- Tao Te Ching: A New Approach - Backward Down the Path
By Jerry O. Dalton
This is an interpretation synthesized from multiple translations and, as such, contain
inevitable errors. Nevertheless, the author has fresh insights to offer. Each chapter ends
with excellent sections called For Thought and For Action. Well worth it.
By Benjamin Hoff
This enduring, beloved classic is everyone's favorite. With effortless prose and
light-hearted humor, the author shows a true understanding of the essence of Tao. The
reader can't help but absorb the author's wisdom. A great introduction to philosophical
Taoist concepts, and a great gift for loved ones.
Excerpt: The Vinegar Tasters
By Fritjof Capra
Capra points out a fascinating observation: there is an astounding number of
similarities and parallels between ancient Taoism and cutting-edge modern physics. Why
should that be? What is the connection between the two?
The more one knows about Taoism and physics, the more one appreciates this classic. As
a particle physicist by profession, the author demonstrates impeccable grasp of quantum
physics principles; as a brilliant intellect steeped in the study of Eastern thought, he
expresses insights into Tao and Zen concepts that are equally impressive. In more than
twenty-five years since its initial publication, no one has ever been able to find serious
flaws with this book's many expositions of science and philosophy. All in all, an amazing
Excerpt 1: Zen
Excerpt 2: The Way of Eastern Mysticism
- The Tao Speaks: Lao-Tzu's Whispers of
- Zen Speaks: Shouts of Nothingness
- Zhuangzi Speaks: The Music of Nature
- The Dao of Zhuangzi: The Harmony of Nature
- Sunzi Speaks: The Art of War
- Confucius Speaks: Words to Live By
Adapted by Tsai Chih Chung and translated by Brian Bruya.
Mr. Tsai achieves the improbable by presenting Tao Te Ching in a series
of cartoons that are often amusing and always profound. The amazing thing is how well he
pulls it off, demonstrating at once his genuine understanding of Tao and a gentle sense of
humor. Mr. Bruya's translations are highly accurate and succeed in capturing the meaning
of the original Chinese without losing the flavor. Highly recommended.
- Diet for a New America: How Your Food Choices Affect Your Health, Happiness, and
the Future of Life on Earth
By John Robbins
This book literally saves lives, not the least of which is the life of the author's own
father, the man whose surname represents one half of Baskin Robbins. John Robbins never
gets preachy in this book. He lets facts speak for themselves, which they do in a most
powerful and persuasive way. If you read this book with an open mind, you will not be able
to walk away unchanged. A true modern classic.
- Many Lives, Many Masters
- Only Love is Real: A Story of Soulmates Reunited
By Brian L. Weiss, M.D.
Dr. Weiss, established psychiatrist with impressive credentials, risks his professional
reputation by revealing his shocking findings about reincarnation, the afterlife, and the
true meaning of love. If you approach these books with an open mind, they will change you
Excerpt: Only Love is Real