i bought a book at barnes and noble the other day, with some gift card money i got for christmas — a new-ish (2002) translation of and commentary on the tao te ching by ralph alan dale
, with beautiful photography by john clear.
i have read a couple other translations of the tao te ching, and find the differences between them interesting — but this particular one is beautiful in the way it is laid out and presented.
dale translates “tao” as the great integrity, which fits what taoism is about better than the way which tao is generally translated into english as.
i’ll report more on this as i dig through it, but so far i am very happy with the purchase.