The Tao Te Ching, written by Lao Tzu, is the seminal text of Chinese Taoism, and its origins can be traced back to the late fourth or early third centuries BCE.
Thousands of translations and interpretations of the Tao Te Ching have been undertaken over time. Each of these has striven to accurately reflect the intended meaning behind the frequently ambiguous, occasionally rhymed and often obscure philosophical poetry of the original text.
This interpretation, by David Burke, has been made in the context of a broader spiritual framework. David, a theologian and teacher, has spent many years of doctoral research examining the underlying philosophical and theological themes shared by Islam and Christianity. His interpretation suggests that these key themes are also reflected in the philosophy espoused by the Tao Te Ching.
With its focus on simplicity, love, surrender and humility, David Burke's interpretation of the Tao Te Ching has touched many who are searching for a greater understanding of the universe and their own place in it.