Value in Emptiness
tao te ching | non doing | Verse 11 | yin yang

Value in Emptiness

Importance of Non-being How can emptiness be of any value? Emptiness can be the very purpose of an existence. When we value something, our attention is often on what we can see or touch.  For example, when you see a pot, your attention is likely to be on its shape, its colours, workmanship and the material…

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…

Secret of Longevity
Tao stories | tao te ching | Verse 46

Secret of Longevity

There are two things that you can do immediately to stay healthy and active Once upon a time, there was a remarkably young-looking – but extremely old man — whose name is Peng Zu. Believe it or not! Pengzu’s lifespan crossed a few Chinese dynasties, and by the time when he was seen during the…