Something to Ponder: Reflections From Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching by Colin MallardSomething to Ponder: Reflections From Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching by Colin Mallard

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

byColin Mallard

Paperback | November 1, 2012

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Something to Ponder: Reflections from Lao Tzu's "Tao Te Ching" brings to people of today the timeless wisdom of the ancient Chinese sage.The elegat language is simple, at times sparse, and is meant to be read aloud. It provides a perfect vehicle for Lao Tzu's profound wisdom. Spacious layout, use of the author's own exquisite photographs, and an artistic overall design set Something To Ponder apart. The wisdom of Lao Tzu emerges as beautiful contemporary poetry.
Colin Mallard played in bomb craters and bombed out buildings as a child in England during the Second World War. Perhaps this was the origin of his interest in peace. He attended University in Boston between 1961-1971 and was deeply involved in the Civil Rights and Anti War Movements. Trained for the Unitarian Universalist ministry ...
Title:Something to Ponder: Reflections From Lao Tzu's Tao Te ChingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:190 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.6 inPublished:November 1, 2012Publisher:Promontory PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1927559022

ISBN - 13:9781927559024

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from A simply beautiful book 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 if only we let go of the trappings of this mortal world. A bit more understanding between belief systems is rarely a bad thing, and this book is a beautiful expression of belief that can be appreciated by all.
Date published: 2016-05-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A beautiful book 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.
Date published: 2013-05-04

Editorial Reviews

Like the happy, peaceful murmur of a stream, the wisdom and truth found in the verses of Colin Mallard’s Something To Ponder cascade effortlessly and ever so gently into our hearts, there to remain in the silence of direct understanding. Articulating the way with ease, poise, serenity and complete assurance, Colin’s own profound understanding and creative quietism shine forth on every page. If you yearn for peace, this is the book to read, perhaps just a page at a time, so as to savor the blessings servedverse after verse.~ Madhukar B. Thompson, Author of the “The Odyssey of Enlightenment, rare interviews with enlightened masters.” Maui, Hawaii.