Chapter 35

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



By Lao Tzu (Laozi)


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Chapter 35

Tao Te Ching (Dao De Jing) by Lao Tzu

 

English and Chinese (Wade-Giles) Terms:  Grasp or Hold (chih), Ease, Great (ta), Peace, Form or Image (hsiang), Music (lo), Heaven (t'ien), Tao, World or Under Heaven or Below (hsia), Value, Follow or Attract (wang), Inexhaustible, Harm or Injury (hai), Finding Comfort, Content or Enjoy (an), Virtue of Benevolence, Peaceful or Serene or Even (p'ing), Abundant or Good Health (t'ai), Inaudible, Cake or Pastries (erh), Indeterminable, Pass (kuo), Strangers or Guests (k'o), Stop or Stay (chih), Tao, Mouth (k'uo), Boundless, Tasteless or Insipid (tan), Tranquility, Taste or Flavor (wei), Dao, Invisible, Symbol, Cooking, Taste, Sufficient or Enough (tsu), Boring, Dainty, See or Appear (chien), Profound, Court or Tribunal (t'ing), Endless, Heard (wên), Sign, Use or Apply (yung), Worthless, Insipid, Exhausted or Finished (chi), Unnoticed,  仁德    


Términos en Español:  Facilidad, Paz, Música, Valor, Inagotable, Forma, Inaudible, Indeterminable, Sin Límites, Sin Sabor, Tranquilidad, Invisible, Cocina, Delicada, Profunda, Signo, Sosa, Boca, Inadvertido, Agarre, Gran, Forma, Mantener, Imagen, Cielo, Mundo, A continuación, Siga, Atraer, Daño, Lesiones, Contenido, Enjoy, Disfrutar, Sereno, Pacífico, Pastel, Pasteles, Pase, Extraños, Rducida, Alto, Estancia, Camino, Boca, Sosa, Gusto, Sabor, Suficiente, Ver, Aparecer, Juzgado, Tribunal, Utilización, Aplicar, Agotado, Acabado.

 

 

 

"To him who holds in his hands the Great Image of the invisible Tao, the whole world repairs.
Men resort to him, and receive no hurt, but find rest, peace, and the feeling of ease. 
Music and dainties will make the passing guest stop for a time.
But though the Tao as it comes from the mouth, seems insipid and has no flavor;
Though it seems not worth being looked at or listened to, the use of it is inexhaustible."  
-  Translated by James Legge, 1891, Chapter 35 

 

 

"He who holds the great image will attract all things to him.
They flock to him and receive no harm, for in him they find peace, security and happiness.
Music and dainty dishes make a passing guest pause.
But being said in the words, the Way is tasteless, flavorless, not seen, not heard, but it cannot be used up."
-  Translated by Tien Cong Tran, Chapter 35  

 

 

"She who follows the way of the Tao
will draw the world to her steps.
She can go without fear of being injured,
because she has found peace and tranquility in her heart.
Where there is music and good food,
people will stop to enjoy it.
But words spoken of the Tao
seem to them boring and stale.
When looked at, there is nothing for them to see.
When listened for, there is nothing for them to hear.
Yet if they put it to use, it would never be exhausted."
-  Translated by J. H. McDonald, 1996, Chapter 35

 

 

"One who holds fast to the Great Symbol
Gains the whole world
Bestows purest peace
Serenity and bliss.
Yet the hasty wayfarer
Attracted only by outer chars
Tastes Tao and is not aware of it
Sees Tao and does not perceive it
Listens to Tao and does not hear it.
But whoever
Grasps and holds it
Amid impermanence
Is grasped by the permanent
And attains duration."
-  Translated by K. O. Schmidt, 1975, Chapter 35 

 

 

"All beings are drawn to those who stay centered
in their oneness with Infinity
because they flow in peace and harmony.

The manifestations of music and delicious food
catch the attention of those passing by.
But the essence of Infinity goes unnoticed.

