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Change Your Thoughts - Change Your Life: Living the Wisdom of the Tao

by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

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I think that Taoism (not necessarily all Chinese Thought) was counter-cultural even in ancient China—about 2,500 years before Wayne Dyer’s generation invented the term “counter-culture”.

And that’s all that I pretend to understand, at least verbally. It’s not like reading about the political events of your high school years.
  smallself | Nov 20, 2018 |
The late Wayne Dyer is one of the best when it comes to interpreting the wisdom of the great teachings to enable people to help themselves to greater maturity and well-being, Practical wisdom for human life. ( )
1 vote georgee53 | May 21, 2018 |
First few chapters were lovely, but the content got stale after a while. Maybe it's meant to be slowly savoured and not devoured at a sitting. I like my spiritual texts succinct and thought provoking. ( )
  yamiyoghurt | Jan 29, 2018 |
I was always impressed with how with the very title he shows us a great occult truth, and reading the book shows me how he has made this great star in the sky, a true model of how to immerse in and discover a sacred text.

I love to see him fulfill so effortlessly the role of a great spiritual master, reaching an elevated state that masters across the world tell us we can reach just as they do. "Now the Son of Man [i.e. a child of humanity] is glorified, and God is glorified in him." (John 13:31 NIV). (If you'll forgive me adopting Paramahansa Yogananda's tic of quoting the Bible.)

I aspire to speak more of this-- perhaps later. ( )
  walkthemoon89 | Apr 26, 2016 |
I really would like to say that I liked this book; but i didn't. The author carried himself with the same prideful self-assurance that many Christians do. His patronizing tone that he had superior (and by his own admission, inspired) knowledge and would should all pay attention was insulting and irritating. It's hard to take a person like that seriously. For the few points that I agreed with the author, they could be derived from common sense but the author venerated them (and all his points) as untimely wisdom that could only be gleaned from his special ancient text.

It was also in poor taste that the author constantly used himself as an example of how the Dao should be enacted and never gave an example of his own failings. I'm going to go out on a limb here and make a bold assumption that the author (like the rest of us) is a human being; and therefore and made many mistakes and is in no way in any state of enlightenment.

I didn't appreciate the loose references to god and heaven without clarifying the terms. People use these terms in many different ways and it seemed the author had no intention of specifying what he meant with his use of these very loaded terms.

The author's continued worship of Lao Zi and his pretentious writings. After all, anyone who opens a book about the Dao with a statement that the Dao cannot be named or described could not have been too bright. Finally, the author constantly tried to deify the Dao by making it some kind of supernatural force. It most definitely is not. ( )
  jimocracy | Apr 18, 2015 |
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Five hundred years before the birth of Jesus, a God-realized being named Lao-tzu in ancient China dictated 81 verses, which are regarded by many as the ultimate commentary on the nature of our existence. The classic text of these 81 verses, called the Tao Te Ching or the Great Way, offers advice and guidance that is balanced, moral, spiritual, and always concerned with working for the good.

In this book, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer has reviewed hundreds of translations of the Tao Te Ching and has written 81 distinct essays on how to apply the ancient wisdom of Lao-tzu to today’s modern world. This work contains the entire 81 verses of the Tao, compiled from Wayne’s researching of 10 of the most well-respected translations of text that have survived for more than 25 centuries. Each chapter is designed for actually living the Tao or the Great Way today. Some of the chapter titles are “Living with Flexibility,” “Living Without Enemies,” and “Living by Letting Go.” Each of the 81 brief chapters focuses on living the Tao and concludes with a section called “Doing the Tao Now.”

Wayne spent one entire year reading, researching, and meditating on Lao-tzu’s messages, practicing them each day and ultimately writing down these essays as he felt Lao-tzu wanted you to know them.

This is a work to be read slowly, one essay a day. As Wayne says, “This is a book that will forever change the way you look at your life, and the result will be that you’ll live in a new world aligned with nature. Writing this book changed me forever, too. I now live in accord with the natural world and feel the greatest sense of peace I’ve ever experienced. I’m so proud to present this interpretation of the Tao Te Ching, and offer the same opportunity for change that it has brought me.”

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Five hundred years before the birth of Jesus, a God-realized being named Lao-tzu in ancient China dictated 81 verses, which are regarded by many as the ultimate commentary on the nature of our existence. The classic text of these 81 verses, called the Tao Te Ching or the Great Way, offers advice and guidance that is balanced, moral, spiritual, and always concerned with working for the good.… (more)

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