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June 28, 2012

Book coverTao Te Ching: An All-New Translation
by Lao Tzu; translated by William Scott Wilson

Bring things to life and nurture them,
But have no thoughts of possession.
Act without relying on anything;
Bring things along, but do not take charge.
This is the dark and mysterious virtue.

William Scott Wilson's new and nuanced translation of this classic text is accompanied by Chinese ink paintings and ancillary material. Leave a comment below for a chance to win a copy.


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47 Responses to Book Giveaway

  • Kirk McElhearn says:

    There are never too many translations of the Dao De Jing.

    Posted on June 28, 2012 at 10:34 am

  • Leigh Powers says:

    thank you

    Posted on June 28, 2012 at 10:40 am

  • Shea wages says:

    new to this Buddha thing but loving it

    Posted on June 28, 2012 at 10:45 am

  • Thunder Dragon says:

    I love to learn from others; what is obvious to you is insight to me.

    Posted on June 28, 2012 at 11:00 am

  • Dave Lavis says:

    It would be pleasing to compare this nuanced translation.

    Posted on June 28, 2012 at 11:55 am

  • Jason Gould says:

    I have several different translations of the TTC, and I glean something different from each of them. I look forward to the opportunity to read Wilson's translation, as I am currently enjoying "Master of the Three Ways."

    Thank you!

    Posted on June 28, 2012 at 11:56 am

  • Abby says:

    The Tao is timeless, fitting for every situation and remarkable what wisdom it offers. Would love a new copy to replace mine that is fraying!

    Posted on June 28, 2012 at 12:03 pm

  • Gayle Ellison-Davis says:

    I have been finding Buddhist teachings a valuable source to my recovery from sever mental depression and anxiety. And that quote fits into my process, especially today.
    Thank you for this opportunity!
    Namaste, Gayle <3

    Posted on June 28, 2012 at 12:05 pm

  • Melissa Ward says:

    It will be wonderful to see Lao Tsu's words in a fresh translation and interpretation. Thank you for your generous giveaway.

    Posted on June 28, 2012 at 12:05 pm

  • Kevin Roberts says:

    I'm new to meditating at the local Zen center and I need all of the information and inspiration I can get! This book looks amazing! : )

    Posted on June 28, 2012 at 12:07 pm

  • Alyssa says:

    This is the dark and mysterious virtue. -- this just speaks to me! (It's a gentle whisper).

    Posted on June 28, 2012 at 12:13 pm

  • Javan Wygal says:

    This great and powerful work can always use a new translation to help bring out all the nuances inherent in the original text. The Tao Te Ching is one of the classic texts that most benefit from -- like fine wine -- a "vertical tasting" of different flavors from the same spirit.

    Posted on June 28, 2012 at 12:23 pm

  • Jay Carskadden says:

    Be!

    Posted on June 28, 2012 at 12:30 pm

  • Anna Malinowski says:

    The passages from Tao Te Ching inspire me on a daily basis.

    Posted on June 28, 2012 at 12:32 pm

  • Karen Chapman says:

    Would love to read this. Namaste' _/\_

    Posted on June 28, 2012 at 12:39 pm

  • Gail Johnson says:

    Words of wisdom accompanied by beautiful Chinese ink paintings--what more could you ask for?

    Posted on June 28, 2012 at 12:45 pm

  • Julie says:

    A new translation of this pillar sounds interesting. I would love to read this!

    Posted on June 28, 2012 at 12:52 pm

  • Rich Hedrick says:

    With Gratitude.

    Posted on June 28, 2012 at 12:57 pm

  • Bryan Nowak says:

    With your mouth unopened, and things left undefined,
    you stand at the beginning of the universe.

    Posted on June 28, 2012 at 1:03 pm

  • Jonathan Fuentes says:

    The except that you've chosen above deeply speaks to me, I can feel that this is a valuable book to study and actualize in my daily life. If you give me this book, I will be extremely grateful.

    With love,
    Jonathan

    Posted on June 28, 2012 at 1:07 pm

  • Jill Siegel says:

    The ultimate "detachment."

    Posted on June 28, 2012 at 1:21 pm

  • Chet Lewis says:

    Been itchin' to get my hands on this book~! Thanks for the opportunity.

