This work expresses the beliefs of the author ( referred to as the translator) and not necessarily those of Lao Tzu. I don't disagree with the translator's views, but he should be brave enough to stand on his own two feet and not hide behind the title of another man's work.
I literally listen to this audio book every single day. Best translation for the 21st century!
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some easy to grasp.. some . not so much. lol.
I have to try less. just do. I guess? lol?
In 1989 I found myself with a signficant portion of "disposable" income, one day I decided to go shopping and no particular item seemed to grasp my attention. I subsequently found myself wandering into a (since defunct) discount chain book store. Somehow, as if by some magical mysterious magnetic pull, I went directly to Stephen Mitchell's newly released tome. I was delighted to at long located what seemed an understandable interpretive translation. Fortunately his first effort was also my first endeavor. I find myself (having now read no less than four additional translations,) returning to his colorful and elegant relaying of the Taoist ideals with ever increasing enthusiasm. I have read this book easily over one hundred times, and even hand copied it for at least three friends when a print copy couldn't be located. FINALLY hearing this beloved treasure in the artists/authors own voice was a sheer joyful delight. Thank You.
Grover captures the real depth of personalities to the degree that make people uncomfortable. His jaw dropping fearless attack on the mediocrity that lives among us is a wake up call for anyone in business... definitely 5 Stars!