This work is a combined offering of Taoist masters Mantak Chia and Tao Huang. The authors shed light on the essence of the Tao Te Ching through their personal knowledge of Taoist philosophy and practice.
They examine the text of the Tao TeChing in an organic, flowing manner in an effort to present the true meaning of the integration of heavenly power and human power in the mystic inner field. Thus it is neither a strict translation nor a commentary on the Tao Te Ching, rather a glimpse of its inner essence that can be illuminated through heart awakening. The Taoist exercises presented throughout the book emphasize emptying the mind, vitalizing the stomach, softening the will, and strengthening the character.
The thrust of the book is directed to the practical significance and ramifications of cultivating the Way of all life and virtue (Tao Te), ultimately transforming all that one is and all that one does.