Qty:1
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Only 3 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Tao Te Ching has been added to your Cart
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: A well-cared-for item that has seen limited use but remains in great condition. The item is complete, unmarked, and undamaged, but may show some limited signs of wear. Item works perfectly.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Tao Te Ching Paperback – February 21, 2012


See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Paperback
"Please retry"
$9.99
$9.09 $1.91

Simple Rules by Donald Sull
Simple Rules by Donald Sull
Check out the newest book by Donald Sull. Learn more | See related books
$9.99 FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Only 3 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

Tao Te Ching + The Tao of Pooh
Price for both: $18.17

Buy the selected items together
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 92 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Brown (February 21, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1613822421
  • ISBN-13: 978-1613822425
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.2 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #461,318 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

2.9 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By John Martin on December 28, 2013
Format: Paperback
The Tao Te Ching is the most widely translated book after the bible and is said to be by Lao Tzu by was probably written by several people. It consists of a collection 81 short pieces, poems and proverbs regarding the Tao, or Way of Life. It is difficult to understand. The Tao is a road or path—the way of ultimate reality. Many of the statements refer to a “wise man” who is in reality the king and much of the book consists of advice as to how he should behave. Taoism, which is the religion of the Way, has three goals, happiness, wealth and long life. Many of these statements are based on paradox and the idea of keeping things in balance. For example, yin and yang are complementary, yet opposite concepts. Verse 28 says, ”Be aware of the white all around you ; but remembering the black that is there. Verse 47 is another example:

“The world may be known without leaving the house;
The Way may be seen apart from the windows.
The further you go, the less you will know.

The thoughts expressed are paradoxical but they assert the contrast between reality and appearances.

This is a short book and difficult to understand, but it is well worth the effort.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Parker on January 17, 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I wanted Stephen Mitchell's version of this but this is just great..a small book meant for contemplation. Thank y'all so much.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jackson on July 5, 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This book is one for the appreciators of The Alchemist, The Prophet, and the like. Tao Te Ching is a book that simply historical and engages and won't let go.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This is the book that was sent to me, but it is not by stephen mitchell and it is not the one I was able to preview on amazon. Also, this book is not eligible for return, not sure why. Make sure to get the one by stephen mitchell, it is a much better book. I would have returned this one if I could.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By Deargle on September 18, 2012
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
All reviews associated with this book's Amazon page refer to Stephen Mitchell being the translator of this book, when in fact, this version (ISBN-13 978-1613822425) is translated by James Legge, whose name is not mentioned anywhere in the product description.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By HNeveski on July 31, 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This book shows the importance of non-being and taking a step back from ourselves and our lives to understand what's truly important and relevant.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By MIKER on December 10, 2012
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I was looking for a specific version of the Tao this was not it, and sometime a bit confusing compared to the other version I have read.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By Amy Minichiello on June 16, 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Bought this for my mom, and she loves it! Great book for a good price! I would buy it again for a gift or something!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
Tao Te Ching
This item: Tao Te Ching
Price: $9.99
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?