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Taoist Classics

The main sources of teachings related to the Taoist concepts and practice are the books assigned to the Taoist masters such as Lao-tzu, Chuang-tzu and Lieh-tzu.

The titles of these books are Tao-te ching (The Classic about the Tao and its Characteristics), Chuang-tzu and Lieh-tzu or The Classic of Perfect Emptiness.

Tao-te ching

Tao-te ching page
written in Chinese

Apart from these main sources that are studied on this site, we have included the I-ching (Book of Changes), a classic work of the ancient Chinese culture.

Please note that the term "ching" assigned to these works proves their interest and value in China. "Ching" means "classic", with the sense of "holy scripture", much like the Bible.

Learn more about these books by checking the list below.


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