I bought it with caution. I have so many translations of the Tao Te Ching (I'm personally most
fond of Stephen Mitchell's). I am absolutely blown away with Byron Katie's A Thousand
Names for Joy wihich is a dialogue in which Stephen Mithchell (Katie's husband) pitches some
verses from the Tao Te Ching and Katie riffs her own take on them.
Having said all this, I find Liao's book to be very engaging with a wonderfull take on the
Tao Te Ching. I find myself thinking (already) of going back through it for a second,
closer reading. I highly recommend it. It comes in a "study" version for BIG
bucks and a "regular" edition. Unless you feel especially drawn to the "study" version,
the "regular" should be quite fine!
Not Master Liao's. I've just resumed a chi kung I allowed to get away from me for a long time. I've also
dusted off my favorite t'ai chi chuan form (Cheng Man Ching's 37 psotures). In addition I've started
attending a chi kung class by one of Kumar's students (doing standing, the Energy Gates, and the Marriage
of Heaven and Earth. Now I'm trying to keep it all focused in a coherent practice and guard against my
tendency to jump around. I've finally convinced myslef (I'm a slow study) that persistent and consistent
practice will generate more of what I want than to keep sampling the "buffet" line!
Thank you all for your warm reception and generous offers!
I look forward to some great sharing!