Tâo Teh King- Laozi
'Tâo Teh King' is the famed Chinese classic text written by the sage Laozi, founder of Taoism around 400 BC. The Tao Teh King, along with the Zhuangzi, is a fundamental text for both philosophical and religious Taoism. It also strongly influenced other schools of Chinese philosophy and religion, including Legalism, Confucianism, and Chinese Buddhism, which were largely interpreted through the use of Taoist words and concepts when it was originally introduced to China. Many artists, including poets, painters, calligraphers, and gardeners, have used the Tao Teh King as a source of inspiration. This version is the translation by James Legge.