You can’t know Tao without knowing Te
tao te ching

You can’t know Tao without knowing Te

Most of us are aware that Tao Te Ching is a book about Tao.  Few, however, realise that to know what Tao is, you have to know what Te is. The fact that Te, often translated as virtue, being one of the three words in the title of the book underscores its importance.  It plays an indispensable…

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…

What does ‘non-doing’ mean?
Lao Tzu | tao te ching | Verse 25 | wuwei

What does ‘non-doing’ mean?

Wuwei or non-doing is not just about doing nothing Wuwei is a Chinese word, written as 无为in simplified Chinese, and 無為 in traditional Chinese. It is a key concept of Taoism, and the central theme of Lao Tzu’s Tao Te Ching.  Not knowing its true meaning risk missing the wisdom. The word may be literally translated as ‘doing…