Book of the Week: The Tao Te Ching

The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.
― Dr. Seuss

Each week, the AUA Newsroom will spotlight faculty recommendations for books of interest.

This week’s book is the Tao Te Ching by Lao Tsu, recommended by Tom Samuelian, the Dean of AUA’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Tao Te Ching forms the foundation of Taoism– an ancient tradition of philosophy and religious belief deeply rooted in Chinese customs and worldview emphasizes living in harmony with the “way” or energy of nature and the universe.

The book is considered a repository of ancient eastern wisdom. It helps reveal the underlying principles that govern the world and the essence of all things. Tao Te Ching is for those who seek a better understanding of themselves and the nature of the world.

Beyond Taoism, Tao Te Ching has influenced other schools of philosophy, such as Legalism, Confucianism and Chinese Buddhism.

To download a free copy of the book in PDF, ePub or Kindle format, click here.


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