An alternative, very short, interpretation of Tao Te Ching








The content of the Chinese book of wisdom “Tao Te Ching” by Lao Tzu (founder of Taoism) is open to interpretation. The title itself is open to interpretation as well. The literal translation of the word “Tao” is “The Way”. The literal meaning of the word “Te” was “power” when the book was composed 2400 years ago but now it means “virtue”. The word “Ching” is usually translated as “scripture”. The title “Tao Te Ching” is sometimes translated as “Scripture of Tao and Te”.

My intuitive interpretation of the title is:

Tao: Godhead

Te: Cosmic Soul, Parama Purusha

Ching: Cosmic Mind (includes Cosmos)

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