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Tao Te Ching

Written by: Stephen Mitchell,Lao Tzu
Narrated by: Stephen Mitchell
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Publisher's Summary

In 81 brief chapters, Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching, or Book of the Way, provides advice that imparts balance and perspective, as well as a serene and generous spirit. It teaches us how to work for the good with the effortless skill that comes from being in accord with the Tao: the basic principle of the universe.

Stephen Mitchell's best-selling version has been widely acclaimed as a gift to contemporary culture.

©1988 Stephen Mitchell (P)2007 HarperCollins Publishers

What the critics say

"Stephen Mitchell's rendition of the Tao Te Ching comes as close to being definitive for our time as any I can imagine. It embodies the virtues its translator credits to the Chinese original: a gemlike lucidity that is radiant with humor, grace, large-heartedness, and deep wisdom." (Huston Smith, author of The Religions of Man)

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Outstanding

I would recommend reading first Eckhart Tolle’s The Power of now and A new World for a deeper understanding of the message in this book

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Simple wisdom.

It is very simple to be happy but it is very difficult to be simple. The Tao is the way ✨🙏🏽

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Solid

Very simple, solid and straightforward reading of the Tao Te Ching. Very short, but easy to get through.

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Beautiful And Accessible

This entire book is just line after line of beautiful poetry. Must be as close as you can get to the original text for english, the translation is clear and accessible despite the sometimes challenging and provocative concepts.

One of my new favourite books, no doubt.

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I’ve been listening to this recording for years

I think if I had to choose one audiobook to keep out of all of them, I would choose this one.

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Terrific book

Worth listening to over and over. Life changing book. This book has much utility. Happy to have this book in the collection.

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Greatest book ever written.

The truth behind nature and the universe. I listen to it once per day or anytime I lose connection to the tao.

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align with soul

the secret to getting your twin flame is to be aligned with soul... Tao will help you get there.

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Amazing

I can't stop listening; I have probably listened to this 6 times this year. Amazing book, amazing narration.

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Good lessons and well structured

Many good lessons. Easily split into multiple chapters for easy consumption and digestion. The narrator does a excellent performance

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