Ke Meihuai’s Updated Version of the Tao Te Ching


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Ke Meihuai's Updated Version of the Tao Te Ching


Author: Ke Meihuai

Order No. 1212

ISBN-13: 9781622461066

ISBN-10:  1622461061

Binding: Paperback

Publisher: Homa & Sekey Books

Pub Year: 2022

Language: English

Size: 6 x 9

Page: 184

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About the Book


The Tao Te Ching by Laozi is the philosophical inception of all Chinese thoughts and concepts. There are three most important versions of the book: the original Wang Bi's version, the silk book (versions A and B) and the Chu Jian version. This edition is mainly based on Chu Jian and Version A of the silk book, with supplement of the text of Version B. If the supplement is incomplete, this book uses Wang Bi's version. Both Version A of the silk book and Chu Jian were before the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC – AD 25). It was the period when Laozi rescued the highest prestige and Confucianism was in the doldrums. They were not tampered with by the emperors and Confucianism. It is the intention of the author that readers not be meddled with in the correction and proofreading of Confucian scholars and materialist dialectics.


About the Author


Ke Meihuai is a contemporary Chinese philosopher and novelist. He was a lecturer at the University of Washington and the University of Maryland in the United States in 2019, and a member of the Fifteenth International Humanities Symposium, where his lecture entitled "A Comparison of Ancient Chinese and Ancient Greek Civilizations" won the relevant paper award. He has published, among others, the following books: The Series of Ke Meihuai's works of philosophy, which are Union Theory, Look at Lao Tzu, Origins and Schools of Chinese Thought, The Philosophical Wisdom of Sakyamuni, Commentary of the Four Books of Confucianism, Commentary of Han Feizi, and A Brief Introduction to Western Philosophy and Critique on German Classical Ideas; Two novels: Lives of Madmen: Survival after the Communist Revolution (also known as The Dream in Lake Village) and The Soul of Lotus Lake; and others: The Collection of Ke Meihuai's Short Essays and Poems.



Table of Contents



TAO.. 1

Chapter 1: Ontology I: Describe the Metaphysical State of the Ontology and Define Several Basic Concepts in the Ontology. 2

Chapter 2: Epistemology: The Concept of Symmetry of Genera  5

Chapter 3: Ethics: Good Tao Deduces Three Ethical Principles  7

Chapter 4: Ontology II: The Crossroad of Everything before "Xiangdi"  9

Chapter 5: Ethics: Heaven and Earth Don’t Share the Same Provenience but They Would Equally Align. 11

Chapter 6: Creationism I: The Great Tao: “Vulcanism” (Cosmology): Goodness Itself, the Source of All Goodness. 13

Chapter 7: Ethics: Principles of Longevity and Natural Longevity  14

Chapter 8: Creationism II: The Theory of "the Perfect Goodness" (Cosmology): Goodness Itself, the Source of All Good Ideas  16

Chapter 9: Ethics: Criticizing Acts That Violate the Good Way  18

Chapter 10: Ethics: The Content and Goals of Self-Cultivation  19

Chapter 11: Scientific Principles: Good Ways Deduced Scientific Principles: "If You Have Something for Profit, You Don't Have Something for Use.". 21

Chapter 12: Ethics: Temperance against Extravagant Lifestyles That Go against the Good. 23

Chapter 13: Ethics: "You Are Worthy of Oneself" Is the Outlook on Life of Good Knowledge. 25

Chapter 14: Creationism III: The Metaphysical State of the Oneless of Tao  27

Chapter 15: Ethics: Enlightenment and Good People Have the Virtues of "The Great One" (Xuan De) 29

Chapter 16: Movement Theory: Discussing the Cycle of Birth and Death of All Things. 31

Chapter 17: Political Science: The Operation of the Political System Is a Cyclical Movement Process. 33

Chapter 18: Politics: Exposing the Wisdom and Wisdom of Tyrants  35

Chapter 19: Politics: Abandon the Doctrine of Maintaining Autocratic Rule and Return to the Basics. 37

Chapter 20: Ethics: Depicting Bad Social Customs and Inharmonious Social Life. 39

Chapter 21: Creationism IV: Depicting the Image World of Creation  41

Chapter 22: Ethics: Using Examples to Prove That There Is No Good Result If It Violates "Taoism and Obedience". 43

Chapter 23: Ethics: The Principle of "Honesty Is Returned". 45

Chapter 24: Ethics: A Basic Affair in the World: "Those Who Share the Same Virtue Will Also Have Virtue; Those Who Share the Same Loss Will Also Lose the Tao.". 47

Chapter 25: Creationism V: Describe and Name the Creator’s "Great Way", and Locate the Special Position of Man in the Universe  49

Chapter 26: Ethics: Settling Down and Standing Up for Life Is the Fundamental, and the Phenomenon of Words and Deeds Is the Last Use  51

Chapter 27: Ethics: Five Goods. 53

Chapter 28: Ethics: The Virtues of the Saint and the Saint Should Be Elected as the Ruler (The Philosopher Should Be the King) 56

Chapter 29: Political Science: Criticizing Power Politics, Defining the Nature of the State Apparatus and the Political Mission of Saints  58

Chapter 30 and Chapter 31: Convergent Political Science War Theory: War Itself Is Not a Good Way; Good People Use War as a Last Resort 60

Chapter 32: Epistemological Methodology I: The Method of Defining Genera Concepts. 63

