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And generous spirit It teaches us how to work for the good with the effortless skill that comes from being in accord with the Tao t. As a lifelong and I hope devoted Christian I love the Tao te Ching for the different light it throws on many Bible scriptures Diamonds of truth are illuminated from a different direction revealing new facets that I had not seen before I have parallel Bible and Book of Mormon verses scribbled in margins all through my copyThis translation is not word for word but feels like an inspired effort to bring Lao Tsu s intentions to the western awareness

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Tao Te Ching: A New English Version

In brief chapters Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching or Book of the Way provides advice that imparts balance and perspective as well as a serene. I m a practitioner and teacher of Tai Chi for over 38 years No English translation of the Tao Te Ching is as good as Stephen Mitchell s alliteration It is a wonderful guide book on how to live your life and an inspiration on how to follow the Way I heartily recommend this to anyone seeking wisdom and knowledge during these stressful times

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He basic principle of the universe Stephen Mitchell's best selling version has been widely acclaimed as a gift to contemporary cultu. This is a very good translation the language is colourful and poetic reminiscent of the Victorian English of Charles Dickens does not say who the actual translator is I imagine it could be Paul Carus or at least strongly based on his version which has been very popular with Taoist scholars for many decades This Kindle version shows that a Free Audio book version is also available though it does not mention who the reader is I tried unsuccessfully to download this However fortunately I was able to purchase a word for word audio MP3 version by Emma Topping from the couk Digital Music store for only 99p this is very good Emma Topping has a very pleasant voice and is an excellent reader I am very ha


13 thoughts on “Tao Te Ching: A New English Version

  1. says:

    I ordered this H/C format because I couldn't locate my soft covered book Every so often I need to return to the basics, read this book and contemplate the wise, succinct teachings on life It brings me back to centre I am once reminded of what is most important in life, where priorities should be, and how to be content with simplicity.It is

  2. says:

    I have read other versions of the Tao This is not bad, but I have read other versions of the Tao that were better The Author tried to modernize it too much Example bringing in modern millitary equipment in place o

  3. says:

    I'm a practitioner and teacher of Tai Chi for over 38 years No English translation of the Tao Te Ching is as good as Stephen Mitchell's alliteration It is a wonderful guide book on how to live your life and an inspiration on how to follow the Way I heartily recommend this to anyone seeking wisdom and knowledge during these stressful times.

  4. says:

    As a lifelong and (I hope) devoted Christian, I love the Tao te Ching for the different light it throws on many Bible scriptures Diamonds of truth are illuminated from a different direction, revealing new facets that I had not seen before I have parallel Bible and Book of Mormon verses scribbled in margins all through my copy.This translation is not word for word, but feels like an inspired effort to bring Lao Tsu's intentions to

  5. says:

    A classic of philosophy and Asian culture, the Tao Te Ching appears to be a series of aphorisms offered as guidance to a ruler He encourages the ruler to be gentle and do as little as possible Underneath is a philosophy of l

  6. says:

    One of the most life changing books I've ever read sent me the wrong addition, I'd strongly recommend the Steven Mitchel translation

  7. says:

    My favorite translation of this timeless classic after reading the 5 most well know versions The Tao is a joy for those in good times and a rock of refuge for those in hard times I have the book itself, the audibl

  8. says:

    Good stuff, but the translations seems a bit odd sometimes The illustrations that pops up here and there didn't seem like it was necessary to be there.Overall, if you're in the subject, it's good to read it, I feel like I got positive feelings

  9. says:

    This is a very good translation; the language is 'colourful' and poetic reminiscent of the Victorian English of Charles Dickens does not say who the actual translator is, I imagine it could be Paul Carus, or at least strongly based on his version, which has been very popular with Taoist scholars for many decades This Kindl

  10. says:

    This is personal opinion, but do not like the blueprint for keeping the people in ignorance as a way to manipulate control.

  11. says:

    peaceful

  12. says:

    Absolutely fantastic book

  13. says:

    What an amazing voice the narrator has