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Sir Nigel Hawthorne's inspiring reading brings to life this new translation of Lao Tzu's 2,500 year old Chinese classic. Probably the most influential spiritual book in human history, the Tao Te Ching translates as The Classic of The Tao and Its Power. In 80 short chapters, it reveals a profound view of the Tao, a unique and satisfying way of life and nature. This revered collection of wise sayings and commentaries is a complete guide to living the sagely life and finding a calm and tranquil center in the midst of the chaos and stress of 21st-century life.
©2008 Man Ho Kwok, Jay Ramsay, Martin Palmer (P)2008 Mark Forstater
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4 out of 5 stars
By Michael on 27-02-2018

Deep, classic, well translated and read

A very deep book. very hard to comprehend. needs to be read multiple times. the translation was fine, just deep meaning in the words. very practical

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4 out of 5 stars
By Tony on 04-04-2016

Excellent review of basic Tao precepts

Mr Hawthorn preformed brilliantly in conveying the illusory theme of the Tao Te Ching in an understandable fashion .

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5 out of 5 stars
By M. Desilets on 20-04-2018

complexly simple

every time it's different, something new emerges.
fifteen words? there are too many words, sometimes it's better to be silent.

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By Al on 18-10-2011

Sound sound!

Excellent reading by Nigel Hawthorne, well worth getting. An easy to listen to voice giving a fine interpretation of ancient words of wisdom.

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5 out of 5 stars
By The_price_of_bottled_water on 13-05-2014

classic - well narrated

If you could sum up The Tao Te Ching in three words, what would they be?

Very abstract, but have listened to it many time. Shame it is abridged

Who was your favorite character and why?

Those who speak, do not know, Those who know, do not speak.

What does Nigel Hawthorne bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Great actor, gives a very good performance of a classic text

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