Taoism


(Benjamin Lupton) #1

As requested, here is a discussion thread for Taoism (aka the Tao, or the Dao, or the Way)


2018-10-27: Tao
2018-11-03: Tao
(Brandon Olivier) #2

For anybody interested in the Tao Te Ching, I found an interesting copy online that has 4 translations side by side. I found it helped me get a better understanding to see multiple possible translations.

One of them is almost a “hyper modern” translation. For instance:

If you can talk about it,
it ain’t Tao.
If it has a name,
it’s just another thing.

Tao doesn’t have a name.
Names are for ordinary things.

Check it out https://ttc.tasuki.org/display:Year:1972,1988,1996,2004/section:1