It makes no sound and has no flavor
and yet It is the inexhaustible source
of the manifestations of all sounds
and all flavors."
-  Translated by John Worldpeace, Chapter 35  

 

 

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"Holding on to the great Symbol,
The whole world carries on.
On and on without doing harm.
Being happy at peace,
Enjoying greatly the music and food
Travelers stop by.
When the Dao is spoken forth plainly
It has no flavor at all.
Look, but that is not sufficient for seeing.
Listen, but that is not sufficient for hearing. 
Use it, but it is not exhausted."
-  Translated by Edward Brennan and Tao Huang, 2002, Chapter 35 

 

 

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"If the Great Simulacrum be obtained, the Empire will be for ever free from harm.
There will be tranquility, peace, and universal joy, the attraction of which, acting as a bait, will detain the passing traveler.
The utterance of Tao is insipid; it has no flavor.
If looked at, it appears not worth seeing; if listened to, it appears not worth hearing;
but if used, it is found inexhaustible in resources."
-  Translated by Frederic Henry Balfour, 1884, Chapter 35

 

 

"Because he resembles the great prototype (the Principle, through his disinterested devotion), all come to the Sage.
He welcomes them all, does them good, and gives them rest, peace, and happiness.
Music and good cheer may hold up a passer-by for but a night, (since sensual pleasures are fleeting and leave nothing behind).
Whereas the exposition of the great principle of disinterested devotion, simple and gentle, which charms neither the eyes nor the ears,
pleases, engraves itself, and is of an inexhaustible fecundity in matters of practical application."
-  Translated by Derek Bryce, 1999, Chapter 35 

 

 

 

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"Who holdeth fast to the great Form,
Of him the world will come in quest:
For there we never meet with harm,
There we find shelter, comfort, rest.  
Music with dainties makes the passing stranger stop.
But Reason, when coming from the mouth, how tasteless is it!
It has no flavor.
When looked at, there is not enough to be seen; when listened to, there is not enough to be heard.
However, when used, it is inexhaustible." 
-  Translated by Daisetsu Teitaro Suzuki and Paul Carus, 1913, Chapter 35 

 

 

 

A Chinese Language Version of Chapter 35 of the Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu
A note on my style of displaying the Chinese characters of the Tao Te Ching


 

 

執大象, 天下往. 
往而不害, 安平大. 
樂與餌, 過客止. 
道之出口, 淡乎其無味.
視之不足見.
聽之不足聞.
用之不足既. 
-  Chinese characters, Tao Te Ching, Chapter 35

 

 

chih ta hsiang, t'ien hsia wang.
wang erh pu hai, an p'ing t'ai. 
lo yü erh, kuo k'o chih.
tao chih ch'u k'ou, tan hu ch'i wu wei.
shih chih pu tsu chien .
t'ing chih pu tsu wên.
yung chih pu tsu chi.
-  Wade-Giles Romanization, Tao Te Ching, Chapter 35 

 


Audio Version in Chinese of Chapter 35 of the Tao Te Ching

 


zhi da xiang, tian xia wang.
wang er bu hai, an ping tai.
le yu er, guo ke zhi.
dao zhi chu kou, dan hu qi wu wei.
shi zhi bu zu jian.
ting zhi bu zu wen.
yong zhi bu zu ji.
-  Pinyin Romanization, Daodejing, Chapter 35 

 
 
 

 
 

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"To him who holds to the Great Form all the world go.
It will go and see no danger, but tranquility, equality and community.
Music and dainties will make the passing stranger stop.
But Tao when uttered in words is so pure and void of flavor
When one looks at it, one cannot see it;
When one listens to it, one cannot hear it.
However, when one uses it, it is inexhaustible."
-  Translated by Ch'u Ta-Kao, 1904, Chapter 35 

 

 

 

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"Hold the Great Symbol
and all the world follows,
Follows without meeting harm,
And lives in health, peace, commonwealth.
Offer good things to eat
And the wayfarer stays.
But Tao is mild to the taste.
Looked at, it cannot be seen;
Listened to, it cannot be heard;
Applied, its supply never fails."
-  Translated by Lin Yutang, 1955, Chapter 35 

 

 

"Apprehend the inimitable conception, you attract the world;
coming it receives no harm, but it tranquil, peaceful, satisfied.
Like transient guests, music and dainties pass away.
The Tao entering the mouth is insipid and without flavour;
when looked at it evades sight;
when listened for it escapes the ear.
Yet, its operations are interminable."
-  Translated by C. Spurgeon Medhurst, 1905, Chapter 35 

 

 

"The owner of the biggest image attracts the whole world.
When all who come have been safely settled,
The world will then be peaceful.
Melodious music and delicious food
Can only attract passers-by.
But the Way is, when put into one's mouth, tasteless,
When looked at, colorless,
When listened to, uninteresting,
And, when used, limitlessly bountiful."
-  Translated by Liu Qixuan, Chapter 35 

 

 

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"Hold to the great form, and all the world follows,
following without meeting harm,
in health, peace, and happiness.
Music and delicacies to eat induce travelers to stay.
But the Way is mild to the taste.
Looked at, it is invisible.
Listened to, it is inaudible.
Applied, it is inexhaustible."
-  Translated by S. Beck, 1996, Chapter 35  
 
 

"Lay hold of the Great Form of Tao!

