The central Taoist text, ascribed to Lao-tzu, the traditional founder of Taoism. Apparently written as a guide for rulers, it defined the Tao, or way, and established the philosophical basis of Taoism.
More example sentences
- T'ai chi ch'uan incorporates the Taoist principles expressed in the Tao-te Ching.
- The classic Tao-te-Ching or ' Book of the Way and its Virtue ', attributed to Lao-tzu, sets out the principles for leading this higher life.
Chinese, literally 'the Book of the Way and its Power'.
Definition of Tao-te-Ching in:
- The US English dictionary