I would and have listen to this book again. It is an excellent book and I enjoy the commentary from Stephen Mitchell. This book gets you closer to the ineffable nature of the Tao. I loved Mitchell's translation of the Tao De Ching, but this book offers even more perspectives. There is humor and stories that illustrate what the Tao may be or look like. However, if anyone is familiar with the Tao, then they would know not to even try to know what it is!
This book was written as companion book, or at least that's what Mitchell states.
I believe he has done an excellent job with following-up to the original. Though I listen to the original often, The Second Book of the Tao has an entertainment quality to it.
Yes, I have listen to the Tao De Ching and they are both 5 star ratings.
Yes, in the sense it brought the Tao into clearer focus, if such a thing could be even be done.
I study Aikido and this book is an excellent book about non-doing. It doesn't matter if it is Aikido, Golf, or cooking, the Tao is in all actions. This book will help you understand things are the way they are because they are supposed to be that way. With that, approaching everything without effort is truly liberating.
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