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Tao Te Ching

Lao Tzu

A timeless classic of spiritual literature, this Taoist text speaks to the qualities of an enlightened leader and a balanced, harmonious life. Written over two thousand years ago, it offers insights helpful not only for personal growth but also in leadership, business, and politics today. A remarkable English translation by a leading scholar, this compact and portable edition is part of the Shambhala Pocket Library series, featuring short, accessible teachings from renowned figures that distill wisdom from over 50 years of Shambhala Publications.
Publish Date
first published in -400
Goodreads Rating
My personal religious philosophy, stressing the rightness of what is, if only we can accept it. Most people who know me have heard me quote from this book. -Seeing as how nothing is outside the vast, wide-meshed net of heaven, who is there to say just how it is cast?      source
I find those verses which were the sole output of this philosopher to be remarkably right on.      source
Always what you need to read at that particular period of time. It’s a magic book, in that way, in that it always fits.      source
Hugely just unbelievable deep.      source
Meticulous reading and re-reading of key philosophy books Some: Upanishads World as Will and Representation Hero With a Thousand Faces Freedom from the Known Sleeping, Dreaming, and Dying No death, No Fear Living Life Backwards Tao Te Ching Metaphysics (Aristotle)      source
Selected Books for the Manual for Civilization      source
A few books that have influenced me - 1. Personal Finance: Rich Dad, Poor Dad 2. Trading: Trading in the Zone 3. Mindfulness: The Power of Now 4. Philosophy: Letters from a Stoic, Tao Te Ching 5. Read Anytime: A Book of Simple Living      source
These are some good ones- plus Essentialism, Tao te Ching, Striking Thoughts, Meditations      source
Once you get to a certain level, it’s like, wow.      source
The author's depth of teachings are complicated to decode and provide foundations for wisdom.      source
I remember reading it and being like okay, this makes no sense. But you just keep reading it again and again and slowly, I started to get the point of it.      source
Inspired my study of softness and receptivity as a counterpoint to my mad passions.      source
Helped me see the relationship between 'enough,' health, and wealth.      source
Oftentimes before meditation, I’ll just open Tao Te Ching randomly to a page and read about something and then just have that be what I steep in as I sit.      source