Tao Te Ching
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Tao Te Ching

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In eighty-one brief chapters, Lao-tzu's Tao Te Ching, or Book of the Way, provides advice that imparts balance and perspective, a serene and generous spirit, and teaches us how to work for the good with the effortless skill that comes from being in accord with the Tao&#8212the basic principle of the universe.

Stephen Mitchell's bestselling version has been widely acclaimed as a gift to contemporary culture.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 113 pages
  • 132 x 201 x 13mm | 113g
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0061142662
  • 9780061142666
  • 27,423

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"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
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About Reader in Classics Stephen Mitchell

Stephen Mitchell's many books include the bestselling Tao Te Ching, Gilgamesh, and The Second Book of the Tao, as well as The Selected Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke, The Gospel According to Jesus, Bhagavad Gita, The Book of Job, and Meetings with the Archangel.
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I am finding this book ok, but only becasue I just finished reading Living the Wisdom of the Tao by Dr. Wayne Dyer. On its own, this book is very brief, and oftentimes offers only a snippet of thoughts on the verses of the Tao Te Chingshow more
by Jeff Hutchings
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