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Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu

Tao Te Ching

by Lao Tzu


Title Details

Unabridged Edition
Running Time
1 Hr. 19 Min.
User Rating
  3.9  Stars Based on 15 ratings


The Tao Te Ching or The Way and its Characteristics is the primary text in Chinese religious history. Written by Lao Tzu roughly 600 years before the birth of Christ, the Tao endevours to articulate the core beliefs that underpin both Taoism and Chinese Buddhism.

Second only to the Bible in its number of translations, the Tao's influence is hard to understate. A version of the text can be found in some form on every major continent and it has had a major mark particularly in the west. Though relatively short, this tome has inspired poets, artists, politicians and religious leaders alike with its direct language, practical advice and lyrical beauty. LearnOutLoud.com is excited to present this priceless wisdom for you on audio.

Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu, translated by James Legge, was published in 1891 and is in the public domain. This audio book was recorded by LearnOutLoud.com and is narrated by Phil Chirco. Copyright 2006 LearnOutLoud, Inc. Any reproduction or illegal distribution of the content in any form will result in immediate action against the person concerned.

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A Classic for Ever
Reviewer jatfuentes
 March 08, 2013
This is the most brilhant scripture of the Taoism. Writing by Lao Tzu, when he was retiring to live in the montains, was stoped by the guardian of the city, and asked him, to left writing some of his wisdom. The is full of pearls of wisdow. Great !!!.
The Tao Te Ching is oldest than the bible and the second book most translated in the world. You have here in audio and hear all day long if you want.

Listenning to Tao Te Ching the Tao of Geverment...
Reviewer williamloi
 October 05, 2011
If I remember correctly, Tao Te Ching was written / teaching "The Way" of Government.

Note on girijad83's review
Reviewer hilaryjb
 March 27, 2006
This is a recording of James Legge's 1887 translation of the Tao Te Ching. It is a completely different book from the I Ching/ Yijing.

'Dao' is the more modern (pinyin) - arguably more correct - spelling and pronunciation for 'tao'.

Tao Te Ching
Reviewer girijad83
 March 18, 2006
This is one of the most inspiring books ever written. Intensely philosophical and deeply mysterious, the yi-jing, or teh Tao te Ching, or the I Ching as it is commonly known in the west is presented here with much of its qualities.

There are certain qualities that need to be improved, such as, the narration, where the author pronounces the 't-ao' as 'd-ao' (as if with a blocked nose). The sound recording fails to amaze me as in a lot of places it seems as if the background and the foreground seem to overlap, creating a weirdly undescribable sound to me, being a layman in sound engineering that I am.

The content, however, remains mystical. A must listen to for all those who want to get a glimpse of taoist philosophy.

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