Lao Tsu Tao Te Ching

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Tao Te Ching

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The Tao Te Ching, a 6th-century Chinese masterpiece, is one of the worlds most revered sources of spiritual wisdom. This authoritative translation captures the essence of Lao Tsus language, bringing the Tao Te Chings powerful message to a whole new generation. Unabridged. 2 CDs.

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Scholars say that the original Tao Te Ching is a poem. Like a poem, this version of the Tao Te Ching is not meant to be read in one breath from front to back, but is to be at intervals internalized and contemplated. Jane English's haunting black-and-white photos that undulate in and out on every page act as glycerin elixirs, helping the words slide into our souls for patient digestion. The photographs--of a glistening spider web, cloud-enveloped mountain tops, reflections on water, leaves in the sunlight--are as serenely lyrical as the ancient text, itself.

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The most accessible and authoritative modern English translation of the ancient Chinese classic. Offers the essence of each word and makes Lao Tsu's teaching immediate and alive.

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