The Sage's Tao Te Ching: Ancient Advice for the Second Half of Life

The Sage s Tao Te Ching Ancient Advice for the Second Half of Life Completing the trilogy that began with the Parent s Tao Te Ching praised as pure gold by Hugh Prather and continued with the Couple s Tao Te Ching a singular book said George Fowler William Martin

  • Title: The Sage's Tao Te Ching: Ancient Advice for the Second Half of Life
  • Author: WilliamMartin Hank Tusinski Chungliang Al Huang
  • ISBN: 9781569246115
  • Page: 104
  • Format: Paperback
  • Completing the trilogy that began with the Parent s Tao Te Ching praised as pure gold by Hugh Prather and continued with the Couple s Tao Te Ching a singular book, said George Fowler , William Martin now distills and freshly reinterprets the Tao for sages, or those in the second half of life As Martin writes, sages are the primary keepers and transmitters of wisCompleting the trilogy that began with the Parent s Tao Te Ching praised as pure gold by Hugh Prather and continued with the Couple s Tao Te Ching a singular book, said George Fowler , William Martin now distills and freshly reinterprets the Tao for sages, or those in the second half of life As Martin writes, sages are the primary keepers and transmitters of wisdom, culture, values, and spirituality Martin s free verse interpretation captures the ancient spirit of Lao Tzu s text, yet speaks directly to modern readers The text is accompanied by a visual interpretation of the Tao in than 50 original ink brush drawings Like the Parent s Tao and Couple s Tao before it, the Sage s Tao has the hallmarks of a classic You have ceased trying To tie up all loose ends You have discovered That life does not need to be neat You have questions than answers, And this is a great delight to you You trust the mystery of life Without having to possess it from the book

    One thought on “The Sage's Tao Te Ching: Ancient Advice for the Second Half of Life”

    1. This was a quick read since I just did not find much substance. The author was verbose and very repetitive of the same catchy word phrases one often sees in books for people in self-discovery, but simply lacked meaningful insights. There was little understanding exhibited in his writing of the aging process, including the challenges of chronic illness/pain that typically come to us all, and its effects on physical and mental well-being, and no insights regarding the challenges of modern day soci [...]

    2. Excellent food for thought.A reinterpretation of Chinese philosophy from the perspective of age seventy. If only I had photographic memory,as well as, discipline, I, too, could be a sage. Truth is spoken here, but can you accept it. Are you able to let go of those ideals that hindered our ability to let go? To be contented with fewer things, less power. Can you not be so quick to offer up controversy, to speak less often? Would our wisdom be invited if we embraced pause? I fall short, but it is [...]

    3. It's been described as "simple wisdom." That it is. Most interesting to me is the advice to relax as a sage, or an elder.If nothing else, it piques my interest in reading a translation of the actual Tao.

    4. WonderThis book deserves 10 stars. Perfect message for this 74 year old. Eternally grateful to own this message of life.

    5. This book literally BLEW ME AWAY! I was so profoundly touched by the simple wisdom in this age-old book - and I'm just 28 yrs. young. I know this book is supposedly for the second half of life - but the information will change the way you view your world. I was so touched by the information in this book - after reading it several times through - I ordered 3 copies. I gave one to my grandfather on his 77th birthday - and of course he turned to the 77th verse of the Tao te Ching to see what it had [...]

    6. This book is part of a trilogy:The Parent's Tao Te Ching, The Couple's Tao Te Ching and the one John and I are reading each morning - Second Half of Life Tao Te Ching. In daily readings Martin writes about being a sage, a wise person in the second half of life. The sage, venerated for thousands of years in Chinese and other traditional societies, offers those growing older an ideal model in behavior and attitude. This book is a gem and we are enjoying the reminders and blessings of "older" matur [...]

    7. One of the most beautiful and profoundly wise books I have read. Keep a copy by your bed and read a little each day. It will change your life. You will breathe easier, sleep more deeply and be at peace. I can not recommend this highly enough.

    8. So wise grasshopper! Good simplistic lessons of the Tao - When we first begin to learn, things become more and more complex. Now things become simpler and simpler. Let the yin and yang of life do their dance in perfect harmony. Everything has it's place and time.

    9. The wisdom of the Tao for those of us in the (ahem) second half of life. A lovely interpretation for those of us of a certain age and peaceful illustrations. If you enjoy variations on the Tao, you'll enjoy this.

    10. This is great for Sageing discussions with partners or alone. Bill and I take time most days to discuss it and may journal also.

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