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Wise yet worldly, spiritual yet practical, the Tao Te Ching is beloved by seekers all the world over. This new edition features a lucid, poetic translation that makes the Tao Te Ching accessible to contemporary listeners.

The Tao Te Ching is a series of meditations on the mysterious nature of the Tao - the way, the guiding light, the very source of all existence. According to Lao Tzu (a name meaning "the old master"), the Tao is found where we would least expect it - not in the strong but in the weak; not in speech but in silence; not in doing but in "not-doing".

©2016 Sam Torode (P)2016 Sam Torode

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Easily understood, relatable to life experience.

I have listened to Ms. Brewer's narration many times and is stll refreshingly thoughtful !

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Follow the Tao

Well read and easy to listen to as it should be. I highly recommend this version.

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  • Doug
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  • 11-16-16

spectacular

Best rendering of The Tao Te Ching to date! A simple, practical transmission artfully portrayed.

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I would love to listen to the whole thing but the readers voice (or maybe the recording quality) hurts my ears really bad.

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Read, listen and Learn

There is the way that must be understood and can be over and over again. The Tao is Life.

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Best ever translation.

Simple language. Great narration!! Author has done justice to the great book...!!!
Tao te ching is very good book. Each time you listen ull learn something else.

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Poetically spoken

The narrator speaks with a poetic style, which makes for a relaxing-even spiritual-experience.

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Worth Listening Again and Again

This is a beautiful translation of the Tao Te Ching that is beautifully read by someone who has an understanding of what she is reading. I have listened to several translations with different readers. I have also read the Tao in many forms. This one is outstanding and I will relisten frequently.

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Inferior translation, but superb reading.

The transition is more Westernized but the reader is more true to the intent of the text.

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A way of life

Old, but timeless. The book we should be teaching our kids early at school. Short, but deep. Listen in a few hours, then reflect for a lifetime.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-12-18

great book! must read..

I loved this. I wish I read it years ago. Basically common sense teachings about how to live life in the best way. I think it should be taught in schools. If everyone lived by this book then the world would be a better place.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-11-18

If you know you know

Not an entry level book, but if you've already began a journey of introspection you'll find many gems in here

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-07-18

life changing

a short yet profound writing. a must have for anyone that wishes to know of the truth.

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  • Rebecca Hallam
  • 08-18-17

beautiful simple wonderful

This will be read many times over, and lessons continually learned. Simple and captivating to listen to.