The bestselling translation of one of the world's great classics, now in a beautiful new edition
For more than a quarter of a century, Brian Browne Walker's translation of I Ching has been not only the bestselling English rendition of the classic Taoist text, but one of the few directly translated from the original text. The result is a modern classic on it's own.
For centuries, The I Ching or Book of Changes has been consulted for sage advice at life's turning points. When its wisdom is sought with sincerity and sensitivity, this Chinese oracle will help to promote success and good fortune and to impart balance and perspective to your life. Its everlasting popularity lies in the lessons that it teaches about how to use your positive qualities in order to attain life's greatest rewards-prosperity, understanding, and peace of mind.
Brian Browne Walker's highly accessible translation of the I Ching, because it is clear and direct, allows you to make the wisdom of the ancient Chinese sages your own. Brian Browne Walker has studied the Chinese language for twelve years, and has studied and practiced Taoist philosophy with a number of teachers in the United States and abroad.
This translation's easy-to-use format and contemporary language has made it one of the standards, delighting new users and long time practitioners as well.
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The author, Mr. Walker, has written many books which I can thankfully say I own all of them. I recently wrote a review of a Derek Lin book and how precise his translation was. I would recommend Derek's books for that reason. However what I have found is with Mr. Walker's books, they are like works of art, masterfully written to convey the heart and soul of the translation of the work he is presenting. I would not say that Mr. Walker's books are the most accurate translation available as far as word for word type works. I would say that Mr. Walker's translation is most likely the most accurate available as it relates to the heart and soul of the work being translated. He is a master of capturing the intent of the original author and then he has a way like no other to present that intent as a work of art in written form. I would say that in all the works I have read by Brian Browne Walker has been like a visit to an art museum where the artist themselves are able to convey their art to you and Mr. Walker is their interpreter. I can't say enough about his ability to turn words into art pieces...