here for a random quote from Lao Tzu's "Tao".
This is part of my translation of the Tao. I have tried to make a very clear version, aimed at people with no prior knowledge of it.
Here are 10 of the most quoted chapters. Chapter titles are there to give you an idea of the content.
Tao is traditionally separated into 2 sections:
Chapters 1-37 form the "Tao section"
Chapter 1 - What is the Tao? Chapter 2 - Making things ugly
Chapter 3 - Making Thieves Chapter 4 - Blunt the Sharp Edges
Chapter 5 -Talk is Tiring Chapter 33 - Self-knowledge, Self-mastery
Chapter 15 - What kind of people were the great Taoist Sages?
Chapters 38-81 are the "Te section"
Chapter 46 - The value of a modest heart Chapter 69 - Winning a fight by giving in
Chapter 76 - Rigid behaviour will kill you
The copyright ran out on a couple of translations.
They are nearly 100 years old, so the grammar and word choice require a little effort.
Nevertheless, here's the whole thing in:
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