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These are great! Thanks Stig.

What do folks think about making them a sticky? I realise that that could be controversial. But if you're a new person on here it could be worth having straight off the bat.

 

Kate

 

It would seem our benevolent, supreme overlord, Sean, has indeed honoured this thread by pinning it.

 

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Oh cool! That happened just as or after I'd thought of it. Good on Sean! He is a very nice overlord;-)

 

Kate

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Thanks very much Stig! I agree with Kate, and thanks Sean for pinning this.

 

My question is about the translations into English of the Tao Te Ching. I have relied upon the 1990 translation by Victor H. Mair based on the then "recently discovered Ma-Wang-Tui manuscripts".

 

I am curious about any consensus on particular translations or translation/lineage links... and also personal perspectives. Perhaps this should actually be in the general forum discussion threads?

 

thanks again

 

artform

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Thanks very much Stig! I agree with Kate, and thanks Sean for pinning this.

 

My question is about the translations into English of the Tao Te Ching. I have relied upon the 1990 translation by Victor H. Mair based on the then "recently discovered Ma-Wang-Tui manuscripts".

 

I am curious about any consensus on particular translations or translation/lineage links... and also personal perspectives. Perhaps this should actually be in the general forum discussion threads?

 

thanks again

 

artform

 

Hiya Artform ... using our FAQ link ;) the Stanford Uni has a good outline of the Daodejing which does touch on your question. It also mentions Victor H. Mair.

 

<http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/laozi/#AppLao>

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This was awesome! Thank you for doing this.

A pleasure my friend :D

 

Just wait and see what I have planned next ;)

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I'm a little overwhelmed. I've been reading through this thread and falling down the rabbit hole, but have found that many of the links are broken =( Are there any other good resources for someone new to everything?

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I'm a little overwhelmed. I've been reading through this thread and falling down the rabbit hole, but have found that many of the links are broken =( Are there any other good resources for someone new to everything?

Yeah, we had a board upgrade recently and I think some of the links got messed up.

 

Here is an excellent resource:

 

http://terebess.hu/english/lexikon/t.html

 

Many different philosophies and religions presented here. This particular link will take yo the the letter "T" where you will find many translations of the Tao Te Ching but check out the other alpha characters as well. Lots of good reading

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