The tenth anniversary edition of William Martin’s free-verse interpretation of the Tao Te Ching, written expressly for those coming into the fullness of their wisdom
Lao Tzu’s Tao Te Ching, one of the world’s most widely read books of wisdom, reminds its readers that the sage has been venerated in China for thousands of years. In this free-verse interpretation of the Tao, William Martin subtly and powerfully captures the complex emotions connected with growing older. He encourages today’s sages to recognize their inestimable worth in a youth-centric world that often goes astray: “Will I be able to harvest my life in compassion and love for the world? Will I find in my own heart the wisdom for which I long? This question trumps all others for me. I suspect it is the same for you.”
|Edition description:||Tenth Anniversary Edition|
|Product dimensions:||4.84(w) x 11.24(h) x 0.42(d)|
About 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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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.
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.