And the world will follow your train,

It will follow along, and suffer no wrong,

And in peace and content remain.

 

For music and dainties offered at your gate

The passing guest will tarry awhile and wait.

 

Though Tao in passing is tasteless,

With nothing to fill the eye,

And with nothing to hear worth filling the ear,

You can use it exhaustlessly."
-  Translated by Isaac Winter Heysinger, 1903, Chapter 35 

 

 

 

 

 

"Whoever embraces the Grand Image attracts people in the world.
Attracting but not discriminating, they live in peace.
Hearing music and seeing food, visitors linger.
Direction, [as a subject] for discussion, is plain and flavorless.
Looking at it, it is invisible;
Listening to it, it is inaudible;
using it, it is inexhaustible."
-  Translated by David H. Li, Chapter 35 

 
 
 

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"The wise man acts at one with the Tao, 
for he knows it is here that peace is found. 
It is for this reason that he is sought. 
Whilst guests enjoy good music and food,
as these are supplied by a benevolent host, 
a description of Tao seems without form, 
for it cannot be heard and cannot be seen. 
But when the music and food are all ended,
the taste of the Tao still remains."
-  Translated by Stanley Rosenthal, 1984, Chapter 35  
 
 
"The subtle path of the universe has no form,
     so it is the greatest form.
The wise one who stays with the subtle path
     keeps one's spirit where all things originate.
The wise one harms nothing,
     thus peace stays with the wise one.
The subtle energy stays
     with the wise one's physical body like a guest.
By being gentle and hospitable,
     the passenger stays.

The teaching of the subtle path
     is like being served plain, unspiced food.
To your eyes and nostrils,
     it appears to have no great attraction,
     yet its support is inexhaustible."
-  Translated by Hua-Ching Ni, 1992, Chapter 35
 
 
"She who follows the way of the Tao
will draw the world to her steps. 
She can go without fear of being injured, 
because she has found peace and tranquility in her heart. 
Where there is music and good food, 
people will stop to enjoy it. 
But words spoken of the Tao   
seem to them boring and stale. 
When looked at, there is nothing for them to see. 
When listened for, there is nothing for them to hear. 
Yet if they put it to use, it would never be exhausted."
-  Translated by John H. McDonald, 1996, Chapter 35   
 
 
 

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"Hold fast the idea of "The Great,"
Then all men will be drawn to you.  
They will come to you and receive no hurt,
But rest, peace and great calm.
When you provide music and exquisite food
The traveller will stay with you gladly.
When the Tao flows out from you to him
By his palate he does not detect its savour,
By his eye he cannot perceive it,
By his ears he cannot hear it,
But in using it he finds it to be inexhaustible."
-  Translated by Isabella Mears, 1916, Chapter 35 
 
 

"Take hold of the great form
    The world comes toward
Comes toward without harm
    Peace and stability in the extreme.

Music and handing out dainties
    Passing guests stop
Things belonging with tao expressed
    Its blandness is equal to its lack of flavor.

Observing lacks enough sight
Listening lacks enough hearing
Using lacks enough grasp."
-  Translated by David Lindauer, Chapter 35 

 

 

"Being on the Tao Way all creatures
Go on the natural path.
On the Way there is harmony, health, peace and happiness.
He who encounters them will want to stay.
But the Tao Way is much deeper,
Transcends all the five senses."
-  Translated by Sarbatoare, Chapter 35  

 
 
 

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"If you offer music and food
Strangers may stop with you;
But if you accord with the Way
All the people of the world will keep you
In safety, health, community and peace.
The Way lacks art and flavor;
It can neither be seen or heard,
But its benefits cannot be exhausted."
-  Translated by Peter Merel, 1992, Chapter 35

 

 

 

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
Subject Index
 

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
81                  

 

 

 

 

 

"Hold up the Clear Mirror,
the whole world comes.
Beyond harm, safe, serene,
content being one.
When tasty dishes and songs are offered,
passersby stop.
When the Way speaks, thought, it's bland,
plain, no special flavor.
When looked at, no thing to see.
When listened at, no thing to hear.
When used, no thing to use up.
Hence, inexhaustible."
Translated by Robert Meikyo Rosenbaum, 2013, Chapter 35 

