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By Laozi, Stephen Mitchell

ISBN-10: 0060812451

ISBN-13: 9780060812454

Lao-tzu's Tao Te Ching, or booklet of how, is the vintage guide at the artwork of residing, and one of many wonders of the area. In eighty-one short chapters, the Tao Te Ching seems on the easy situation of being alive and provides suggestion that imparts stability and standpoint, a serene and beneficiant spirit. This ebook is set knowledge in motion. It teaches the way to paintings for the nice with the easy ability that comes from being in accord with the Tao (the uncomplicated precept of the universe) and applies both to reliable govt and sexual love; to baby rearing, enterprise, and ecology.

Stephen Mitchell's bestselling model has been greatly acclaimed as a present to modern culture.


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