ForewordI lived with the
Tao Te Ching
some thirty years, day by day. Erudition does not allows you to understand whatare you translating from an ancient tongue. Onlycontemplation may gather for you some trends, somefathomable insights. So, this is the
translation of thetext [Wang Pi text] but not the
.I would like to show here my deep regards for myfriend William Scott Wilson, himself a translator of
. With Justin Newman, we found together sometracks of the philosopher way in Kyoto, and take it withus, returning at our homes, at our housewives, at our children, washing dishes and preparing a breakfast.