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Life lessons interpreted from Tao

March 28, 2010

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“Getting Right with Tao: A Contemporary Spin on the Tao Te Ching’’ (Channel V) is the ultimate guide to modern living. Author Ron Hogan updates a Chinese text that was probably written in the sixth century BC, putting its life lessons in his own wry voice. In Hogan’s version, a line from a popular translation published in 1972, “The Tao of heaven is pointed but does no harm” becomes “Want to get right with Tao? Help other people, don’t hurt them.” The spare volume can work wonders on frazzled nerves. Remember: “Desire messes with your heart. The world messes with your mind.”