After seeing the Dalai Lama speak in 1989, I browsed the books for sale outside the university auditorium and first discovered the Tao te Ching.
That was Stephen Mitchell’s translation, and I took it home and read it, bending like a stem to its soft humor and smiling guidance.
The 81 poems comprising the Tao provide a map to a spiritual territory, a land far from the pages of a book, closer perhaps to the heart of all our deeds.
Click the image above to get your own copy. Then read it for yourself with a warm cup of tea. Begin to grin as you slowly unravel its riddle…