Whether such a person as Lao Tzu, the reputed author of this work, ever existed is not certain, but its place as one of the most important and influential texts in Chinese culture is beyond question. It is also now probably the best-known Chinese text in the West. Not a book in the conventional sense, it is rather a collection of profound wisdom teachings expressed in the form of sayings and commentaries which together aim to light the way to deeper understanding of the self and the world.

Tao Te Ching 1994, Element Books, Dorest

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