It isn’t often I find what I think will be my book-of-the-year before the 12 days of Christmas are completed. Consider this reference as my sage/magi gift to you — may it be more pleasing than gold, frankincense, or myrrh.
The Activist’s Tao Te Ching: Ancient Advice for a Modern Revolution by William Martin
The days of Lao Tzu (to whom the Tao Te Ching is attributed) were a time of great troubles and disequalibrium. A time of warring states sounds very contemporary. May this book guide you through the troubles and distractions of this day.
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Walking the Tao — A Video Tour by William Martin
The author also has a video reflection on each chapter of the Tao De Ching. On his website, the latest (Chapter 81) is found first and it takes a lot to get to the start (Chapter 1). The following links will take you from 1 to 81 (note: Chapters 51 & 52 appear misnumbered but are correct below). There are those on this list who have incorporated my jottings as part of their morning meditation. If you are one who attends more to the visual and the interpersonal, this video series might aid your next step into the Tao Te Ching.
Note: Each chapter has a link to the next one near the bottom of the page. This list will help folks who would like to find a particular Chapter.