….wild is the wind…creative freedom is the seed….
The Tao Te Ching, Daodejing, or Dao De Jing 道德經
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I was asked by someone from my Goodread networks for the Best translation of Tao Te Ching book he could buy! I looked around and realise the best version is a Free PDF I found done by Lok San Ho in Hong Kong because it harnassed the fact that most Hong Kong Chinese are brought up Bilingual with English and Classical Chinese (Cantonese) as our mother tongues.
What is Tao Te Ching?
The text is fundamental to both philosophical and religious Taoism (Daojia, Chinese: 道家, Pinyin: Dàojiā; Daojiao, Chinese: 道教, Pinyin: Dàojiào) and strongly influenced other schools, such as Legalism, Confucianism and Chinese Buddhism, which when first introduced into China was largely interpreted through the use of Daoist words and concepts. Many Chinese artists, including poets, painters, calligraphers, and even gardeners have used the Daodejing as a source of inspiration. Its influence has also spread widely outside East Asia, and is amongst the most translated works in world literature.
The metaphysical nature of Tao Te Ching also influenced many Modernist Science into discovering what we would loosely describe as the beginning of Particle theories and a fore-runner to Einstein’s Thoeries of Quantum Mechanics.
Science-Philosophy-Faith to an Educated Ancient person were not different things…it is only in the less educated circles that see these things dualistically, mostly due to poor education systems that emphasized passing exams and rote-learning instead of True Knowledge and Wisdom.