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Living the Wisdom of the Tao: The Complete Tao Te Ching and Affirmations Paperback – Mar 1 2008
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Warm and inspiring Spirit & Destiny --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
About the Author
WAYNE DYER Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, affectionately called the father of motivation" by his fans, is one of the most widely known and respected people in the field of self-empowerment. He became a well-known author with his bestselling book, Your Erroneous Zones, and has gone on to write many other self-help classics. Despite his childhood spent in orphanages and foster homes, Dr. Dyer, who has a doctorate in counseling psychotherapy, has overcome many obstacles to make his dreams come true. Today he spends much of his time showing others how to do the same. When he's not traveling the globe delivering his uplifting message, Wayne is writing from his home in Maui, Hawaii. DEEPAK CHOPRA Deepak Chopra has written more than twenty-five books, which have been translated into thirty-five languages. He is also the author of more than one hundred audio- and videotape series, including five critically acclaimed programs on public television. In 1999 Time magazine selected Dr. Chopra as one of the Top 100 Icons and Heroes of the Century, describing him as "the poet-prophet of alternative medicine." Dr. Chopra currently serves as CEO and founder of The Chopra Center for Well Being in La Jolla, California.
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If you are like me, you may be wondering should I get this particular version, and how does it compare with other versions like the Mitchell, English and Star version.
No matter how great a writer you think Wayne Dyer is, he did not write the Tao, yet his rendition is consistent with the best versions I have read. The distinguishing trait of Dyer's version is that there is a short affirmation opposite each verse, a lesson to be derived.
Some of these are good, and still leave room for you to come up with your own ideas. In fact, that is an inspiring way to go through the tao, and I must make a point of going through my other versions and writing out my thoughts on each chapter. So, thank you, Mr Dyer. I also like the layout with the graphics. They add a little atmosphere to each verse.
So, my personal favorite version is the Stephen Mitchell version. The Tao is wise, paradoxical, counterinituitive, puzzling, fascinating, mysterious, inspiring, amazing and true. These concepts bypass ego based thinking, and the idea of doing things by not striving is allowing a higher more authentic way of thinking to inform your being and your action.
The Jane English version, has a 25th Anniversary Edition which is a large size book, coffee table version, with symbols, and graphics, and a regular size version.
One of the Jonathan Star versions has Chinese symbols at the back, with multiple meanings of each symbol.
This is a great idea, which allows you to come up with your own version of the Tao, and would really open up your thinking on the Tao.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
Love the book! It teaches you to live life differently and love every aspect it.Published 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
I felt this book gave me better understanding of the 81 verses. I enjoyed it very much.Published 9 months ago by Marg MacArthur
Am a big fan of Dyer... But he lost me on this one ... I do not relate to any of is writing. It'snot a book book it's a daily reading that... I don't know what to think about... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Sylvie Lines Sirois
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