Every time I get pissed off this week, I'm reaching for the Tao. While I make a lousy Taoist, reading it calms me down.
Urusla Le Guin's translation of the Tao (a dear friend gave me the book as a gift last month) is not available online, but it's worth the investment. Also, Nokama.com Design Studio has a beautiful, searchable online version, from the print translation by Gia-Fu Feng and Jane English here.
Thursday, September 08, 2005
Throw in the Tao
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ok, you might laugh at me...but one of my favorite Tao books is Benjamin Hoff's "The Tao of Pooh."ReplyDelete
The idea is Winnie the Pooh is the ulitmate Taoist.
I must echo that Ursula Le Guin's translation is superb. One of the best I've ever read...ReplyDelete
And hey, the Tao of Pooh and the Te of Piglet are actually two very, very good books. Two of my favorites, in fact, that I read while reading up on Taoism, and later Zen. They are complimentary that way.
Count me among the Tao of Pooh fans!ReplyDelete
I first read Lao Tsu's The Way in college, eons ago. Some of the simplest lessons stick with us the longest.
The Gia-Fu Feng and Jane English version has always been my favorite. Like Sheila, I don't make a particularly good Taoist, but I still find reading it helpful.ReplyDelete
It's an ideal, and I know I'll never be perfect. (grin)