John Clark wrote:
> I exclude Taoism from my criticism as it is not a religion and has no
> dogma, it doesn't even insist that anything about it is true. One of the
> most brilliant books I ever read was "The Tao is Silent" by Raymond Smullyan.
You may read and download any of the major translations of the Tao Te Ching at:
or at: http://www.edepot.com/taotext.html
The latter is the more inclusive resource. For an alternative site that provides texts and links, try:
Finally, the "Taoism Information Page" provides English-language scholarly and philosophical information on the Lao Tzu as well as other related topics, and texts by the other most significant classical Taoist author Chuang-tzu or Zhuang-zi:
I hope at least one of these references can enhance your enjoyment of the study of CLASSICAL Taoism as a means of considering things spiritual without aversion or disgust.