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Taoist living rests on four pillars: the public, the domestic, the private, and the spirit lives. Not only do Taoists strive to live these four aspects fully and in a balanced way, they also believe there is an outlook and an art to each of them. Eva Wong uses the teachings of Taoist masters themselves to explain the essential concepts. She then gives voice to these texts - simplifying them, removing barriers to understanding, and making them completely accessible and relevant to the modern reader. Wong is a clear and enthusiastic guide to this intriguing spiritual way, and she challenges us to stop, reflect, and ask ourselves: Do we balance the public, domestic, private, and spirit aspects of our lives, or do we emphasize some at the expense of the others? How can we think about unifying worldly and spiritual wisdom in day-to-day living?

©2015 Eva Wong (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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  • New England
  • 01-25-17

Magnificent!

Would you listen to Being Taoist again? Why?

An outstanding introduction to "The Natural Way." I've read many other books on the subject, and up to this title, I found them full of information but dull in their delivery. This book, tho it can become somewhat repetitive at times, it does provide you with a solid and illustrative "idea" of what unravelling the true Taoist in you mean.

What did you like best about this story?

It was sometimes too detailed (ongoing without added depth), but the supporting arguments more than made up for this observation(s).

Which scene was your favorite?

The entire book!

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Every time the author would make the connection between all things existing in a natural order. We can never see past the choices we make, right? Often the author challenges your current perception regarding the interconnection of the "world" inside and outside us. We are part of the "ebb-n-flow" yet we fail to see the vastness of our reality.

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What an spiritual uplifting book

This is one of the greatest books on morality, ethics, and virtue ever written in my opinion. Its Ramadan and I wanted to elevate myself in the way of the creator and this book has definitely helped. Thank you to the author and translator for this wonderful work. I plan to buy the book.

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Simple clear and very profound

What an inspirational book. I feel uplifted and totally inspired to continue to develop my spirit and improve my physical health every time I listen to this jewel. Thanks for having this wonderful gift for your listeners

And the reading does justice and if it would be possible enhancement to the text. A perfect marriage of text and voice. It is a book to listen many many times.

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Awesome book with only one draw back.

It's a very well written book except for one thing. She "gives voice" to the sacred text. It would be much better to include the original text and follow up with her interpretation after. In this way the readers can form their own opinion.
I give it the full 5 stars because it is an excellent book for those curious about Taoism . I listen to it about 2 times a week while sleeping.

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Poor narration

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

I couldn't listen too long. The narrator mispronounced important words and spoke in a monotone.

What was most disappointing about Eva Wong’s story?

Narration

How could the performance have been better?

much better

Could you see Being Taoist being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

Cant say

Any additional comments?

I'll try her other book bc it's narrated by someone else.

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Words to live by<br />

Fantastic guide to simplicity. Clear explanation of a virtuous balance of life. I wish that I had this understanding years ago.

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sounded good and a different way to look at things. I liked listening to it

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Good information

This book helped me understand and learn more about Taoism at a beginner level. Thank you

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  • 02-25-18

Please get on with it !!!!

Eva is clearly a very accomplished Taoist scholar, but her books are painfully slow, stale and quite frankly boring.

I feel like she’s constantly reading the menu for an incredible meal, who made it, how it was made, where was sourced, blah blah blah and never ever gets to eating it!!!

Please change your writing style 😫

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