Weakness can be powerful!
tao te ching | Verse 43

Weakness can be powerful!

It is the weakness of water that makes it strong Water is weak, but it is its weakness that makes it strong. What happens when water encounters resistance? It breaks out! So when you put your hands in water, it runs through your hands without causing any harm. So water is yielding, and you may call…

Examples of Wuwei
tao te ching | verse 37 | wuwei

Examples of Wuwei

While wuwei is effortless, arriving at the state of wuwei usually requires effort The key takeaway of Tao Te Ching is the concept of wuwei, which literally means non-doing, or doing nothing. “The Tao never does, yet through it everything is done. If princes and dukes can keep the Tao, the world will of its own…

Tao is not about going back to nature
Nature | tao te ching

Tao is not about going back to nature

There is no reason you cannot experience Tao in a concrete jungle Probably inspired by Lao Tzu’s saying ‘Tao models itself after nature’; many people have associated experiencing Tao as going back to nature. As and when Tao is mentioned, it is often accompanied by pictures of tranquil seaside, beautiful stream, robust jungle and the like….

You can be knowledgeable but not wise
tao te ching | Verse 48

You can be knowledgeable but not wise

To live a fulfilled life you need wisdom – not just knowledge Do not confused knowledge with wisdom. You can be knowledgeable but not wise. Being wise, on the other hand, needs not be knowledgeable. Knowledge can be learnt. It is like a child learning to add. When he is able to answer ‘what is…

Tao of Leadership
Tao of leadership

Tao of Leadership

What are the Three Treasures of Lao Tzu? In Verse 67 of Tao Te Ching, Lao Tzu succinctly put together the three things that he truly treasured in life. Discrepancies in translation, however, have made people confused as to what these three treasures really are. One way to avoid confusion is to check the translations against…