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Why is staying simple not simple?

Embrace Simplicity A new disciple asks his master, “How do you practice Tao, Sir?” The master says, “When you are hungry, eat; when you are tired, sleep.” The disciple is astonished at the simplicity of the answer. “Isn’t that what everyone does anyway?” The master replies, “No. Most people feed themselves with thousands of desires […]


He who does not trust enough, will not be trusted

Tao of finding a singing bowl A man is looking for a bowl of fine quality.  So he visits the most famous porcelain shop in town. To test the quality of the bowls, he picks up one of the bowls on display and knocks it gently against another. The test goes like this:  Upon knocking the bowl against another, if he can hear […]

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 […]