Softness of water is sweet, but do not take its sweetness for granted
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Softness of water is sweet, but do not take its sweetness for granted

Lao Tzu uses a few images to describe Tao, and one of the most popular is water.  Like Tao — water is soft yet powerful.     It is tender.  Turn on the tap and the water splits its ways over your hands rather than hitting you hands head on.  It does not discriminate.  Whether  you are rich…

Sleep when the universe sleeps and awakes to its vitality
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Sleep when the universe sleeps and awakes to its vitality

Do you like to stay up late at night, thinking that you can make up for the loss of sleep next day by waking up late or taking a nap? From the perspective of the yin-yang theory, it is a wishful thinking. Remember that you are part of the universe — and cannot afford to…

So Lao Tzu Says You Cannot Improve The World …
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So Lao Tzu Says You Cannot Improve The World …

The origin text gives no impression that improving the world is impossible “Do you want to improve the world? I don’t think it can be done.” This is an often-quoted translation of the initial line of verse 29 of Lao Tzu’s Tao Te Ching. It leaves many people puzzling.  Why on earth would Lao Tzu…

How does Tao Te Ching define SUCCESS?
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How does Tao Te Ching define SUCCESS?

In Tao Te Ching SUCCESS is a state of being We often associate success with materialistic possessions. Big money, huge houses, flashy cars; the list goes on. This seems to be in stark contrast with what Lao Tzu teaches. He stresses moderation, conservation and contentment in Tao Te Ching. Does it mean that Lao Tzu…