 

 

"Wer festhält das große Urbild,
zu dem kommt die Welt.
Sie kommt und wird nicht verletzt,
in Ruhe, Gleichheit und Seligkeit.
Musik und Köder:
Sie machen wohl den Wanderer auf seinem Wege anhalten.
Der Sinn geht aus dem Munde hervor,
milde und ohne Geschmack.
Du blickst nach ihm und siehst nichts Sonderliches.
Du horchst nach ihm und hörst nichts Sonderliches.
Du handelst nach ihm und findest kein Ende."
-  Translated by Richard Wilhelm, 1911, Chapter 35

 

 

"Attain to the Great Idea, and all the world will flock to you.
It will flock to you and will not be hurt therein, for it will rest in a wonderful peace.
Where there is a festival the wayfarer will stay.
To the palate the Tao is insipid and tasteless.
In regarding it the eye is not impressed.
In listening to it the ear is not filled.
But in its uses it is inexhaustible."
-  Translated by Walter Gorn Old, 1904, Chapter 35  

 

 

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"She who is centered in the Tao
can go where she wishes, without danger.
She perceives the universal harmony,
even amid great pain,
because she has found peace in her heart.
Music or the smell of good cooking
may make people stop and enjoy.
But words that point to the Tao
seem monotonous and without flavor.
When you look for it, there is nothing to see.
When you listen for it, there is nothing to hear.
When you use it, it is inexhaustible."
-  Translated by Steven Mitchell, Chapter 35

 

 

"Those who grasp Tao will be followed by the whole world.
Following without worries, the world becomes secure, peaceful, and prosperous.
Music and banquet make the travelers stop by.
But when Tao is said, it is plain and flavorless.
It is invisible when it is looked at.
It is inaudible when it is listened to.
It is inexhaustible when it is utilized."
-  Translated by Thomas Zhang, Chapter 35  

 

 

"Who holds to the Great Pattern
will attract all things to them.
They go to them and receive no harm, in them they find
peace,
security and
happiness.
Music and
snacks can only
make a passing guest pause.
The words of Tao (the Laws of the Universe)
have lasting effects,
They are mild and
flavorless,
We look and see nothing.
We listen and hear nothing.
But if we use it, It is without end."
-  Translated by John L. Trottier, 1994, Chapter 35 

 

 

"Le saint garde la grande image le Tao, et tous les peuples de l'empire accourent à lui.
Ils accourent, et il ne leur fait point de mal; il leur procure la paix, le calme et la quiétude.
La musique et les mets exquis retiennent l'étranger qui passe.
Mais lorsque le Tao sort de notre bouche, il est fade et sans saveur.
On le regarde et l'on ne peut le voir; on l'écoute et l'on ne peut l'entendre; on l'emploie et l'on ne peut l'épuiser."
-  Translated by Stanislas Julien, 1842, Chapter 35

 

 

 

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"El Tao carece de forma y aroma;
No puede ser visto ni oido,
Y su aplicación no puede ser agotada.
Si ofreces música y comida
Los extraños se detienen a tu lado;
Pero si estás de acuerdo con el Tao
La gente del Mundo te mantendrá
En seguridad, salud, compañía y paz."
-  Translated by Antonio Rivas Gonzálvez, 1998, Capítulo 35 

 

 

"El que atiene a la Gran Forma, hallará la plenitud;
Vivirá en paz, en salud y en armonía.
Músicas y regalos hacen detenerse al caminante;
Pero Tao es tan puro, que carece de sabor:
Si lo contemplamos, no podemos verlo;
Si lo escuchamos, no logramos oírlo.
Sin embargo, si bebemos de él, nunca se agotará."
-  Translated into Spanish by Caridad Diaz Faes (2003) from the English translation by Ch'u Ta-Kao (1904), Capítulo 35 

 

 

"El que obtenga la Gran Forma Original
adquirirá el paradigma para el mundo.
El mundo no sufrirá mal alguno
y quedará en paz, prosperidad y equilibrio.
La música y los manjares
detienen al caminante,
pero lo que exhala el Tao
no tiene sabor.
Se mira el Tao y no complace a la vista.
Se escucha el Tao y no complace al oído.
Se bebe del Tao y es inagotable."
-  Translation from Wikisource, 2013, Capítulo 35 

 

 

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Tao Te Ching, Translations into English: Terebess Asia Online (TAO).  124 nicely formatted complete English language translations, on separate webpages, of the Daodejing.  Alphabetical index by translators.  Each webpage has all 81 chapters of the Tao Te Ching translated into English.  An outstanding collection─ the Best on the Internet. 


