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Tao Te Ching: A New English Version

Tao Te Ching: A New English Version

Written by Lao Tzu

Narrated by Stephen Mitchell


Tao Te Ching: A New English Version

Written by Lao Tzu

Narrated by Stephen Mitchell

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5/5 (469 ratings)
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1 hour
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Released:
Apr 17, 2007
ISBN:
9780061449529
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Description

In 81 brief chapters, Lao-Tzu's Tao Te Ching, or Book of the Way, provides advice that imparts balance and perspective, a serene and generous spirit, and teaches us how to work for the good with the effortless skill that comes from being in accord with the Tao — the basic principle of the universe.

Stephen Mitchell's bestselling version has been widely acclaimed as a gift to contemporary culture.

A HarperAudio production.

Publisher:
Released:
Apr 17, 2007
ISBN:
9780061449529
Format:
Audiobook

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Also available as ebookEbook

About the author

Lao Tzu is the reputed founder of Taoism, but there is little evidence that he actually existed. He is said to have been a contemporary of Confucius and to have served as curator of the dynastic archives until retiring to the mythical K’un-lun mountains.


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  • (5/5)
    Belíssima versão do consagrado texto oriental. Vale muito ouvir.
  • (4/5)
    A lot of very wise words here, definitely worth listening to even if some of the translation and narration doesn't feel like it completely does it justice.
  • (5/5)
    A a a a a a a a a
  • (5/5)
    Wow this book opened my eyes up in a deep wisdom kind of way
  • (5/5)
    If the world could only live by these words, how different the world would be
  • (2/5)
    You can feel the authors opinions through the translation. Useless for contemplating this work on your own.
  • (3/5)
    This is interesting if you are curious about eastern thinking. It claims to be written 500 BC but mentions electrons, galaxies, tractors, government subsidies, and advanced weapons.
  • (2/5)
    The quality of the recording makes it difficult to listen to.
  • (5/5)
    Easily one of the best leadership books out there. A great compass for how to do things correctly through life and check-in with yourself along the way.
  • (5/5)
    It is full of love and wisdom much needed in life
  • (5/5)
    Simple, yet magnificent. Empty yet fully Impersonal universal
    Adventorous yet not wandering. Free yet intimate
    Mind changing certaily a great oppotunity
    Being before existing
    Dying and yet birthing
  • (5/5)
    This piece is absolutely game changing! I have integrated a few components into my life and I have found the real me.
  • (5/5)
    So profound! The simplest and best translation of Tao De Ching I have read.
  • (5/5)
    Great introduction and easy to listen to voice, enjoyed and learnt.
  • (5/5)
    A sensitive narrator reads this beautiful, deep and clear translation of one of the greatest texts of mankind. I’m listening to this totally transforming wisdom in great awe, one sentence at a time, pausing, going back again to let it wash my being from deep down, opening my darkness to its origin, the eternal light - eternal energy of the universe.
  • (5/5)
    Enjoyed this one. i would recommend this book to others.
  • (5/5)
    Maybe one of the best books in history? It's possible.
  • (5/5)
    <3 very good to read over and over again ?
  • (5/5)
    Wisdom everyone could live by. Thoroughly enjoyed listen to.
  • (5/5)
    One of the best philosophical works ever written, has elements I haven't seen in many Hellenistic era texts of Western philosophers; Probably my second favorite altogether to Epictetus' 'Enchiridion'
  • (5/5)
    Great book ! Great interpretation of the TAO. Accurate and well narrated.
  • (1/5)
    App success (sucksass) just fix it. And your way it's going to be explained
  • (5/5)

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    Like every ancient philosophy book, it should be read many time, to really absorb it's wisdom. But be aware, pure harmony is just an illusion, so never take the teaching literally. Harmony exists only over chaos which gives it meaning, like signal over noise. The only thing we can do then is to improve the signal-to-noise ratio, maximize the harmony over chaos. That is the way I see Taoism.

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    A brightly shimmering pathway towards enlightenment, the Tao Te Ching shines supremely as an ancient roadmap for accessing true source energy....the Tao.

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  • (2/5)
    I must say I find this translation quite distasteful. Performance is good, however.
  • (5/5)
    Best translation!! The narrator is graeat!!
  • (5/5)
    If this could replace basic math and history in schools
  • (3/5)
    Great narration but personally I don't like the book. It is a series of teachings that I cannot relate to any of it, it seems more religious than philosophical, Lao Tzu postulates things and just expects the reader to believe it to be true
  • (5/5)

    1 person found this helpful

    A wonderful modern translation. Clear and to the point, a great way to familiarize oneself with the Tao The Ching.

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  • (5/5)

    1 person found this helpful

    Excellent, very enjoyable translation of a timeless writing. Great work.

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