Michael Banu :) (m_banu) wrote in taoists,
Michael Banu :)

  • Mood:


Daodejing doesn't translate into "The Way of Virtue", you know.

Te means "virtue" as in the way something expresses itself. Like the Te of a rock is that it is hard. It being hard is "by virtue of" it being a rock.

And Tao means "the way" as in an abbreviation for "The Way Things Are".

A better translation for Daodejing than "The Way of Virtue", I think, would be "The Way Things Are, and Its Consequences". :P

  • (no subject)

    Hi everyone. I'm new here, and just wanted to take the opportunity to introduce myself. I am the on-staff translator at a Daoist martial arts center…

  • (no subject)

    Hello This is the Good Luck Bat! good luck bat say hello to day. here is a good luck bat for you from min lee. good luck bat can be a good…

  • Hmmm...

    along_the_way: 113 members, last public post June 24, 2004 tao_of_pooh: 64 members, last public post May 27, 2004…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.