In this program, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer has reviewed hundreds of translations of the Tao Te Ching and has created 81 distinct essays on how to apply the ancient wisdom of Lao-tzu to today's modern world. This work contains the entire 81 verses of the Tao, compiled from Wayne's researching of 10 of the most well-respected translations of text that have survived for more than 25 centuries. As Wayne says, "This is an audiobook that will forever change the way you look at your life, and the result will be that you'll live in a new world aligned with nature. I'm so proud to present this interpretation of the Tao Te Ching, and offer the same opportunity for change that it has brought me."
©2007 Dr. Wayne W. Dyer; (P)2007 Hay House
As an avid follower or Dr Dyer, I found he skilfully managed to explain and translate the Toa for the modern reader and I am grateful for his teaching. I also love that it is Dyer himself reading to us, almost as an angel, beyond the grave. I will re listen to this book many times to remember the lessons and put them into practice. Namaste
Yes, the book is amazing.
Of course....never ending learning. Just wish he was still here to write it!
I couldn't finish listening, and had to purchase the actual book, because the way the microphone was, I could hear every 'mouth' noise Dr. Dyer made while speaking.
"Tell everyone you know that is going through depression, life struggles or just at a crossroads to LISTEN to this"
Never really listened to or read Wayne Dyer though I have heard of him and new his name. Can't tell you how much this has changed the way I see things. If you want something that will reduce you anxiety, lift your depression and just get your focus back on the positive this is your book! Recommending to everyone I know.
This is an awesome depiction and interpretation of the Tao. For me it has served as food for the soul. I listen to this audiobook quite often. The essence of it is powerful and it smoothly helps one to direct one's life. It is a wonderful discourse to help one attain a better understanding of the higher self.
There is so much wisdom jam packed into this book. It moves really quickly so I recommend listening to it in small bites with some reflection time in between. The effort Dr Dyer went to in order to help modern audiences understand these ancient teachings is palpable. The style in which it is written won't be everyone's cup of tea but there is definitely a wealth of insight here which makes it a worthwhile read regardless.
A great listen with many little gems along the way.
It helps me to relax and realise that I am just a part of nature and that 'all is well.'
Well worth a download.
"Best book ever"
I am not a person who usually writes a review but having listened to this masterpiece I could not resist.
This is one book which tells you about all the things you come across in other personal development books. I was listening to the beautiful quotations and the magical voice of the author and "beautiful" was all I could say mesmerized by such wise and simple things.
Highly recommended for any person who wants to look at his life....
"Simple but relavent"
Words of wisdom from the past and translated into english for the modern world. It does give you a lot to think about.
"An Atheist meets his match!"
I've been an atheist for about 6 months now & had got to the point where I realised that yes: it may have truth to it, but it doesn't translate into any kind of way of life. In fact, I'd go so far to say that it is very much a negative philosophy of 'I don't believe in something', rather than asserting something to believe in.
So I watched ?The Tao Of Steve? (after reading the peerless book ?My Friend Leonard?) & was intrigued enough to search up the subject, whereupon I discovered this & the book itself. I tried the ?Tao Te Ching? but the version I had is a little dense & ineloquent, requiring detailed study & reflection.
When I tried this, however, it was like pure spiritual truth. Each verse is a condensed, simple version of the Tao (if not 100% faithful) & the small essays elaborate on the important themes of each verse to aid understanding.
The weirdest thing is that most audio material relies on you hearing the majority of the words in order to understand the contents. Driving in a car, this is not always feasible but seems to work on a subconcious level, meaning the wisdom is not necessarily perceived although it is certainly acted on & absorbed by the mind.
My one criticism (if I might be so bold) is that the Tao does not seem at heart to be a Christian Theistic philosophy, but more Pantheist. This audio program relies heavily on the Bible & God to explain the Tao even though (as he Dr Dyer admits) the Taoist concept of God has nothing to do with reward & punishment.
That said, I did find the Biblical verses added understanding & Dyer is bold in proclaiming Taoist philosophy & that we all worship one 'God'.
I'd recommend this program as an excellent starting point for anyone interested in Taoism & I think it is an excellent way to balance ones life - between the relentless fierce logic of secularism, and the pure embracing (almost naive) love of the Tao.
Listened to a few versus every day and found it very relaxing and thought provoking. The reader voice conveys the messages perfectly. Would highly recommend.
I would definitely listen to this book over and over, everytime I listen to it realise new things that I missed the first time round
The book is unique and I am yet to come across another title of a similar theme. There are many similar books on the market but this is unique as it tells you to change the way you think of eveyday life
I have seen a lot of material by Dr Wayne W Dyer but have not read any of the other books even though there are many to choose from. I will consider some of the other books when I have completely exhusted this book
Moments such as where they books tells you a new way to think each day are very moving moments. When changing the way a person thinks it takes time to reprogramme yourself and this books makes a good way to help you adjust
This audiobook is in my Top 10 most listened to in a week. Fantastic philosophy to live life by.
Really enjoyable book to listen. Gives a new dimension for those long walks when listening to Wayne Dyer. If you like his style, don't think you'd be disappointed.
"A great book, slow and easy"
I listened to this while driving around in the car. It's a relaxing listen. I've read a few translations of the Tao Te Ching and found this to be a very rewarding book.
One of the most inspiring things I have ever heard.
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