This Tao Te Ching version is based on the translations of Lin Yutang, Arthur Waley and Wing-tsit Chan.
"While they [the translations by Drs. Lin Yutang, Arthur Waley, and Wing-tsit Chan] may have been the inspiration, [Tormod Kinnes] has melded them with contemporary thought patterns to produce an extrememly readable rendering that retains the original spirit. Reminiscent of the talents of Bynner* . . . Thanks for the effort; thanks for the translation!" - Mo Lei-Li
* Bynner, Witter. The Way of Life, According to Lau Tzu. New York: Perigee/Penguin, 1944, 1972.