Tao Te Ching by Lao Tsu

This ancient text is a fundamental guide to the philosophy of Taoism, offering wisdom on how to live a balanced, virtuous life in harmony with the natural world and the Tao, the source of all existence. The book explores themes such as simplicity, humility, and non-aggression, emphasizing the importance of understanding and aligning oneself with the Tao. It provides guidance on leadership, personal growth, and spiritual enlightenment, advocating for a life of peace, contemplation, and connection with the universe.

The 615th greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 588

Since this book was first published in -300, there is a penalty of 0%. The age adjusted score is 588.0.

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