The Daode Jing (Tao-te Ching) has been called ‘the bible of Daoism’, a blend of folk-beliefs, homely wisdom, religion and mythology which pervades old China. Less orthodox than Buddhism, more allowing than Confucius, its ideas of interconnectivity, peaceful co-existence, inner nourishment, and self-responsibility are surprisingly being recognized as the hallmark of the contemporary world . Buried in its pages are a science of Qigong, and the practice of inner quiet. At barely 5000 words, its influence has been quite disproportionate……. (from introduction) Note: this ebook is the updated 2009 verion.