese classic text traditionally credited to the 6th-century BC sage Lao Tzu. The text's authorship, date of composition and date of compilation are debated. The oldest excavated portion dates back to the late 4th century BC, but modern scholarship dates other parts of the text as having been writtenor at least compiledlater than the earliest portions of the Zhuangzi.
The Tao Te Ching, along with the Zhuangzi, is a fundamental text for both philosophical and religious Taoism. It also strongly influenced other schools of Chinese philosophy and religion, including Legalism, Confucianism, and Buddhism, which was largely interpreted through the use of Taoist words and concepts when it was originally introduced to China. Many Chinese artists, including poets, painters, calligraphers, and gardeners, have used the Tao Te Ching as a source of inspiration. Its influence has spread widely outside East Asia and it is among the most translated works in world literature.
Included in this Tao Te Ching app:
1) Part 1 - Chapters 1 to 37
2) Part 2 - Chapters 38 to 81
3) Illustrations of key Chinese characters in each chapter and their meaning
7) Analysis: Form and Meter
8) Analysis: Speaker
9) Analysis: Setting
10) Analysis: Whats Up With the Title?
11) Analysis: Calling Card
12) Themes: Awe and Amazement
13) Themes: Humility
14) Themes: Philosophical View - Wu Wei
15) Themes: Compassion &Forgiveness
16) Themes: Greed
17) Themes: Warfare
18) Themes: Power
19) Themes: Knowledge and Wisdom
20) Awe and Amazement Quotes
21) Humility Quotes
22) Wu Wei Quotes
23) Forgiveness Quotes
24) Greed Quotes
25) Warfare Quotes
26) Power Quotes
27) Knowledge and Wisdom Quotes
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