Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu: A twenty-first century English interpretation

Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu: A twenty-first century English interpretation

by Jerome Dirnberger


Publisher Stansbury Publishing

Published in Religion & Spirituality/Other Eastern Religions, Nonfiction/Philosophy, Nonfiction

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Book Description

Written over 2,500 years ago by a Chinese philosopher in a poetic style, the TAO TE CHING becomes more easily readable and understandable to today's English speaking public. The concepts and insights are still very valuable and applicable today.

Sample Chapter

            TAO TE CHING  #8


Strive to do good

For goodness is like water

It nourishes without even trying

It is content to lie in lowly places

Thus it mirrors the Tao


So at home, be grounded

In thinking, be critical

With others, be generous and compassionate

When you speak, be sincere

As a leader, do not control

When working, enjoy it

With your family, give of yourself


So when you are content with yourself

You do not need to compete nor compare

Thus you earn respect



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Author Profile

Jerome Dirnberger

Jerome Dirnberger

After high school I entered the Society of Jesus during which my major courses of studies were Philosophy and Religion. In a few years I left the Jesuits and finished my studies in Comparative Religions at the University of Notre Dame and the University of Colorado. While my career was in business, I continued to be interested in first century Christianity. A few years ago I became more involved with the Tao Te Ching. Because of all the various translations and interpretations, I did not find one satisfactory. So I wrote and published my own.

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