Tao Te Ching

  • by Lao Tsu (translated by Gia-fu Feng, Jane English)
  • Narrated by Dr. Jacob Needleman
  • 2 hrs and 0 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Tao Te Ching, a 6th century B.C. Chinese masterpiece, is one of the world's most revered sources of spiritual wisdom. This authoritative translation by Gia-fu Feng and Jane English captures the essence of Lao Tsu's language, bringing the Tao Te Ching's powerful message to a whole new generation of students. This collection is read by renowned philosopher and author Dr. Jacob Needleman, who also provides illuminating commentary on the text. This ancient classic presents timeless spiritual meditations on wisdom in action, illustrating important lessons that have resonated with its students for centuries.


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A wonderful translation with an equally wonderful analysis and guide by the translator at the end. As he says, the Tao Te Ching speaks to the readers ability to understand, and as understanding deepens so does the Tao Te Ching.
One of the great wisdom works. The Nag Hammadi Library, The Bhagavad Gita, The Tao Te Ching, The Upanishads, The Kabbalah.
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- Andrew

Tao Te Ching always great, but the naration hertoo

The Tao Te Ching is of course as always great, this version is also complemented by excellent thought provoking commentary at the end. But I think what sets this version apart is the narration. With the Tao Te Ching, it far to tempting to put into any reading of it an unneeded emphasis on certain words that implies a narrative that I don't think is necessarily intended by the author. For instance in some readings the narrator may simply emphasize certain words that make it sound like "ohhh this is really wise stuff here" or they may make it sound like the Tao Te Ching was written in the Matrix.. The narrator must put in some effort to separate his beliefs or feelings about the tao te ching or a particular topic with his reading of the Tao Te Ching. On the other hand, a computeristic reading can also be unpleasant and hard to listen to. I think Mr. Needleman gets the reading right with a nice flow, but nothing unneeded.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-15-1999
  • Publisher: Phoenix Books