This is a book of wisdom literature written in 4th Century BC China. It’s a relatively quick read, but one that should be chewed on for a while. In fact, this is a good book to go through one chapter at a time (a chapter only consists of a few lines) and meditate or think on the statements. It’s rich and the simplicity of the content is quite astounding.
I read this book twice, once in February and again in June. The first time, I read a translation by Charles Johnston. I didn’t like it. For the second reading, I read the Stephen Mitchell translation and really enjoyed it. It was smooth and simple.
Do yourself a favor and read this one.
This is book 21 of 52 of Erik’s 2018 Books of Titans reading list.