So awhile back I bought a copy of the Tao Te Ching,complete with additional commentaries on each chapter. This was around tax time. It sat around for a little while and then I finally read it (well, most of it, still reading the commentaries). It truly intrigued me as a work of writing. I never thought I would find any Chinese writings that I would enjoy. What intrigues me about this book is how some people apply Taoism as a religion or as a philosophy. Myself, I consider Taoism as my philosophy, but Christianity as my religion. So technically speaking, I guess I would be a Christian Taoist, lol. However, I consider myself Spiritual, not religious. How do you perceive and apply the ideas presented in this book? What are your favorite chapters? Any other general comments or discussion on the Tao Te Ching?