Stephan Mitchell’s 2009 translation of the Tao Te Ching is a remarkable piece of work. It makes some of the essence of the Tao more accessible by translating it into more contemporary imagery.
Lao-tzu’s Tao Te Ching, or Book of the Way, is the classic manual on the art of living and one of the wonders of the world. In eighty-one brief chapters, the Tao Te Ching llods at the basic predicatment of being alive and gives advice that imparts balance and perspective, a serene and generous spirit. This book is about wisdom in action. It teaches how wo work for the good with the efforless skill that comes from being in accord with the Tao (the basic principle of the universe) and applies equally to good government and sexual love, to childrearing, business, and ecology.
Chapter 15 offers a strong invitation for those of us who aspire to transformative warriorship in this time of transformative change.