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The Power of Tao: Tao Te Ching, The Way of the Dao - Expanded with Additional Interpretations

Narrated by: Paul Carter
Length: 2 hrs and 42 mins
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Summary

There are various translations and many new-age self-help books based on the Tao Te Ching - The Way of the Tao, also know as The Way of the Dao, Daodejing, or Dao De Jing, one of the most profound spiritual books ever to be written thousands of years ago by a sage who was known as Lao Tzu / Lao Tse or as some refer to him, Laozi.

The beauty of the book is that it is left open to interpretation, in your own way, as you listen. The problem with this however, is that most are unable to comprehend the deep hidden meanings of the paragraphs and form any sense from them. Whilst the book is highly enlightening to some, it is equally confusing to others.

This book contains the translation of the ancient Chinese text, and then goes on to give a unique explanation that offers clarification on the meanings of every paragraph. Each interpretation aims to make the Tao Te Ching a lot more understandable and enjoyable for all.

The unique interpretations should allow those who are unable to grasp the wisdom from this ancient book, the opportunity to see clearly, the deeply hidden meanings behind the Way of The Tao. Prepare yourself for an internal shift, as the words in this book change your perceptions on reality.

All the mystical paradoxes will be explained. Each of the 81 paragraphs dissected for your awakening. Enjoy the following pages and let the words sooth your soul.

©2013 Philos Sopher (P)2014 Philos Sopher

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Great book, very well narrated. Will definitely change your life for the better. X x x x x x x x

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  • A. Townshend
  • 10-10-15

Missing the Point a Bit

This is a fine translation that is consistent with many other translations I have read, however after each chapter there is a discussion that, in many cases, breaks down the content line by line. I felt the discussion was not very insightful (in one case using a cardboard box as an example of something that is neither dead nor alive - true, I suppose, but not a particularly compelling analogy), and contrary to statements in the Tao Te Ching itself which say that talking too much about the Tao causes one to lose the way.
Would not recommend - I'm sure there are better offerings available.

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  • Keith Hammond
  • 11-03-20

Great listen

Both a good translation and insightful commentary. The narrator also has done a good presentation of the material. This book is worth your time.

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  • Brian Cornelius
  • 20-03-19

Best interpretation.

He tells the orgional and gives his interpretation. The interpretations are simple and not too suto spiritual. I have listened to three interpretations and this is the best i have heard so far.

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  • Hugues Anemon
  • 20-07-15

BEST INTERPRETATION THUS FAR

Having the interpretations helps to understand the "Tao" better. I gained valuable insights. I highly recommend this. Get it now.