Daodejing by Laozi: Chapters with Chinese characters, seal script, detailed word by word concordance, Pinyin (tone#), German, French and English.  This is an outstanding resource for serious students of the Tao Te Ching


Yellow Bridge Dao De Jing Comparison Table   Provides side by side comparisons of translations of the Tao Te Ching by James Legge, D. T. Suzuki, and Dwight Goddard.  Chinese characters for each paragraph in the Chapter are on the left; place your cursor over the Chinese characters to see the Pinyin Romanization of the Chinese character and a list of meanings. 


Center Tao.  Includes a brief commentary on each Chapter.  A keyword glossary for each chapter is provided. 


Tao Te Ching Commentaries - Google Search 


Tao Te Ching in Chinese characters, Pinyin Romanization, English and German by Dr. Hilmar Alquiros. 


Translators' Index, Tao Te Ching Translators Sorted Alphabetically by Translator, Links to Books and Online Versions


Taoism and the Tao Te Ching: Bibliography, Resources, Links


Spanish Language Translations of the Tao Te Ching, Daodejing en Español


Concordance to the Daodejing


Tao Te Ching: The Definitive Edition  By Jonathan Star.  Translation, commentary and research tools.  New York, Jeremy P. Tarcher, Penguin, 2001.  Concordance, tables, appendices, 349 pages.  A new rendition of the Tao Te Ching is provided, then a verbatim translation with extensive notes.  Detailed tables for each verse provide line number, all the Chinese characters, Wade-Giles Romanization, and a list of meanings for each character.  An excellent print reference tool! 


Two Visions of the Way: A Study of the Wang Pi and the Ho-Shang Kung Commentaries on the Lao-Tzu.  By Professor by Alan Kam-Leung Chan.   SUNY Series in Chinese Philosophy and Culture.  State University of New York Press, 1991.  Index, bibliography, glossary, notes, 314 pages.  ISBN: 0791404560.     


Chinese Reading of the Daodejing  Wang Bi's Commentary on the Laozi with Critical Text and Translation.  By Professor Rudolf G. Wagner.  A SUNY Series in Chinese Philosophy and Culture.  English and Mandarin Chinese Edition.  State University of New York Press; Bilingual edition (October 2003).  540 pages.  ISBN: 978-0791451823.  Wang Bi (Wang Pi, Fusi), 226-249 CE, Commentary on the Tao Te Ching.


Chapter 35 in the Rambling Taoist Commentaries by Trey Smith.  The Rambling Taoists are Trey Smith and Scott Bradley. 


Revealing the Tao Te Ching: In-Depth Commentaries on an Ancient Classic  By Hu Xuzehi.  Seven Star Communications, 2006, 240 pages. 


The Philosophy of the Daodejing  By Hans-Georg Moeller.  Columbia University Press, 2006, 176 pages.  


Valley Spirit, Gu Shen, Concept


Tao Te Ching English Translations from Terebess Asia Online.  Over 30 translations. 


Lao-tzu's Taoteching
 Translated by Red Pine (Bill Porter).  Includes many brief selected commentaries for each Chapter draw from commentaries in the past 2,000 years.  Provides a verbatim translation and shows the text in Chinese characters.  San Francisco, Mercury House, 1996, Second Edition, 184 pages.  An invaluable resource for commentaries.   


Reading Lao Tzu: A Companion to the Tao Te Ching with a New Translation  By Ha Poong Kim.  Xlibris, 2003, 198 pages. 


Chapter 35, Line by Line Comparisons of 27 Translations of the Tao Te Ching Compiled by the St. Xenophon Wayist Seminary 


Dao De Jing: A Philosophical Translation  By Roger T. Ames and David T. Hall.  Ballantine, 2003, 256 pages. 


Thematic Index to the 81 Chapters of the Tao Te Ching


Lao Tzu: Te-Tao Ching - A New Translation Based on the Recently Discovered Ma-wang-tui Texts (Classics of Ancient China) Translated with and introduction and detailed exposition and commentary by Professor Robert G. Henricks.  New York, Ballantine Books, 1992.  Includes Chinese characters for each chapter.  Bibliography, detailed notes, 282 pages. 

 

 

 

                                               

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

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 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
Subject Index
 

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