Decoding of the Lao-zi (Dao-De Jing): Numerological Resonance of the Canon's Structure

As a canon, the "Dao-De Jing" is a symbolic work and its symbols transcend its context. When this is properly understood, all 81 sections of it divided into nine divisions and two halves have universal application. Any attempt to translate them with no account taken of the numerological and symbolical systems means to remove them entirely from canonical context and narrow the field of application. More

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About Alexander Goldstein

Alexander Goldstein, a graduate of the Far-Eastern University in Sinology, teaches at the Open University in Tel-Aviv. A certified instructor of martial arts, he is a lecturer of Chinese culture and traditions. He is also the translator of Lao-zi's "Dao-De Jing," Zen masters' paradoxes, "The Illustrated Canon of Chen Family Taijiquan," a Chinese novel and some other editions, which are available in print and electronic publishing at most online retailers published in English, Spanish and Russian.

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