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tao te ching chapter 5

Too many colors blind your eyes

Life is colourful and interesting.  But do not succumb to allures of things that we don’t really need, people’s remarks that don’t really matter, and pursuits that bear no significance to your center of life.    Focus is power. The wise person remains unwavering to what is real to him and the calling from within the […]

tao of health

Nurther these 3 things and you are at the pink of health

How to stay healthy? “Eat right, do exercises, sleep well,” you may say.  “So many things!  It is not easy to enumerate …” If you want a simple answer, see what Tao has to say.  It succinctly puts the maintenance of health in three words:  The balance of jing(精), qi  (气) and shen (神) . If you can align these three things […]

is lao tzu contradicting

Highest virtue is not virtuous – Is Lao Tzu Contradicting Himself?

“Highest virtue is not virtuous and that is why it is virtuous,” says Lao Tzu. Statements like this make many people think that Lao Tzu is contradicting himself. Why is the ‘highest virtue’ virtuous when it is not virtuous.  The logical conclusion should be the other way around. Before I proceed, you may want to […]