You may have seen Tao Te Ching written as Dao De Jing (or Daodejing) elsewhere. The former is the
older Wade-Giles romanization; the latter is the more modern Pinyin romanization. Both are
correct, and both sound the same (as the guide above) no matter which spelling you use.
We usually translate Te / De as "virtue," but in the original, ancient
context the word denoted an authentic metaphysical power inherent in
every aspect of nature. Therefore, in the Tao, the most natural person is also the most virtuous and, indeed, the
most authentically powerful.