In a world where East and West are drawing closer together, the penetrating teachings of the Tao te Ching speak to believers and seekers of all faiths more directly than ever before. Through an accessible, poetic and completely original translation of the Tao te Ching'a translation that also sets a new standard for accuracy'this introduction to an Eastern classic highlights ways readers can integrate into their daily lives the ancient spiritual insights of the Tao, a word that originally referred to the universal wisdom at the heart of all religions and philosophies. Including insightful yet unobtrusive facing-page commentary that explains the pithy words of the Tao te Ching, this accessible introduction responds to the groundswell of interest in both the Taoist way of life and the text at its foundation'offering one complete, easily readable volume that will be an inspiration and a guide for readers of all faiths and all backgrounds. About the series: SkyLight Illuminations'over 100,000 copies in print in seven languages'offers today's spiritual seeker an enjoyable entry into the great classic texts of the world's spiritual traditions. Each classic is presented in an accessible translation, with facing pages of guided commentary from experts, offering readers the keys they need to understand the history, context, and meaning of the text. The series enables readers of all backgrounds to experience and understand classic spiritual texts directly, and to make them a part of their lives.Das, Lama Surya is the author of 'Tao Te Ching ', published 2006 under ISBN 9781594732041 and ISBN 1594732043.