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What does Tao Te Ching Mean?

Lao Tzu began the book Tao Te Ching by saying, “The name that can be named is not the eternal name”. This statement is especially apt, as far as translation of the title of his book is concerned.  It has indeed left many people confused. To make things simple, let’s see what the three Chinese characters […]

How to Meditate – Getting Started

Meditation brings you a lot of benefits, from physical health to mental wellness.  It helps you to understand yourself better, and attain a higher self-awareness level. It is not difficult to get started.  A typical session takes about 20 minutes.  You don’t have to do that long.  Take it easy.   Even a 2 min […]

Meditate to where you begin

Meditation has been around for thousands of years.  Among the ancient classics, Tao Te Ching is regarded one of the most comprehensive guides on how to do meditation.  This is one of the verses from the classic, that will help you to mediate more effectively. “Be totally empty, embrace the tranquility of peace. Watch the […]

taoism as religion

Is Taoism a Religion?

Originally a Chinese philosophy, Taoism is gaining popular in the West and the rest of the world, and has been widely embraced as a way of life. Tao Te Ching, the best-known Taoist classic, has become the most translated text, second only to the Bible. Is Taoism a religion? The answer is yes and no. […]

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What is the Tao?

Although Tao cannot be described, a definition however vague is going to be helpful if you want to engage Tao as a way of life. Tao is pronounced as ‘dao’, and written in Chinese as 道, and means literally “the path” or “the way.” It is what Taoism is all about, but the concept is […]