Title Selections From The Upanishads And The Tao Te King.
Book Condition Hardcover, no dustjacket. Reading copy. The bottom corners of the covers are slightly damaged.
Edition First Edition.
Publisher The Cunningham Press, Alhambra: 1951.
Seller ID 68514X1
The Upanishads share with the Bhagavad-Gita the distinction of corresponding, in Indian Scriptures to the New Testament of the Christians. They present the intimate yet profoundly impersonal instructions of master to disciple, breathing the atmosphere of wisdom, trust, and faith that is characteristic of such relationships. The translations of these selections into English are by Charles Johnston, a Sanscrit scholar. The Tao Te King, by Lao Tzu, sometimes rendered, "Treatise of the Way and of Virtue," is a book which relies upon intimation and paradox to convey what Lionel Giles has called a "well-defined though rudimentary outline of a great system of transcendental and ethical philosophy." Mr. Giles' translation, or rendition, presented here, seems to embody more of the tangible genius of the Chinese sage than other revisions.
(Key Words: Upanishads, Hinduism, Religion, Lionel Giles,Charles Johnston, Lao Tzu, Tao Te King).