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Something to Ponder: Reflections from Lao Tzu's "Tao Te Ching"

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This is not a translation of the Te Ching' but a timeless and universal clarification of Lao Tzu's gems of wisdom, removed from the trappings of the time and culture in which they were written. These reflections show a path to a profound understanding of life, the simplicity of which enables effortless harmony in life.
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Published 2012 by Smashwords Edition (first published May 1st 2009)
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Heather Westing
I very much enjoyed this foray into a new philosophy. Although Dr. Colin Mallard is describing the Tao and I'm a Christian, I appreciated his eloquent, poetic interpretation of the "Tao Te Ching". It was fascinating to see the similarities between Dr. Mallard's beliefs and my own, as both Tao and Christianity encourage the wisdom of humility, of letting go of one's self, of accepting that there is something greater beyond ourselves, and that there is a single, ultimate truth that can be grasped ...more
Val Walton
This is the most treasured book I have. It combines beautiful poetry with the essence of Lao Tzu’s words. The more I read it the more I love it. If you want to find peace this is the place.
The photographs are sublime and make the pages a perfect setting for the poems.

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Mystery wrapped in mystery
The great Tao dreams
And life takes form
Bennett Coles
An absolutely beautiful book. Colin Mallard's poetic interpretation of the Tao Te Ching is both profound and accessible, and I thoroughly enjoyed poring over each verse. I'd already spent time admiring the photos that form an integral part of this work, and then I discovered that these were taken by the author himself. Highly recommended.
Kate Jones
a wonderful reference for self and life reflection. Lao Tzu's writings are truly timeless and Colin Mallard has done an excellent job presenting them in text and format.
Peter Baker
Colin Mallards award winning book "Something to Ponder" he brings you The ancient wisdom of Lao Tzu in words that make it a delight. A keeper.
Pattie
A wonderful translation of Lao Tzu, beautifully presented with the author's photographs. This is a book I refer to day after day. It is a treasure.
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