Stephen Mitchell's best-selling version has been widely acclaimed as a gift to contemporary culture.
©1988 Stephen Mitchell; (P)2007 HarperCollins Publishers
"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)
"Do your work, then let go" says the Tao, and echoes (or prefigures) great western thinkers such as Epictetus and Caussade who advocate the acceptance of the way things are in preference to the multitude of distractions which we tend to pursue.
Without a doubt an exceptional book and an equally exceptional narrator. Stephen Mitchell was effective and masterful.
BUT whats with the advert in the end? That voice was a rude shock and left a bad taste, to say the least. Please consider cutting out that ANNOYING ad and that TERRIBLE voice (yieks!!)
I recommend to any one that is struggling with a loved one or work issues. it puts a whole new perspective on self.
When duty whisper low "Thou Must" The youth replies I CAN.
I love this book but this new translation didn't really work for me. but it was cheap so you could listen
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