Hearing v. Reading

After moving through Lao Tsu’s 81 insights on “way”, it becomes clear that reading is a surface encounter that is greatly enhanced by hearing/listening. If you did not read aloud or listen to another aural presentation (perhaps with music) there was much left unheard of the ancient voice. Even a computer’s voice aids understanding.

Here is one YouTube that speaks fragments of the Ching (book) of Tao Te:

To follow up on your following here, one option would be to purchase and read aloud the Tao Te Ching of your choice (I ran the translation by Gia-fu Feng and Jane English–updated translation through my experience and language preferences), but there are many “free” English translations available online at https://terebess.hu/english/tao/_index.html.


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