Tao 2.0: Stephen Mitchell's "The Second Book of the Tao"

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The Tao that can be blogged is not the eternal Tao. Or is it?

The great thing about working for myself is that I get to work with people (and companies) I like. In this case, I've been asked by Penguin Press to promote Stephen Mitchell's latest work: The Second Book of the Tao.

Stephen Mitchell is a quiet soul. The last gentleman. He's definitely not the self-promoting type. So it was with some difficulty that we got him to talk about his first Tao (Tao Te Ching) and his newest masterpiece - The Second Book of the Tao.

The results are on YouTube!

Here Stephen talks about how The Second Book of The Tao came into being:

And here's an excerpt; Chapter 14 from The Second Book of The Tao:

Here's a little more about the book, adapted from the Penguin press release:

The Second Book of The Tao is a twenty-first-century form of ancient wisdom, bringing a sequel of the Tao Te Ching into the modern world. Alongside each translated passage, Stephen adds his own insights for contemporary readers.

"His meditations and provocative re-imagining of the original texts comprise a book that is both a companion volume and an anti-manual to the Tao Te Ching. Mitchell renders these ancient teachings at once modern, relevant, and timeless."

Agreed.

Learn to govern your mind, and the universe will govern itself.

Or, as Funkadelic might say, "Free Your Mind...And Your -ss Will Follow." (That wasn't in the Penguin press release)

To appreciate Mitchell's mind, see StephenMitchellBooks.com >>

And here are some stories about Stephen as told by his wife Byron Katie: here, here and here >>

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