NATLANG/TRANS/ETC: The Daode Jing (Tao Te Ching) of Laozi (Lao Tzu)
|From:||J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...>|
|Date:||Monday, May 3, 2004, 18:10|
a very interesting "Daoist-oriented interpretation" of
<A HREF="http://www.hku.hk/philodep/courses/EWEthics/ttc.htm">The Daode Jing
(Tao Te Ching) of Laozi (Lao Tzu…</A>
as translated/interpreted by Prof. Chad Hansen,
personal professor of philosophy at the University of Hong Kong
member of the Wandering Daoist Web Ring
1. To Guide with Names
To guide what can be guided is not constant guiding.
To name what can be named is not constant naming.
'Not-exist' names the beginning (boundary) of the cosmos (Heaven and earth)
'Exists' names the mother of the ten-thousand natural kinds .
Thus, to treat 'not-exist' as constant is desiring to use it to view its
To treat 'exists' as constant is desiring to use it to view its
These two emerge together yet have different names.
'Together'--call that 'obscure. ' 'Obscure' it and it is more obscure.
. . . the gateway of a crowd of mysteries.
33. Achievable goals.
Those who know the human are wise.
The self-knowing are discerning.
Those who trimuph among the human have power.
The self-triumphing are coercive.
Those who know sufficiency are affluent.
Those who coercively act have will.
Those who don't lose their 'that-which' are long-lasting
Those who die and don't disappear are long-lived.