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interpretive taoism

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this community is for forum purposes; post a verse or article of Tao or other philosophical subject, and respond with your thoughts on its interpretation.

this was made with the Tao Te Ching in mind specifically, as several translations are far more metaphorical and difficult to draw proper meanings from.

Tao Te Ching translations;

Stan Rosenthal's Tao Te Ching:
http://www.clas.ufl.edu/users/gthursby/taoism/ttcstan3.htm
A very broad and domesticated translation, meant for ease of interpretation; easier to read, not necessarily 'accurate.'

Charles Muller's Translation:
http://www.human.toyogakuen-u.ac.jp/~acmuller/contao/laotzu.htm
A very literal lingual translation of the original text.

Peter Merel's Translation:
http://www.clas.ufl.edu/users/gthursby/taoism/ttcmerel.htm
A favorite; takes a clever approach to translating the raw metaphorical style of the text into english, leaving it very cryptic but very open for interpretation.
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