a guide to internalizing and directly experiencing the great wisdom of the tao te ching this book offers you an opportunity to internalize and directly experience the great wisdom of the tao te ching, a collection of verses authored by the chinese prophet lao-tzu. the words tao te ching translate to 'living and applying the great way. ' although just 81 short verses, the tao encourages you to change your life by literally changing the way you think. by reading through the verses presented here (which i've pieced together after reviewing hundreds of translations), along with the corresponding affirmation i've created for each verse, you'll be embarking on a path that encompasses the profound ideas that lao-tzu intended to convey. the tao te ching offers you divine guidance on virtually every area of human existence. it is a new way of thinking in a world that needs to recapture its ancient teachings. work with the verses and affirmations regularly and you will come to know the truth behind the ancient tao observation: when you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. .