'What is rooted is easy to nourish What is recent is easy to correct' Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching (The Book of the Way) is the classic manual on the art of living. In 81 short, poetic chapters, the book looks at the basic predicament of being alive and teaches how to work for the good with the effortless skill that comes from being in accord with the ...Read More'What is rooted is easy to nourish What is recent is easy to correct' Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching (The Book of the Way) is the classic manual on the art of living. In 81 short, poetic chapters, the book looks at the basic predicament of being alive and teaches how to work for the good with the effortless skill that comes from being in accord with the Tao, or the basic principle of the universe. Stephen Mitchell's acclaimed translation is accompanied by ancient Chinese paintings that beautifully reflect Lao Tzu's timeless words. * An illustrated edition of one of the most widely translated texts in the world. * Features the best of classical Chinese painting * A modern, accessible translation which reflects the poetry of Lao Tzu's words. * 'Beautiful and accessible; the English, as 'fluid as melting ice,' is a joy to read throughout' The New Republic. * 'I have read many translations of this ancient text but Mitchell's is by far the best.' James Frey, author of A Million Little Pieces.Read Less
I have found this little book to be of great benefit when looking for mantra's or beautiful sentences to use in my stress management and relaxation therapy work. The cost of this little gem was excellent and I received it extremely quickly following order. I would recommend this as something to always keep at hand.
Jan 20, 2011
Do read this book - if you can get it.
The Tao Te Ching is a life altering book. I like it a great deal and have owned a number of different editions. Lao Tzu's ancient wisdom is always meaningful - the illustrated edition with calligraphy and beautiful black and white pictures is especially desirable - which is why I ordered it for a friend for Christmas - (however I have yet to receive it and so had to give her mine - I do hope the replacement arrives).
My tip is that you should order more than one copy so that you will always have at least one to give away (and still have one for yourself).
Dec 15, 2008
Have to be ready to read
Tao Te Ching is one of those books you must want to read and not have to read. It is full of details and sometimes can make you stop reading it but you will return to it. It is a good book to keep for a long time.
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