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Lao Tzu’s Tao Teh Ching
by Yasuhiko Genku Kimura

Paraview Special Editions, 2004
ISBN: 1931044902
Eastern Philosophy, 112 pages
Trade paperback, $12.95

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A modern, visionary translation of the classic ancient text Tao Teh Ching

“A good translator of the Tao Teh Ching…must also be an integral thinker in both science (this-worldly knowledge) and spirituality (otherworldly knowledge) to capture the duality and wholeness embedded in its writing. Yasuhiko Genku Kimura, with his background as a Zen Buddhist priest and as an advanced student of integral science, is such a translator. It is his integral thinking that separates this translation from the many translations of the Tao Teh Ching in my library. For this reason, I strongly recommend this translation to the serious students of Chinese philosophy and to readers of integral science and spirituality.” -- Professor Wing Pon, author of Neo-Taoism and Knowing the Unknowable: The Holon Theory of Everything

“Yasuhiko Genku Kimura is eminently qualified to present us with a philosophically sensitive and insightful translation of this rich and illusive text. There are numerous translations of Tao Teh Ching available in the marketplace, but this one stands out for me in its conceptual lucidity, philosophical accessibility, and textual fidelity….This is an important contribution to global philosophy.” -- from the Afterword by Ashok Gangadean, Ph.D., author of Meditative Reason and Between Worlds

“…Yasuhiko Genku Kimura’s new translation of the ancient Tao Teh Ching is…as clear and readable as can be wished for. On every page the reader will encounter that special and exciting glow found only when an author truly loves his subject….It deserves to be read widely.” -- from the Foreword by Herbert Guenther, Ph.D., D. Litt., author of The Matrix of Mystery and From Reductionism to Creativity


is publisher and editor-in-chief of the journal VIA, and chairman and president of Vision - In - Action, a non-profit organization promoting the development of creative thinking and visionary action. His other books include The Twilight Manifesto and Think Kosmically Act Globally; he has also published numerous articles, essays, and translations in the fields of philosophy, transformational ethics, the philosophy of science, and business strategy. His business consulting and personal growth programs integrate a Socratic and Zen-like teaching style that stimulates participants’ awareness of their self-knowledge and power of transformation.

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