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The Sage's Tao Te Ching: Ancient Advice for the Second Half of Life
     

The Sage's Tao Te Ching: Ancient Advice for the Second Half of Life

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by William Martin, Chungliang Al Huang (Foreword by), Hank Tusinski (Illustrator)
 

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Completing the trilogy that began with the Parent's Tao Te Ching (praised as "pure gold" by Hugh Prather) and continued with the Couple's Tao Te Ching ("a singular book," said George Fowler), William Martin now distills and freshly reinterprets the Tao for "sages," or those in the second half of life. As Martin writes, sages are the "primary keepers and

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Completing the trilogy that began with the Parent's Tao Te Ching (praised as "pure gold" by Hugh Prather) and continued with the Couple's Tao Te Ching ("a singular book," said George Fowler), William Martin now distills and freshly reinterprets the Tao for "sages," or those in the second half of life. As Martin writes, sages are the "primary keepers and transmitters of wisdom, culture, values, and spirituality." Martin's free-verse interpretation captures the ancient spirit of Lao Tzu's text, yet speaks directly to modern readers. The text is accompanied by a visual interpretation of the Tao in more than 50 original ink-brush drawings. Like the Parent's Tao and Couple's Tao before it, the Sage's Tao has the hallmarks of a classic. "You have ceased trying /To tie up all loose ends./You have discovered/That life does not need to be neat/You have more questions than answers,/And this is a great delight to you./You trust the mystery of life/Without having to possess it." - from the book

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“Here is wisdom that is beauty and beauty that is wisdom. William Martin's final book of his Tao Te Ching trilogy is a masterpiece. It illuminates all the unexplored potentials inherent in the second half of life and eases the mind into each one. Powerful, lyrical, insightful, The Sage’s Tao Te Ching is a guide that will lead your heart gently and surely to ‘life itself.’”
Hugh and Gayle Prather, authors of The Little Book of Letting Go

“Let this gem of a book and the wisdom it imparts enfold every aspect of your being. Whatever time you have remaining on this planet will be immensely enriched.”
David McNally, author of Even Eagles Need a Push

“Like its predecessors, The Sage’s Tao Te Ching opens our minds to the wisdom of our natural state and encourages us to accept and honor the inevitability of the wonder-filled grace of aging. Bill Martin deserves our humble gratitude for reacquainting us with our true selves.”
—from the foreword by Chungliang Al Huang

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781569246115
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
10/28/2000
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
3.54(w) x 7.78(h) x 0.42(d)

Meet the Author

William Martin has been a student of the Tao for 25 years. The author of numerous other Tao-inspired books, he conducts workshops and seminars at The Still Point Center for Taoist/Zen Practice, which he runs with his wife Nancy in Chico, California.

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The Sage's Tao Te Ching: Ancient Advice for the Second Half of Life 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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OldHippie More than 1 year ago
This little book offers the mature person a new view on life and it's real meaning. It is a guide to what works to regain a sane outlook on life that is not dependent upon material attachments.
Guest More than 1 year ago
William's approach to the TAO gives a context to my everyday life. I read one chapter in the morning and it fits my day perfectly. In this modern day world of stress and pressure, it is good to have a reminder that slowing down is an attribute not a fault. Taking the time to recognize compassion for self and others is a valuable gift to oneself and others. Thank you William for taking the time to write in words the life that I want to live everyday.