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Book Giveaway: Tao Te Ching

Book coverTao Te Ching: An All-New Translation
by Lao Tzu; translated by William Scott Wilson

Bring things to life and nurture them,
But have no thoughts of possession.
Act without relying on anything;
Bring things along, but do not take charge.
This is the dark and mysterious virtue.

William Scott Wilson’s new and nuanced translation of this classic text is accompanied by Chinese ink paintings and ancillary material. Leave a comment below for a chance to win a copy.

47 thoughts on “Book Giveaway: Tao Te Ching

  1. I have several different translations of the TTC, and I glean something different from each of them. I look forward to the opportunity to read Wilson’s translation, as I am currently enjoying “Master of the Three Ways.”

    Thank you!

  2. The Tao is timeless, fitting for every situation and remarkable what wisdom it offers. Would love a new copy to replace mine that is fraying!

  3. I have been finding Buddhist teachings a valuable source to my recovery from sever mental depression and anxiety. And that quote fits into my process, especially today.
    Thank you for this opportunity!
    Namaste, Gayle ❤

  4. It will be wonderful to see Lao Tsu’s words in a fresh translation and interpretation. Thank you for your generous giveaway.

  5. I’m new to meditating at the local Zen center and I need all of the information and inspiration I can get! This book looks amazing! : )

  6. This great and powerful work can always use a new translation to help bring out all the nuances inherent in the original text. The Tao Te Ching is one of the classic texts that most benefit from — like fine wine — a “vertical tasting” of different flavors from the same spirit.

  7. The except that you’ve chosen above deeply speaks to me, I can feel that this is a valuable book to study and actualize in my daily life. If you give me this book, I will be extremely grateful.

    With love,

  8. I just read the first 37 chapters of a different translation the other night. It is always good to get a different perspective.

  9. I just read the first 37 chapters of a different translation the other night. It is always good to get a different perspective.

  10. Thank you for your hardwork. Many Shambala Press offerings grace my bookshelves. My favorite is the one I am looking at in the moment.

  11. I would welcome the opportunity to read (but not possess) a beautifully illustrated copy of the Tao Te Ching. Its resonant wisdom would guide me on my life’s journey as I combat confusion and doubt.

  12. This looks to be a beautiful edition of the Tao de Ching, and I would be pleased to add it to my library.

  13. Ah, Lao Tzu… How timeless your words and wisdom are… How many could benefit if the leaders of this world would align themselves with nature and the Dao… Thank you for your contribution to eternity!

  14. The Tao Te Ching is my favorite book of all time! And my favorite book to give to others! I am always excited to read new translations of it! Thank you so much for that oportunity! Shambala Publications has given me many gifts in my life, thank you for that!

  15. I lost my copy of the Tao Te Ching in a flood in my basement. I have not replaced it yet, perhaps this giveaway is the way I am supposed to! Thank you for giving away such a wonderful work!

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