THE LAO TZU ( DAO DE JING or TAO TE CHING) is the one Chinese moral book written by Lao Zi ( about B.C.571--- B.C.471), who was the librarian of the Zhou imperial court's library. He was an ancient Chinese thinker and reformer.
THE LAO TZU is the king of metaphysics, which will show the world a new way to see China. This book translated with an introduction by An Yu is a totally different version from all other ones you have ever read. An Yu was born on Aug. 9th 1982 in Dalian China. He spent more than ten years studying and understanding THE LAO TZU. He finished THE LAO TZU of his own version in modern Chinese. And then he translated his work into English by himself.
Who is DAO?
DAO is the MOTHER of all.
SHE is FORTUNE;
FORTUNE-telling, just seeing DAO's surface, is the beginning of stupidity.
SHE is PROVIDENCE;
Obey PROVIDENCE, obey DAO.
If DAO can get named, this name is not DAO's eternal name.
I have to name Her DAO.
If DAO can get described, this one is not DAO eternal;
DAO is invisible, inaudible, and intangible.
A person follows DAO, and then the person's achievement is real;
The country follows DAO, and then the country's achievement is general.
So, know a person's faith, know the person;
Know the country's faith, know the country.
Why do I know the country?
By this way.
Select not sages, so people do not scramble for fame and wealth;
Value not rare treasures, so people do not become robbers;
Propagate not what arouses desire, so people are not vexed.
Therefore, DAO-follower’s principles to administer a nation are:
Empty people’s pride, yet fill their belly;
Weaken people’s desires, yet sturdy their bodies.
Always let them free from trickery and greed, and let the wicked have no audacity to act willfully.
Conduct not willfully, fail not.
An Yu was born on Aug. 9th 1982 in Dalian China. He, a freelance researcher, spent more than ten years studying and understanding THE LAO TZU. He finished THE LAO TZU of his own version in modern Chinese. And then he translated his work into English by himself.