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
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.
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....
Words of wisdom from the past and translated into english for the modern world. It does give you a lot to think about.
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
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.
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.
This is a great book for a happy peaceful life. Wayne Dyer makes the Tao te Ching come to life for today. Everyone who has listened to it with me has become enlightened and found more peace and contentment in their lives. I love to listen on my way to work . It has helped make the more difficult days go smooth and peaceful. Wayne Dyer has a way of speaking or writing to make you feel he is a close friend and mentor. Close, friendly and down to earth wisdom awaits anyone who will listen. Dr.Dyer Quotes in this book "When the student is ready the teacher will come." Wayne Dyer has been my teacher. Yes I use it daily.
"Changed my thoughts"
This book did change my thoughts and my life in one simple sentence Dyer wrote: "Relax, let go, and allow." So simple, yet those words affected my life in a profoundly positive way. I need to keep rereading this book (or listen to the audio), but every time I do, I find my thoughts changing. I feel less self-hatred and less anger. That is worth ten times the price of the book.
I would really recommend this book. I found it extremely enlightening, and an enjoyable read. I've read a very limited number of books in this genre. But I was so impressed I have now bought 3 hard copies of this book and I am giving them as gifts.
This book is just awesome. It brings all the wisdom of ancient times to our reality. I like the fact that Dr. Dyer makes it applicable to all walks of life and is non-denominational. You don't have to be a Buddhist, Muslim or Christian to understand that this teachings apply to all of us. The world would be a better place if we would all practice the wisdom of the Tao.
This book continues the thoughtful work of Dyer. In this text he reads and then comments upon the work of Tau Te Ching, "The Great Way". It is helpful that he reads a passage and relates the reading to everyday life and thinking. At the end of each section Dyer offers concrete ways to practice what has been taught. The book is well read, but the listener will benefit most if (s)he listens away from distraction. Dyer is helpful to those who agree with him and those who do not. There is just good insight here.
This book is a great way to get to know the Dao De Jing or tao te ching, however it's spelled. I have listened to several of Dr. Dyer's works, and I think that this is up there with the best. It's a great real world explanation of the Dao for folks that are looking for a little different perspective on life. I think he does a good job of bringing the "Eastern" philosophy to the "Western" mind. Some of his suggestions may seem a bit pollyanna, but that is his nature.
"A Growing Awakening"
For anyone who has followed the career of Wayne Dyer, this introduction and exploration of the Tao is as compelling for appreciating his own spiritual growth as it is for the insights and lessons offered. If you are part of the global groundswell of growing spiritual enlightenment, this book will deepen your understanding of our universal connection and offer practical advice for living within the space of silence and compassion. The more you listen, the more is revealed. Thank you, Wayne, for inviting us along while you explore!
"Less is more"
I have been a fan of Wayne Dyer for many years and own several of his books. This book I do NOT recommend. The Tao Te Ching is a beautiful spiritual book and in Dr. Dyer's interpretation the beauty and essence is lost. Less is more Dr. Dyer. If you want to listen to a pure and inspiring version of the Tao, I highly recommend Steven Mitchell's book. The title is "Tao Te Ching: A New English Version". When I listen and reflect on Steven Mitchell's version I feel a lump in my throat as I do when I hear any pure wisdom. This is a gauge for me that what I am listening to is connecting with my higher self. When I listen to Wayne Dyer's version, I feel my mind becoming cluttered and confused. I hope this book does not spoil the Tao for those who are hearing it for the first time. Don't stop here. This is not the purest form of interpretation. Seek out the Tao in other interpretations and when you connect you will know and when you know you will be enriched with its essence. Only then will you BE one with the Tao.
This was pretty good, but not up there with his best work. I am a fan of Dr. Dyer and I think this could have been better. One drawback is his soothing voice narrating this book. His voice tended to drone me to sleep if I were in bed. I had to listen several times to hear the book due to this. As far as content...
The book is deep, "very" deep. It may be too deep for some and I think I fall into that category. It went so deep that he lost me at times. This is why I give it a 3 star rating instead of 4 or 5 stars. Deep, but not so deep that you lose the point would have been better.
I think his unabridged version of "The Power of Intention" was far better.
This weekend audio session took what I understood of his works 'Change Your Thoughts Change Your Life' and 'the Shift' and added far more detail and understanding to the message. I highly recommend this as an integral part of making that Shift of higher conscious in everyday life. The quality of the presentation is excellent. Money well spent!
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