Tao Te Ching

The Power of Goodness, the Wisdom Beyond Words
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Ralph Alan Dale

1920 – 2006 CE

Translator, author, visionary

(1920-2006)

Conductor, composer, clinician, acupuncturist, researcher and prolific writer of over 70 books and videos; Dale translated the Tao Te Ching into verse and wrote a deeply thought-through chapter-by-chapter commentary applying Lao Tzu's wisdom to modern day challenges. In his profession, his writing, and in his life; he seems to both understand the deeper Tao Te Ching messages as well as develop insightful ways of incorporating this wisdom into solutions for modern political, cultural, and social challenges. While not minimizing modern confusions, he stays positive and optimistic, predicts new evolutionary cultural realizations, the actualization of Taoist visions of wholeness and harmony.

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Tao Te Ching, a new translation and commentary

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Quotes by Ralph Alan Dale (16 quotes)

“Lao Tzu's ancient philosophy provides a window through which we can acquire such a perspective—one that can intellectually catapult us beyond the limitations and toxins of our everyday lives.”

from Tao Te Ching, a new translation and commentary

Themes: Taoism

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“What conventional medicine means by 'incurable' is that a condition is not responsive to either drugs or surgery.”

Themes: Medicine

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“Any part of the body can be used to treat the rest of the body, and that the topology of the points in each of these 'micro-acupuncture systems' was a holographic repetition of the whole body's anatomy.”

Themes: Health

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“No part of us is unrelated to other parts, even down to the single cell. Every cell probably knows the whole of us. There is a new consciousness implied in these premises; namely, that reality is a complex, interrelated and integral structure, including our own body-mind-emotions-spirit, as well as our relationship to others and to our environment.”

from Tao Te Ching, a new translation and commentary

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“Every gross part of our anatomy has originated in various countries throughout the world, some in ancient times some very recently.”

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“We are at war with ourselves, with the environment, and with others. It is a matter of overcoming the old ways of thinking and the old premises of being, including our economic and political structures. The old competitive market economy and the old political parties, representing special selfish interests, will give way to a co-operative global community.”

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“Once our technology is no longer polluting our environment and used primarily for killing people, it can be used to create an economy of abundance. Such an economy no longer requires us to be individual, group, race, national, ethnic, religious or gender enemies of each other because there will be plenty of everything for every one of us on the planet. Given our present technology, starvation and deprivation are artificially maintained.”

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“Wholeness, rather than fragmentation, is the basic nature of reality... In effect, the fragmentation expressed in conventional medicine and in our social relations may be a distortion of nature, a false premise which has permeated our lives.”

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Themes: One Taste Oneness

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“It is the paradox of every poet to have to transcend the logical function of language through language... Because paradox is the principal mode of Lao Tzu's thought processes, it is the nature of Chinese language, especially ancient Chinese, to be poetic.”

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Themes: Paradox Poetry

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“In the realm of religion, we can look forward to ecumenical dissolution of sects, dogmas, and superstitions since they create a tiro mortis of the mind, emotions and spirit.”

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Themes: Religion

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“In the realm of art, the Great Integrity [the Tao] implies the 'artistification' of life and the gradual disappearance of our old age are 'closets' such as museums and performance halls.”

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Themes: Art

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“Our present linearly and hierarchically structured languages are likely to transform into a music-language, capable of communicating subtle differentiations and simultaneities of experience, reasoning and feeling.”

from Tao Te Ching, a new translation and commentary

Themes: Music

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“What is implied here is nothing less than the healing of the split between the two hemispheres of our brain which have become separated, alienated and at war with each other during the past few thousand years... This verse welcomes the disappearance of all boundaries among art, science, and religion as the walls and premises of every discipline dissolve into a higher consciousness”

from Tao Te Ching, a new translation and commentary

Chapters: 1. The Unnamed

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“This verse celebrates the relativity of reality, thereby aligning itself with modern science, especially Einstein's theory of relativity.”

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Chapters: 2. The Wordless Teachings

Themes: Reality Science

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“If beauty will no longer be separable from life, then we may expect that, eventually, there will no longer be concert halls and museums, since the music and art of life will be inherent in all the sounds, movements, and patterns of ordinary life”

from Tao Te Ching, a new translation and commentary

Themes: Beauty

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“21st century technology makes have and have-not inequities, as well as their rationales, anachronistic.”

from Tao Te Ching, a new translation and commentary

Themes: Poverty Equality

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