The Tao Teh Ching
consists of 81 chapters divided into two parts: the Upper Part and the
Lower Part. The Upper Part, chapters 1 to 37, begins with the word 'Tao'
and is known as the Tao Ching (Classic of Tao). The Lower Part,
chapters 38 to 81, begins with the words 'Shang Teh' (High Virtue) and
is known as the
Teh Ching (Classic of Virtue). The Tao Ching
and the Teh Ching together constitute the complete work, the Tao