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Tao is like a circle

Tao is like a circle. It has no beginning. It has no ending. Beginning is ending, and ending is beginning. The world does not progress from one point to another as if a straight line. A cycle of year is more than a progression from the spring to the winter.  The winter is a point that gives birth to spring so ending is beginning. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]