The Second Book of the Tao

[BOOKS] ⚡ The Second Book of the Tao  ✯ Stephen Mitchell – Johndore.co.uk
  • Hardcover
  • 224 pages
  • The Second Book of the Tao
  • Stephen Mitchell
  • English
  • 04 June 2019
  • 1594202036

About the Author: Stephen Mitchell

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The Second Book of the Tao Enhanced By Stephen Mitchell S Illuminating Commentary, The Next Volume Of The Classic Manual On The Art Of Living The Most Widely Translated Book In World Literature After The Bible, Lao Tzu S Tao Te Ching, Or Book Of The Way, Is The Classic Manual On The Art Of Living Following The Phenomenal Success Of His Own Version Of The Tao Te Ching, Renowned Scholar And Translator Stephen Mitchell Has Composed The Innovative The Second Book Of The Tao Drawn From The Work Of Lao Tzu S Disciple Chuang Tzu And Confucius S Grandson Tzussu, The Second Book Of The Tao Offers Western Readers A Path Into Reality That Has Nothing To Do With Taoism Or Buddhism Or Old Or New Alone, But Everything To Do With Truth Mitchell Has Selected The Freshest, Clearest Teachings From These Two Great Students Of The Tao And Adapted Them Into Versions That Reveal The Poetry, Depth, And Humor Of The Original Texts With A Thrilling New Power Alongside Each Adaptation, Mitchell Includes His Own Commentary, At Once Explicating And Complementing The Text This Book Is A Twenty First Century Form Of Ancient Wisdom, Bringing A New, Homemade Sequel To The Tao Te Ching Into The Modern World Mitchell S Renditions Are Radiantly Lucid They Dig Out The Vision That S Hiding Beneath The Words They Grab The Text By The Scruff Of The Neck By Its Heart, Really And Let Its Essential Meanings Fall Out The Book Introduces Us To A Cast Of Vivid Characters, Most Of Them Humble Artisans Or Servants, Who Show Us What It Means To Be In Harmony With The Way Things Are Its Wisdom Provides A Psychological And Moral Acuity As Deep As The Tao Te Ching Itself The Second Book Of The Tao Is A Gift To Contemporary Readers, Granting Us Access To Our Own Fundamental Wisdom Mitchell S Meditations And Risky Reimagining Of The Original Texts Are Brilliant And Liberating, Not Least Because They Keep Catching Us Off Guard, Opening Up The Heavens Where Before We Saw A Roof He Makes The Ancient Teachings At Once Modern, Relevant, And Timeless.Listen To A Special Podcast With Stephen Mitchell

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10 thoughts on “The Second Book of the Tao

  1. Will Jeffries says:

    This book is TRULY amazing There are so many wonderful sayings compiled into this treasure trove by Stephen Mitchell I am so glad that he decided to come out with The Second Book of the Tao because it sheds some new light on the Tao te Ching a ling.Some profound insights that I gathered from this book 1 We are close to waking up when we dream that we are dreaming.2 We re all doing the best we can with what we ve been given.3 Become like the ocean though there are waves on its surface, in This book is TRULY amazing There are so many wonderful sayings compiled into this treas...

  2. Shawn Birss says:

    Today I will break my habit of abstaining from rendering a measurable verdict on books considered sacred to say that this one is simply not at all worth reading My reason for stating this so clearly is that, even without having read the original texts, it is baldly clear that this is such a departure from the original Taoist sources as to virtually be a different book altogether Therefore, my criticism ought to be taken as directed toward this adaptation alone, and not the original texts, to w Today I will break my habit of abstaining from rendering a measurable verdict on books considered sacred to say that this one is simply not at all worth reading My reason for stating this so clearly is that, even without ...

  3. Sidewalk_Sotol says:

    This is a fun, gender pronoun flopping version of several Daoist Taoist classic poems and stories attributed to the sage Zhuangzi Chuang Tzu and to Confucius grandson, Tzu ssu I can t comment as someone who has read numerous iterations of the Dao de Jing or Tao Te Ching as most older books in English refer to it or of the classics attributed to Zhuangzi I therefore can t compare it other books about the Dao Mitchell admits to playing fast and loose with various English translations of t This is a fun, gender pronoun flopping version of several Daoist Taoist classic poems and stories attributed to the sage Zhuangzi Chuang Tzu and to ...

