What Great Thinkers talk about Tao Te Ching
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What Great Thinkers talk about Tao Te Ching

Clearly one of the wisest books ever written Since Tao Te Ching of Lao Tzu was introduced to the wider part of the world, thinkers from all continents are extolling the ancient book for the wisdom it conveys. Among them are Leo Tolstoy who said Tao Te Ching had influenced his life greatly.   Rabindranath Tagore said,…

Is Lao Tzu Anti-Knowledge?
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Is Lao Tzu Anti-Knowledge?

Knowledge is powerful but not knowing its limitation can be dangerous Some wonder why Lao Tzu is against learning and knowledge. Chapter 19 of Tao Te Ching says, “Discontinue sagacity, discard knowledge, the people benefit a hundred-fold’. Chapter 20 starts similarly, “Cease learning, no more worries”. This can indeed be puzzling, especially in this information…

Lose to Gain
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Lose to Gain

Thus, one gains by losing, and loses by gaining.        – Lao Tzu Tao Te Ching 42 Whenever a choice is made in life, you gain something and lose something — all at the same time. A jacket you buy could be at the expense of a fine dinning. While losing a job is a…

I alone am dark

I alone am dark

Dark & dull can be strength of lasting inner peace This is a long verse of Tao Te Ching, where Lao Tzu paints a portrait of his life that runs counter to the behaviour of the ordinary. While in the eyes of most people he seems like a fool or simpleton, he enjoys a deep and…