wiki:TaoTeChing

Overview

The Tao Te Ching, Daodejing, or Dao De Jing (simplified Chinese: 道德经; traditional Chinese: 道德經; pinyin: Dàodéjīng), also simply referred to as the Laozi, is a Chinese classic text.

The text is fundamental to both philosophical and religious Taoism and strongly influenced other schools, such as Legalism, Confucianism? and Chinese Buddhism.

The received Tao Te Ching is a short text of around 5,000 Chinese characters in 81 brief chapters or sections (章).

Translation

It's hard to translate Tao Te Ching into English. You can find 3 English translations at this page:

 http://www.yellowbridge.com/onlinelit/daodejing.php

See also