    Posted on June 28, 2012 at 1:27 pm

  • Vincent John Geoghagan says:

    I just read the first 37 chapters of a different translation the other night. It is always good to get a different perspective.

    Posted on June 28, 2012 at 1:31 pm

  • Vincent John Geoghagan says:

    I just read the first 37 chapters of a different translation the other night. It is always good to get a different perspective.

    Posted on June 28, 2012 at 1:31 pm

  • brent stewart says:

    A new translation would be interesting to check out..

    Posted on June 28, 2012 at 1:38 pm

  • Kelli Slaten says:

    One of my favorites and I would love to read this translation!

    Posted on June 28, 2012 at 1:41 pm

  • tree says:

    Thank you for your hardwork. Many Shambala Press offerings grace my bookshelves. My favorite is the one I am looking at in the moment.

    Posted on June 28, 2012 at 1:46 pm

  • DrBob says:

    I'm looking forward to learning more of the way when I receive this book!

    Posted on June 28, 2012 at 3:09 pm

  • Eddie Silva says:

    The Tao Te Ching has blessed my life, I recommend for all to read.

    Posted on June 28, 2012 at 5:05 pm

  • Mark Er says:

    I would like to give to friend :)

    Posted on June 28, 2012 at 6:16 pm

  • Robert Birkenes says:

    Trying to "have no thoughts of possession" but this would be a lovely book to own!

    Posted on June 28, 2012 at 6:34 pm

  • Cloud 52 says:

    How did you know? Just the moment for a new translation, a slightly new perspective of the "old child's" path of travel.

    Posted on June 28, 2012 at 10:00 pm

  • Holly A says:

    I would welcome the opportunity to have my own copy of the Tao Te Ching, accompanied by inspiring Chinese ink drawings!

    Posted on June 28, 2012 at 10:53 pm

  • Holly A says:

    I would welcome the opportunity to read (but not possess) a beautifully illustrated copy of the Tao Te Ching. Its resonant wisdom would guide me on my life's journey as I combat confusion and doubt.

    Posted on June 28, 2012 at 10:56 pm

  • Susun Cooper says:

    Thank you for this wonderful opportunity!

    Posted on June 29, 2012 at 12:39 am

  • Viktor says:

    Lovely.

    Posted on June 29, 2012 at 4:29 am

  • Cairenn Rhys says:

    One of my most beloved texts. Thank you for sharing.

    Posted on June 29, 2012 at 10:33 am

  • Larty Bauman says:

    This looks to be a beautiful edition of the Tao de Ching, and I would be pleased to add it to my library.

    Posted on June 29, 2012 at 11:09 am

  • Patricia Worth says:

    I am excited to see a new translation on such wisdom. I remain in a state of gratitude. Blessings Galore!

    Posted on June 29, 2012 at 3:02 pm

  • Gunwan says:

    Belongs to me?

    Posted on July 1, 2012 at 10:53 am

  • Terena says:

    Looking forward to reading the new translation!

    Posted on July 1, 2012 at 5:50 pm

  • Ellyse Adele Vitiello says:

    Is this a bi-lingual edition?

    Posted on July 1, 2012 at 6:38 pm

  • Barbara says:

    Looks like a stunning book!

    Posted on July 3, 2012 at 4:32 am

  • Matt Orischak says:

    Ah, Lao Tzu... How timeless your words and wisdom are... How many could benefit if the leaders of this world would align themselves with nature and the Dao... Thank you for your contribution to eternity!

    Posted on July 3, 2012 at 5:19 pm

  • Vannessa allbright says:

    I'd love a copy please!

    Posted on July 4, 2012 at 2:06 pm

  • Trenton says:

    The Tao Te Ching is my favorite book of all time! And my favorite book to give to others! I am always excited to read new translations of it! Thank you so much for that oportunity! Shambala Publications has given me many gifts in my life, thank you for that!

    Posted on July 4, 2012 at 2:34 pm

  • Nicole Rivera says:

    I lost my copy of the Tao Te Ching in a flood in my basement. I have not replaced it yet, perhaps this giveaway is the way I am supposed to! Thank you for giving away such a wonderful work!

    Posted on July 9, 2012 at 6:57 pm

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