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Summary

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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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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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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wise and simple

if you we could only live by the advice in the book the world would be a much better place

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Peaceful and Inspiring

I loved the paradoxical yet profound ideas and the narrator's calming rendition nearly perfectly suited this book.
Despite having been translated from Chinese, the poetic tone was maintained. The words are easily understood but endlessly engaging: a testament to Huston Smith's analysis "it can be read in half an hour or a lifetime." - Or in this case, listened to.
My only criticism is that whilst the narrator's voice is relaxing, it can be a little too monotonous at times. For example - at the end of the page titled "Redemption", Lao Tzu answers the question of whether "the old phrase" is "a false hope" with a powerful "No!" on its very own line yet the narration of this felt underwhelming.
Overall - very satisfying.

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  • Jose l. Vera
  • 05-01-17

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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  • robert l. henderson jr
  • 22-04-17

Follow the Tao

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

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  • Doug
  • 16-11-16

spectacular

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

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  • Joey
  • 18-09-18

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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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  • Laurie Weiss, author
  • 31-07-18

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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 21-12-18

One of my favorite translations of the Te Te Ching

I highly recommend this translation. The delivery and wording blend perfectly together. I relisten to this daily due to its profundity, simplicity, and accessibility.

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  • Greyforest0223
  • 02-12-18

Excellent!

Great narration and presentation. This is an ancient classic and an absolute must have in a library of unsurpassed wisdom.

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  • P. Corona
  • 29-10-18

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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 15-09-18

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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  • Benjamin Hill
  • 06-09-18

Poetically spoken

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