Tao Te Ching – A 21st century English interpretation
TAO TE CHING
2500 years ago, Lao Tzu, an old master Left a job as a bureaucrat in a large city To live in a small rural village
On his journey he wrote a book (ching) Reflecting on seeing inside himself The path of the cosmos (tao)
Our universe of matter and energy (yin-yang) Moves in cycles evolving to greater efficiency For all interdependent objects
This evolution seems to us humans As a slow process (wu-wei) so we say “let nature take its course”
Since we live in communities There is a natural order (te) For us social beings to follow
We have to live in peace and harmony We have to be respectful of each other We have to be humble and live simply
For us to evolve to greater intelligence We need to become wise
About Jerome Dirnberger (Missoula, Montana Author)
After spending several years in the Jesuits (Society of Jesus), I received a BA from the University of Notre Dame concentrating my studies in early Christianity. I went on to do graduate studies in cultural anthropology at the University of Colorado. While my professional career has been in business, I continued my interests in comparative religions and religious philosophy including publishing THE WRITINGS OF JEROME in 2010.
I published the TAO TE CHING as interpreted by Jerome in 2016 after spending years studying the Tao and rewriting it in 21st century English.
In 2018 I published THINKING CRITICALLY which is a compilation of some of my writings that I wish the readers to utilize as exercises in improving their abilities to think more critically.
In 2019 I will publish the The Gospel of Thomas which will be an interpretation of the original saying's of Jesus . Please see all my work at: writingsofjerome.com