Tao Te Ching: The Ancient Classic

Tao Te Ching: The Ancient Classic


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A luxury, keep-sake edition of an ancient Chinese scripture

This ancient text, fundamental to Taoism, has become a source of inspiration and guidance for millions in modern society. It's focus on attunement, rather than mindless striving, offers an alternative to command-and-control leadership and a different way of seeing personal success – a position that has led to this ancient Chinese text becoming an internationally bestselling personal development guide. Now the text has been given a makeover and this deluxe, gift edition is set to become the market leader, following in the footsteps of the other bestselling Capstone Classic editions.


  • Paints a picture of a person in full attunement
  • Illustrates how fulfillment and peace, without struggle, can deliver to us what we need and desire
  • An alternative way to view personal success
  • A new introduction by Tom Butler Bowdon, the classic personal development expert

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780857083111
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 06/26/2012
Series: Capstone Classics Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 194
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Lao Tzu lived in the 6th century BC according to Chinese tradition, and was his country's greatest mystic philosopher. He is considered the founder of Taoism, and is revered as a deity in the Taoist religion.

Tom Butler-Bowdon is the author of five bestselling books on classic self-help and motivational writing. He has been described by USA Today as 'a true scholar of this type of literature'. Tom has also written introductions to the other editions in the Capstone Classics series.

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Table of Contents

An Introduction by Tom Butler-Bowdon vii

About Tom Butler-Bowdon xxv

Tao Te Ching 1

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