TaoOfWisdom - The Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu
By Vicente Malixi
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For people who think there's more to life than cable news, blogs, work, family, gadgets. Find the calmness underneath. Wade through the vastness. Be grounded amidst Life's uncertainties. Peek from a transformed point of view.
Long, long ago, before Lao Tzu left the imperial kingdom, he was asked by a gatekeeper to impart his wisdom before the world lost him altogether. What he left behind was the Tao Te Ching.
This version tries its best to capture the breath, meaning, poetry, and depth that Lao Tzu bequeathed the world, framed in the poignant pictures of artist-photographer Dollie Rubiano.
Available as a universal app in beautiful layout for both iPad and iPhone/iPod Touch versions, it is free for all to share, to be enlightened, to be enjoyed.
Swipe or tap at a page's side to go through the pages. Tap in the middle to hide/show the menu. Quickly go to the page you want via the Contents listing or via your own saved Lookup Tabs. Quickly bookmark a page by tapping on the bookmark icon. Just as briskly go back to your bookmarked page by tapping on the Go-To-Bookmark Arrow.
What's New in Version 1.1
Text changes and additions.
By far my favorite Tao app
...and I find most of the pictures add to the experience, on a personal level (to the extent that one can add to the experience of reading the Tao! ...although I'm sure that must be possible for some). I also find the quality of the artwork is quite high calibre, and feel that the subject matters are usually well-suited, in my opinion.
For those who say "ugh" to the seemingly preposterous notion (to them) of having pictures of one photographer's attempt at portraying everyday life exhibited with one's reading of the Tao, you'll be happy to know that there are at least three other Tao applications in the app store (that I've come across). None of these have photographic images to distract you.
Thank you for making the Tao Te Ching so accessible!
I love this application! I have never read other English versions of the Tao Te Ching to which I could compare, but I feel this is a well written version that is easy to understand. I will note that the Tao itself, with it's abstract concepts, is probably not easily understood by most people. However, it becomes quite clear when a person is ready to "listen" to the message of the Tao.
As for the images, I think some are well matched while others do not follow as well with the messages conveyed in text.
Strange how this has so few reviews..
This is a nice app- does exactly what i want it to - Tao te ching easily accessible on my phone. Though there may be a few spelling errors and the design of the interface could use some work I appreciate its ability to do what it claims to do.
- Category: Books
- Updated: Jan 21, 2012
- Version: 1.1
- Size: 11.9 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Vicente Malixi
- © 2012 Vicente Malixi
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.