started this one last night. I recommend it rather than the retailing 17$ , grab it off kindle from amazon for 2.99$.
Edited by Sheep Smart, 19 May 2013 - 10:22 PM.
The fact that stupidy exists in abundance doesnt bother me. Its the fact that theres still no cure. Other life in the universe? Do you really mean to imply theres something possibly greater than us HUMANS? Almighty ceators of canned ham and reality Tv ? No 70% believer (the truth has got to be much better) 30 % diluted and lame. ...and on the 7th day, GOD said......... "Let there be sheep!"
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Posted 17 June 2013 - 11:43 AM
Up to near a decade ago I used to buy more (second hand) books than I could read. So yesterday I found this book on my bookshelves, one I had only leafed through after I bought it in 1996:
Tao Te Ching: The Classic Book of Integrity and the Way The Classic Book of Integrity and The Way / Lao Tzu
A new translation by Victor H. Mair based on the recently discovered Ma-Wang-Tui manuscripts.
This translation of the *Tao Te Ching* is based on the 1973 discovery of ancient silk manuscripts of the text at Ma-wang-tui in central China. For those familiar with the *Tao Te Ching*, this translation will be surprising. The chapters are not in the original order, and a few chapters, familiar from later versions, did not exist in this early version. Unlike most translations of this text, the first half of this translation focuses on TE (which Mair translates as "integrity"), and the second half focuses on TAO. Thus, the famous opening line (here translated as "The ways that can be walked are not the eternal Way") is found here as the first line of chapter 45. Mair provided extensive introduction, annotations, and "Afterword". Clearly, his primary concerns are philological in nature. While I would not recommend this to someone reading the *Tao Te Ching* for the first time, this translation could be quite helpful for someone comparing translations and trying to come to a deeper understanding of the text.
"What right has a man to say he has a soul if he does not feel it, or that there is a God if he does not see Him? If there is a God we must see Him, if there is a soul we must perceive it; otherwise it is better not to believe. It is better to be an outspoken atheist than a hypocrite."~ Swami Vivekananda
The Millionaire and the Mummies, by John Adams (St. Martin's Press, 2013).
A biography of one of America's earliest diggers in Egypt, Theodore Davis. I am not a big fan of biographies but a friend recommended it, and I've found it to be an incredibly interesting and entertaining read. Adams is a masterful researcher. Many Egyptologists as well as amateur historians such as I have a distinctly negative opinion of Davis. I can see now that this reputation of Davis's is unwarranted. Yes, he was a con artist and a master at fraud, which is how Davis got so stinking rich, but it's his activities in Egypt where he's most remembered and Adam's book has convinced me that we all got it wrong.
Words of wisdom from Richard Clopton: For every credibility gap there is a gullibility fill.