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Tao Te Ching Audiobook

Tao Te Ching: A New English Version

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Publisher's Summary

In 81 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 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: the basic principle of the universe.

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

©1988 Stephen Mitchell; (P)2007 HarperCollins Publishers

What the Critics Say

"Stephen Mitchell's rendition of the Tao Te Ching comes as close to being definitive for our time as any I can imagine. It embodies the virtues its translator credits to the Chinese original: a gemlike lucidity that is radiant with humor, grace, large-heartedness, and deep wisdom." (Huston Smith, author of The Religions of Man)

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    Dan Lincoln, NE USA 03-05-17
    Dan Lincoln, NE USA 03-05-17 Member Since 2015
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    "A very, very poor translation"

    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.

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    dan 03-03-17
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    "wow dat Tao doe"


    Charming in its simplicity. Elegant in its reading with a text lush with mysterious truths and pure to goodness honesty.

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    christian c virgen 02-18-17
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    "I would put on repeat, but that woman..."

    .... I didn't pay to hear that woman at the end, someone please fix that.

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    Jason Martin 02-02-17
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    "I literally listen to this every single day. Best translation for the 21st century"

    I literally listen to this audio book every single day. Best translation for the 21st century!

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    Tom Dwyer 01-26-17
    Tom Dwyer 01-26-17 Member Since 2016

    Rock Star by day and night... Follow me on FaceBook! Born in Brooklyn, Raised in PA.. traveled the USA! Gardens, pro photographer, fishing

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    "Big Daddy Road Show Podcast approved. search us"

    some easy to grasp.. some . not so much. lol.

    I have to try less. just do. I guess? lol?

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    Steve 01-24-17
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    "opening"

    eye opening. heart opening. if all listened to and embraced these teachings, peace would prevail.

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    nursemarme san marcos 01-23-17
    nursemarme san marcos 01-23-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Tao Te Ching"

    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.

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    Luke Skyy 01-08-17
    Luke Skyy 01-08-17 Member Since 2015
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    "I mean... c'mon."

    there's nothing to be said here. everything is to be felt and experienced as is. A 2 hour slap in the face.

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    JustAVoice 12-30-16
    JustAVoice 12-30-16
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    "Strength in softness"

    just a really amazing book with some great advice & phenomenal philosophy that is worth sharing.

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    L.J. Schwartz 12-23-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Steely Great"

    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!

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