TaoOfWisdom 4+

The Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu

Vicente Malixi

Designed for iPad

    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings
    • $2.99



A new version of Lao Tzu's "The Tao Te Ching" that captures the meaning, the poetry, the impact, the otherworldliness that Lao Tzu was pointing to.

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, depth and otherworldliness that Lao Tzu was pointing to, 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

Version 3.3

Updated for iOS 13 and above. Improved navigation UI to be more intuitive and stable.

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

notchrissamuel ,

Excellent translation! Wish I could get a PDF.

I have read this for many years, it is my favourite translation. I would love to have this on iBooks as a ePub or PDF, so that I can listen to it via text to speech; or to have the app allow VoiceOver to read its text. Regardless, I am thankful for this iOS 10 update.

4nsicPsyc ,

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.

alb1993 ,


Absolutely the best version of the Tao you can get through ITunes. The translation is fluid and pertains to the original spirit of the teachings, but has its own unique character. Peace!

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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