THE TAO TE CHING has been a treasure through the ages to many Chinese artists,
including poets, painters, calligraphers and even gardeners have used it as a
source of inspiration, not to mention countless readers from all over the world.
Its strong influence has also spread widely outside East Asia, aided by hundreds
of translations into Western languages. This text refers to Tao Te Ching ISBN
978-1461078425. Beware of poorly produced editions.]
Written during the golden age of Chinese philosophy, and composed partly in
prose and partly in verse, the "Tao Te Ching" is surely the most terse and
economical of the world's great religious texts.