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The Tao Te Ching is perfect for those who would like to delve deeper into the intriguing nature of the Tao and to gain a deeper understanding of life and the nature of reality. This series of meditations is also a great way to gain a better understanding of ancient Chinese beliefs.

In ancient China, Tao, also known as the Way, is believed to be the guiding light of the soul and the very source of existence. For generations, the Tao Te Ching had drawn scholars from around the world, including those who sought understand human existence and how they can bring balance and perspective into their lives. This book not only contains a wealth of wisdom but it can teach one how to embrace the good within and become a generous spirit. Learn how striking a balance with the universe can help with all aspects of your life.

Public Domain (P)2017 A.R.N. Publications

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great but...

would be easier to follow with an ebook or a physical book. overall, I still enjoyed it when I could sit quietly and really focus.

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Oracular, aphoristic style. Verse translation.

Not a "basic teachings" book. More of a collection of sayings and aphorisms to meditate upon. This version has passages in verse.

Liked it better after a second read.

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Too fast!!!

This was a nice translation, but was entirely too fast to allow for contemplation. Had to constantly turn it off.

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Captain Blackbeard

If you've always wanted to know what's its like to have the world's most famous Pirate of all time Capt Blackbeard read a book to you then this is your book...lol

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Very happy

I love the unabridged version. Lao Tzu's writing is very poetic in alot of parts. The narrator's voice takes a little to get use to but all and all worth it.

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Enjoyable!

Narrator has the right kind of voice for this. I liked the simpler language approach in this translation.

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Way too quickly spoken

This is a deeply meditative work. The narrator, while clear is speaking so quickly I can barely have time to register the idea before he moves on to the next verse, and I have read this before! There are no inflections in this narrator’s reading as if he has no idea what the words are trying to convey. Even at 75% speed it’s still awkward to listen to. Go elsewhere if you have never read/ heard the Dao De Ching before.

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  • 08-16-20

Sold as stephen mitchell translation but NOT S MITCHELL

Purposefully misleading, not mentioning on the Amz page that this is a different translation. Yet sold as S Mitchell