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The Tao Te Ching is recognized as Lao Tzu only book, however, there is a collection his oral teachings recorded in a book called the Hua Hu Ching This version translated by Brain Walker is made up of 81 teachings on the subject of attaining enlightenment and mastery through the Tao It is a compact book but filled with much insight and thought provoking teachings. Most people who have heard of Lao Tzu know him through his book the Tao Te Ching, a fundamental Taoist text The authorship and history of the Tao Te Ching is still being debated And so it is also the case for the Hua Hu Ching which is also often attributed to Lao Tzu The text has come down to us largely through oral tradition, although a partial manuscript was discovered in a cave in China.In 1979 the first English translation by Hua Ching Ni of the Hua Hu Ching was published by Shambhala Press under the title Hua Hu Ching The Later Teachings of Lao Tzu This 1992 translation of the Hua Hu Ching by Brian Walker, who is famous for his highly accessible translation of the Chinese text The I Ching or Book of Changes A Guide to Life s Turning Points, is equally accessible to Western readers Having not read Hua Ching Ni s translation, I cannot compare the two However, I have read various translations of the I Ching, and I can agree that Walker s translation makes a very good starting point for a Western reader to the concepts outlined in the text I found it inspiring and only slightly unclear in certain spots where I felt a Glossary with fuller descriptions of certain terms would have been helpful E.g he seems to translate Tao as The Integral Way without ever sitting the reader down and explaining either term.It is a wonderful companion to the Tao Te Ching and I recommend it to anyone who, after reading the Tao Te Ching, wants to find something else to read to get information. The Perfect Companion To Stephen Mitchell S Version Of The Tao Te Ching, This Is The Astonishing Rendering Of Lao Tzu S Further Writings Each Of The Eighty One Teachings Presented By Taoist Scholar And Poet Brian Walker Are Rich With Wisdom, Mystery, And Startling Enlightenment The dangers of translationMuch is lost in this calamitous exercise of translating eastern texts into English, chiefly due to the lack of sufficient jargon to express complex spiritual concepts to their fullest meaning Even while acknowledging the utility of English and appreciating it s global appeal, one cannot fail to notice the gross inability of the language to absorb new words to enrich itself It simply doesn t render itself useful to a comprehensive treatment of high eastern ideals, most of all Hindu A cursory glance at the translations of Vedas will suffice to corroborate my argument Such injustice has been done to the millenias old sacred Hindu texts in the name of Oriental studies Having said that, the philosophical merit of this ancient Taoist work stands out despite all ills of translation. A wonderful delve into further depths along with the Tao Te Ching Highly recommended, it changed my life. The yin side of Lao Tzu s Tao Te Ching the feminine principal. Classic Must read, little known text. a simple, clear, concise short poem manual of self cultivation I savor this book, along with several other books of poetry by Rumi, Kabir and Hafiz each morning Brian Walker has translated Lao Tzu s sayings well Each one is like a flower that blooms on reflection. It s unfortunate that this text is relatively unknown compared to the Tao Te Ching Though it invokes the same familiar themes, the Hua Hu Ching completely avoids the clever, esoteric wordplay found in the Tao Te Ching and instead delivers a much practical and personal lesson that feels like a teacher than a text, and strikes me as offering a comparatively approachable entry point for those unfamiliar with, but otherwise interested in, Taoism I think those already familiar with Taoism are likely find this narrative to be surprisingly fresh and maybe even sublime in a few places than they might expect, especially if, like me, they have made a habit of collecting numerous translations and interpretations of the Tao Te Ching So, my advice is don t overlook or underestimate this text