  4. Carolyn says:

    Loved this small but intense book It offered so many things to contemplate and so much to sooth a questioning heart.

  5. Gary D. says:

    Ignore or embrace the commentary, the commented on is worth reading.

  6. jimstoic says:

    This is the first of Mitchell s books since his interpretation of Tao Te Ching A New English Version 1988 that I ve enjoyed as much He offers a Zen take on the writings of Lao tzu s disciple Chuang tzu and Confucius s grandson Tzu ssu The writing is as beautiful and clear as water While Mitchell acknowledges, through his translations, that the Tao that can be told is not the eternal Tao that experience cannot be transmitted through writing he comes quite close I have only rarely felt so This is the first of Mitchell s books since his interpretation of Tao Te Ching A New English Version 1988 that I ve enjoyed as much He offers a Zen take on the writings of Lao tzu s disciple Chuang tzu and Confucius s grandson Tzu ssu The writing is as beautiful and clear as water While Mitchell acknowledges, through his translations, that the Tao that can be told is not the eternal Tao that experience cannot be transmitted through writing he comes quite close I have only rarely felt so close to enlightenment while reading.He doesn t know it, but Mitchell is my long distance guru I ve benefited from his two Tao related texts as well as from his The Gospel According to Jesus I ve benefited from the works of Byron...

  7. AuthorsOnTourLive! says:

    We met Stephen Mitchell when he visited the Tattered Cover Bookstore in Denver You can listen to his talk about The Second Book of the Tao here this podcast Bestselling author and translator Stephen Mitchell reads from and discusses his new book The Second Book of the Tao The most widely translated book in world literature after the Bible, Lao tzu s Tao Te Ching, or Book of the Way, is the classic manual on the art of living Following the We met Stephen Mitchell when he visited the Tattered Cover Bookstore in Denver You can listen to his talk about The Second Book of the Tao here this podcast Bestselling author and translator Stephen Mitchell reads from and discusses his new book The Second Book of the Tao The most widely translated book in world literature after the Bible, Lao tzu s Tao Te Ching, or Book of the Way, is the classic manual on the art of living Following the phenomenal success of his own version of the Tao Te Ching, Mitchell has composed this innovative new boo...

  8. Scot says:

    It would be easy to be skeptical to think that anyone could follow up on Lao Tzu s masterpiece with a gem of their own but The Second Book of the Tao manages to do just that Taking secondary passages by taoist masters in the era following the Tao Te Ching, we get a further glimpse into the workings of The Way and each passage is followed by the author s commentary The passages are both fun and insightful and so many resonated with me Oddly enough, the author s commentary may have been even It would be easy to be skeptical to think that anyone could follow up on Lao Tzu s masterpiece with a gem of their own but The Second Book of the Tao manages to do just that Taking secondary passages by taoist masters in the era following the Tao Te Ching, we get a further glimpse into the workings of The Way and each passage is followed by the author s commentary The passages are both fun and insightful and so many resonated with me Odd...

  9. Nick says:

    Stephen Mitchell created one of the best translations of the Tao Te Ching I ve read, and now he s followed that achievement up with a remarkable volume of personal insights, musings, and translations from other Taoist works and the Taoist tradition The result is occasionally a bit helter skelter, but mostly hits the mark at least, as far as I can tell, not being enlightened myself Mitchell comes as close as anyone writing today in grasping the famously un graspable essence of the Tao This Stephen Mitchell created one of the best translations of the Tao Te Ching I ve read, and now he s followed that achievement up with a remarkable volume of personal insights, musing...

  10. Hans says:

    I got this one as an Audio book and I really enjoyed listening to it In fact I would recommend it as part of someone s daily meditations It is relaxing to listen to and even helps you to let go of a lot of unnecessary tension.Life is paradox and contradiction That ...