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
Listening to this on the eve of hearing of his death at the age of 75., made it all that more memorable
Thank you Wayne
You were a true scholar and a gentleman!
I purchased the print version but am reading it slowly due to the nature of the information. GREATLY enjoy listening to the audio.
It's my first real introduction to the complete Tao and Dr. Dyer's commentary on each of the Tao verses provides a lot of food for thought.
I've always enjoyed listening to him but he has definitely improved with age, more information and less performance as in his earlier years.
Too many to put here, but anyone who listens all the way through couldn't possibly leave the audio (or the book) without a great deal of thought about the content.
It's very much worth the buy if you are interested in learning about the Tao and the perspective of something written over 2500 years ago but still so relevant today. If this isn't something you are ready for, it's unlikely it will hold your attention anyway.
I have listened to it for years now. YEARS!
I love the design of the book such that it you listen to it one chapter at a time.....slowly......while putting it into practice on a daily basis. It literally informs my daily life and I love it.
I have listened to it about 1000 times. Each time I use it, it feel like I am reading it for the first time.........principally because it is ME that has changed...not the words. I actually use this book for a weekly call that I do each Saturday and we have been going strong for almost 5 years now! Enough said!
Principle based approach to living
Common sense approach
Not easy but certainly worth giving your best effort.
Great understanding of how to live your best life.
Great voice and diction
At this point, after spending years studying the Tao Te Ching and similar studies, I believe this work is one of the most important books I've ever read.
I believe Lao Tzu wrote the book on who we were designed to be, our full potential as humans. Centuries later. Jesus showed up as a wake up call to actually show us what it looked like to live that way.
Unfortunately, Lao Tzu's teachings were never adopted by the masses and Jesus' life was hijacked and turned into a mechanism for control (Christianity).
None-the-less, I view the Tao Te Ching as the ultimate blueprint for humanity, Jesus' life as the ultimate example of our full potential and Wayne Dyer's teachings (in this book) as divinely orchestrated. He truly is channeling these divine beings. He is a true man of the Tao.
Suffice it to say, this is the one book I recommend over any other, to everyone, for any reason. It's nothing short of profound. I honesty believe that if you truly live the way of the Tao, there is no room for any negative energy in your life.
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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