Table of Contents for Tao Te Ching : The Way of Vitrue


A Note on Transliteration ix
Introduction 1(8)
The Historical Record 9(4)
Si-Ma Qian
Book I Tao
Actualizing the Tao
13(1)
Self-Culture
14(1)
Keeping Peace Among the People
15(1)
The Sourceless
16(1)
The Use of Emptiness
16(1)
The Accomplishment of Form
17(1)
Sheathing the Radiance
17(1)
Changing Nature
18(1)
Practicing Smoothness
19(1)
Being Able to Act
20(1)
Using the Non-Being
21(1)
Restraining Desire
22(1)
Loathing Disgrace
23(1)
Appreciating the Mysterious
24(2)
Revealing the Te
26(1)
Returning to the Root
27(1)
Simplifying Style
28(1)
Belittling the Vulgar
29(1)
Returning to the Simple
29(1)
Differing from the Plebeian
30(1)
Emptying the Heart
31(1)
Increasing Humility
32(1)
The Empty Non-Being
33(1)
Suffering Favor
34(1)
The Form of the Profound
34(2)
The Te of Dignity
36(1)
Using Skill
37(1)
Returning to Simplicity
38(1)
Not Acting
39(2)
Frugality in War
41(1)
Eliminating War
42(2)
The Virtue of the Sage
44(1)
Negotiating Te
45(1)
Allowing Change
46(1)
Benevolence and Te
47(1)
Subtle Enlightenment
48(1)
Administering the Government
49(4)
Book II Te
Analyzing Te
53(2)
Model the Root
55(2)
Avoiding Utility
57(1)
Similarity and Disparity
58(2)
Tao Transforming
60(1)
Universal Utility
61(1)
Establishing Warnings
62(1)
Grand Te
63(2)
Moderating Desire
65(1)
Surveying the Distant
66(1)
Forgetting Knowledge
67(1)
Trusting in Te
68(2)
Cherishing Life
70(1)
Nurturing Te
71(1)
Returning to the Origin
72(1)
Gaining Insight
73(1)
Cultivating Perception
74(2)
The Seal of Mystery
76(2)
Profound Te
78(1)
Simplicity of Habit
79(1)
Adapting to Change
80(2)
Keeping to the Tao
82(1)
Maintaining One's Position
83(1)
The Te of Humility
84(2)
Acting in Tao
86(1)
Contemplating the Beginning
87(1)
Guarding the Obscure
88(2)
The Simplicity of Te
90(1)
Placing Oneself Behind
91(1)
The Three Treasures
92(1)
Complying with Heaven
93(1)
The Function of the Obscure
94(1)
Knowing the Difficult
95(1)
Knowing Sickness
96(1)
Loving the Self
97(1)
Allowing It to Happen
98(1)
Curtailing Delusion
99(1)
The Waste in Greediness
100(1)
Beware of Strength
101(2)
The Tao of Heaven
103(2)
Trusting to Faith
105(1)
Upholding Contracts
106(1)
Independence
107(2)
Making Plain the Essential
109(2)
Bibliography 111(2)
About the Translator 113