Tao Te Ching (4th Century BCE)

Tao Te Ching (4th Century BCE)

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Sam Doe
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Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
April 2024
1 hour 3 minutes
Tao Te Ching' is a foundational text of Taoism, attributed to the legendary sage Laozi. This ancient Chinese classic presents profound insights into the nature of existence, the principles of harmony, and the path to living in accordance with the Tao, or the Way.

Composed of 81 short chapters, 'Tao Te Ching' offers poetic and enigmatic verses that invite deep contemplation. Laozi emphasizes the concept of Wu Wei (non-action), advocating for naturalness, simplicity, and alignment with the flow of the universe. The text delves into themes of humility, spontaneity, and the balance between opposites, such as yin and yang.

Lionel Giles' translation, first published in 1904, brings the essence of Laozi's teachings to English-speaking readers, preserving the cryptic beauty and philosophical richness of the original text. 'Tao Te Ching' continues to inspire seekers of wisdom and seekers of spiritual enlightenment across cultures and generations.
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