Recurring Themes
Key Ideas, Essential Concepts, Main Points, Leitmotifs

Tao Te Ching (Dao De Jing)
Classic of the Way and Virtue

By Lao Tzu (Laozi)

Compiled by Michael P. Garofalo, Green Way Research, Valley Spirit Center, Gushen Grove Notebooks, Red Bluff, California

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Key:  Chinese Characters (Pinyin, Wade-Giles) 


Holy Person (Man or Woman), Wise Person, Saintly Person, Saint, Guru   聖人  (sheng ren, shêng jen)


Mystery, Secret, Mysterious, Hidden   (hsuan) 

Ultimate, Extreme, Limits, End, Boundary     (ji, chi)     


War (Fighting, Battle, Destruction, Death) and Peace (Calmness, Productivity, Creativity, Life)

     Chapters 30, 31,




Laozi, Dao De Jing


Gushen Grove Notebooks for the Tao Te Ching

Research by
Michael P. Garofalo

Green Way Research, Valley Spirit Center, Gushen Grove Notebooks, Red Bluff, California
Green Way Research, 2011-2014. 
Indexed and Compiled by Michael P. Garofalo


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Tao Te Ching (Dao De Jing) by Lao-Tzu (Laozi), Circa 500 BCE

Old Master, Old Sage, Long-eared Wise Man, Wise Child
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Tao Te Ching
 Chapter Number Index

Standard Traditional Chapter Arrangement of the Daodejing
Chapter Order in Wang Bi's Daodejing Commentary in 246 CE
Chart by Mike Garofalo

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40
41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50
51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60
61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70
71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80