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Author: Deng Ming-Dao Narrator: Lloyd James Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2018 ISBN: 9781982529659
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This is a book of guidance for life’s journey rooted in the wisdom of ancient China. Bestselling author Deng Ming-Dao provides key poetic lines that distill the essence of Taoism, organizing them in the form of a journey. The material here is drawn from three sources: The Tao Te Ching, The Yijing, and 300 Tang Poems.

Deng Ming-Dao writes: “We walk the Way each day. We don’t know what’s ahead and so it’s helpful to have the wisdom of others to guide us. They have left us a message to encourage us. They have spoken of the joys, griefs, and purity that we should embrace. Like good pathfinders, they give us direction and prepare us for what we might encounter. They let us walk for ourselves. We have a wonderful companion for the journey.”

The following lines reflect the inspirational nature of this book:

“A good traveler leaves no footprints.”

“Think three times, then move.”

“Words can be worth a thousand pieces of gold.”

“Ancestors plant trees. Descendants enjoy cool shade.”

“A journey of one thousand miles begins with a single step.”

This is a lovely audiobook that will function as a gift for all occasions and as an object for those looking for daily sustenance on life’s journey.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Deng describes life as a journey in poetic form, offering the primary sources of these sayings.”

    Library Journal

  • “A marvelously engaging and innovative omnibus! Deng Ming-Dao maps here the way of China’s perennial philosophies. A wise and trusty mentor, he lets the landscape, within us all and all around us, speak for itself, so that we may each find our own way with this timeless guide.”

    Gary Gach, author of Pause, Breathe, Smile

  • “Deng Ming-Dao’s masterful translations demonstrate what mindfulness is. This is a book to keep near and to savor, to return to again and again, each page a step into the journey.”

    Joe Stroud, author of In the Sleep of Rivers

  • “This book is a precious gem—a gift to anyone who would follow the Tao for life.”

    Gary Young, author of Hands

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About the Author

Deng Ming-Dao (Deng is his family name; Ming-Dao is his given name) is an artist, philosopher, teacher, martial artist, and the author of eight books that have been translated into fifteen languages. He is also an award-winning graphic designer and fine artist whose work can be found in several collections, including those of the Brooklyn Museum.

About the Narrator

Lloyd James (a.k.a. Sean Pratt) has been narrating since 1996 and has recorded over six hundred audiobooks. He is a seven-time winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award and has twice been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award. His critically acclaimed performances include Elvis in the Morning by William F. Buckley Jr. and Searching for Bobby Fischer by Fred Waitzkin, among others.