The annotations in this version of the Tao Te Ching are simplified versions of those found in my other, more fanciful interpretation of the Tao Te Ching, entitled The Dude De Ching. That version was written to show how the popular cult film The Big Lebowski espouses the ideas and philosophies of Taoism. It can be found here: www.dudeism.com/thedudedeching
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I often use male pronouns in this book to signify human beings in general, rather than resorting to awkward grammatical constructions like “he or she.” No masculine bias is intended. The anonymous sages and leaders alluded to could be either female or male.
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