Tao Te Ching

Tao Te Ching

'Do you want to improve the world? I don't think it can be done. The world is sacred. It can't be improved. If you tamper with it, you'll ruin it. If you treat it like an object, you'll lose it.' Stephen Mitchell's translation of Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching (The Book of the Way) has sold over half a million copies worldwide. In this stunningly beautiful edition of the fundamental modern Taoist philosophy text, Mitchell's words are set against ancient Chinese paintings selected by Asian art expert, Dr Stephen Little.

Title:Tao Te Ching
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780679724346
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    Tao Te Ching Reviews

  • trivialchemy

    The book that can be reviewed is not the constant book.The review which reviews can be neither full of review nor lacking.But as the river changes course over seasons must the reviewer neither review ...

  • Gerry

    I'm an unbeliever and have been since the first time I played hooky from Sunday services and the Eye in the Sky didn’t say boo. So it may seem strange that I’m reviewing the Tao Te Ching, the wide...

  • Ahmad Sharabiani

    Tao Te Ching, Lao Tzu The Tao Te Ching, also known by its pinyin romanization Dao De Jing, is a Chinese classic text traditionally credited to the 6th-century BC sage Laozi. The text's authorship, dat...

  • Dolors

    “The Tao is always nameless” (Chapter 71)Trying to narrow down the philosophy of the Tao Te Ching with limiting words is to violate its primordial essence. How can one describe the Universe, the ...

  • Burt

    This is, by far, my favorite translation of the Tao Te Ching. I own a few others and they're all well and good, but this one is the one I continually read from and refer to when people ask me about th...

  • Gerrie Williams

    This is an amazing. I've read many books out there and this is the best one. Very enjoyable read! I highly recommend it. I bought this book at discounted price from here: https://www.amazon.com/Tao-Te...

  • Florencia

    Concatenated thoughts. Review #1 ✔ - #2 They come to be and he claims no possession of them, He works without holding on, Accomplishes without claiming merit. Because he does not claim merit, His m...

  • Eddie Watkins

    There are many translations of the Taoteching, nearly every one of which is probably worth reading, but this is my favorite version. I can’t attest to the accuracy of the translation, but having rea...

  • Bruce

    I'm always reading this little book containing the essence of wisdom. For years I've read it again and again, one chapter every morning....

  • Florencia

    Concatenated thoughts. Review #1 - #2 ✔ Things arise and she lets them come;things disappear and she lets them go.She has but doesn't possess,acts but doesn't expect. The Tao Te Ching is a classica...