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…

Tao is not about going back to nature
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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…

(VIDEO) The Many Lives of Tao Te Ching
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(VIDEO) The Many Lives of Tao Te Ching

Prof Franklin Perkins Lectures on Tao Te Ching of Lao Tzu Tao Te Ching is said to be the most translated text after bible.  While this tells the popularity of the the Book, it also implies the confusion that one can get out of the many, many translations of the book. There are many widely circulated quotations of Lao Tzu that sound wise,…