Tao Te Ching

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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 113 pages
  • 132.1 x 198.1 x 12.7mm | 113.4g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0061142662
  • 9780061142666
  • 24,104

Review quote

"I have read many translations of this ancient text but Mitchell's is by far the best."--James Frey, author of A Million Little Piecesshow more

Rating details

78,553 ratings
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4 28% (22,269)
3 14% (10,657)
2 3% (2,260)
1 1% (875)

Our customer reviews

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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