For More than 2,300 years, the original Chinese of the poetic masterpiece has provided profound guidance to millions of spiritual seekers. The ancient Taoists who composed it were encouraging a spontaneous expression of our own true nature, as well as a harmonizing of our lives with the creative pulse the universe. It's 81 short verses emerged in direct response to the official Confucian doctrines of the time, which Taoists saw as repressive, violent, and stifling of the human spirit.
This new version in English by Guy Leekley remains faithful to the original intent of the authors through his careful selection of equivalent words, phrases, and rhythms that capture the essence of this spiritual treasure.
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