Tao Te Ching
|Narrated By:||Michael Scott|
|Date:||03 January 2006|
Like many other philosophical writings, the Tao Te Ching is a timeless Chinese treasure. The ancient writings are credited to Lao Tzu, although some believe them to be authored by a number of persons writing under the Lao Tzu pen name.
Nevertheless, this abridged audio version gives the listener, a taste of the wisdom of age, and the important values of human existence. Even though the text is over 2500 years old, it is still fresh, alive and relevant to our own current culture.
A semi-legendary figure, Laozi was usually portrayed as a 6th-century BCE contemporary of Confucius, but most modern historians consider him to have lived during the Warring States period of the 5th or 4th century BCE. A central figure in Chinese culture, Laozi is claimed by both the emperors of the Tang dynasty and modern people of the Li surname as a founder of their lineage. Laozi's work has been embraced by both various anti-authoritarian movements as well as Chinese Legalism.