Chapter 33: Epistemological Methodology II: Methods of Defining Concepts. 65

Chapter 34: Creationism VI: Summarizing the Qualities and Functions of Taoism.. 67

Chapter 35: Creationism VII: Discussing the Quality and Function of Taoism.. 69

Chapter 36: Creationism VIII: The Fine-Tuned Wisdom of Taoism (Soul) in All Things Themselves. 71

Chapter 37: Creationism IX: The Self-Consciousness in the Soul of All Things and the Delusion of Rational and Temperate Desires. 74

TE.. 76

Chapter 38: "Dejing" Program on Ethics and Politics. 77

Chapter 39: Upper and Lower Virtues. 81

Chapter 40: Epistemological Methodology III: Three Different Methods of Understanding. 84

Chapter 41: The Three Basic Principles of Circular Movement 87

Chapter 42: Three Basic Principles of Creation by Dadao. 89

Chapter 43: Two Basic Principles in Political Science: The Benefit of Doing Nothing, the Teaching of Unspoken. 91

Chapter 44: One of the Basic Principles of Virtues: "Contentment Is Not Humiliating, Knowing Is Not Bad, and It Can Last for a Long Time."  93

Chapter 45: Politics: Maintaining the True Colors of Nature and Creating a Ching Ming Society. 95

Chapter 46: "Unnecessary Desire" and "Necessary Desire". 97

Chapter 47: Epistemology: Knowledge of Epiphany and Enlightenment 99

Chapter 48: Epistemology: Gradual and Knowledge-Based People’s Political Behaviour 101

Chapter 49: The Saint and the Common People Are in the Same Way: The Kindness of a Whole Body. 103

Chapter 50: Life and Death View and Guarding Life with a Kind Heart 105

Chapter 51: Tao Law Nature and Profound Virtue. 107

Chapter 52: Realizing and Keeping the Soul Holiness. 109

Chapter 53: Politics: Exposing That the Enfeoffment System of the Zhou Dynasty Was a Society Without Morality and Virtue. 111

Chapter 54: Self-Cultivation I: Kindness Is the Foundation of Self-Cultivation, and It Is Also the Criterion for Judging People and Society  113

Chapter 55: Self-Cultivation II: Self-Cultivation Should Be Restored to the Natural State of Virtue and Goodness When a Baby Was Born  115

Chapter 56: Self-Cultivation III: The Principles and Virtues of Mysticism   117

Chapter 57: Political Theory: Criticizing the "Four Mores" in a Ritual Society and Advocating the "Four Selfs of the People" Political System   119

Chapter 58: Political Theory: Criticizing the Ethical Viewpoints and Bad Customs Such as the Misfortune, Good Demon, etc. in a Ritual Society  121

Chapter 59: Politics: The First Political Principle: "Only Se (Temperance)". 123

Chapter 60: The Second Principle of Political Science: (The Ruler and the People) "Do Not Hurt Each Other, So Virtues Should Be Returned."  125

Chapter 61: The Diplomatic Principles of Politics: A Big Country and a Small Country Are Married and Coexisting. 127

Chapter 62: Political Science: Good Tao Is a Treasure That Both Good and Bad People Want to Use. 129

Chapter 63: Political Science: There Is Nothing Difficult to Plan and Do Things with Good Ways. 131

Chapter 64: Politics: Discovering and Seizing Small Opportunities in Doing Business Will Not Fail 133

Chapter 65: Political Science: Two Different Ways of Governing the Country. 135

Chapter 66: Political Science: Those in Power Are in Power for the People and Must Be in the Lower Position of the People. 137

Chapter 67: An Ideal Country of "Doing Nothing but Governing"—A Natural Society of "Small State and Few People". 139

Chapter 68: The Concept of Happiness: Only When You Have Good Knowledge Can You Have a Happy Life. 141

Chapter 69: The Concept of Happiness: Maintaining the Three Inherent Virtues in Oneself Will Keep the Way Forever 143

Chapter 70: Four Requirements of the Military and Three Principles of Political Science. 145

Chapter 71: Principles of Saints’ Military Activities. 146

Chapter 72: Epistemology: The Knowledge of the Saint's Enlightenment Is Not Understood by the World. 148

Chapter 73: Epistemology: Two Kinds of Knowledge. 150

Chapter 74: Political Science: Personal Rights and Freedoms Are Not Permissible to Infringe. 151

Chapter 75: Legal Theory: Natural Law "The Sky Net Is Restored, but Not Lost.". 153

Chapter 76: Legal Theory: Legislation Is to Punish Murderers, and the Judiciary Must Be Independent 155

Chapter 77: Law: The Law Is to Control the Greed of the Emperor and Protect the Lives and Property of the People. The Purpose of the Law Is to "Live the Virtuous and Noble Lives.". 157

Chapter 78: A Basic Principle of the Concept of Life and Death: Strength Is the Nature of Death, and Weakness Is the Nature of Growth  159

Chapter 79: The Way of Heaven and the Way of Saints (the Law of Nature): "Insufficient Damages and Deficiencies Are Made Up.". 161

Chapter 80: Discusses Shui Shan’s Frailty and Great Power to Conquer, and Deduces the Saint’s Fragile Virtues. 163

Chapter 81: Summarize Good Ways and Good Deeds, and Infers a Conclusion: "Heaven Has No Relatives, and Perseverance with Good People.". 165


About the Author 167

About the Vernacular Translator of the Tao Te Ching. 168

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