From a Taoist perspective, two polar opposites are not seen as distinctly separate or in conflict, but rather as interdependent and complementary. In actuality, one creates the other. “Is there a difference between yes and no?”, Lao Tzu, one of Taoism’s immortal sages, asks. “Is there a difference between good and evil?” His reply is […]
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BSiZQqlg5E[/youtube] There are many legends about Lao Tze, credited with writing the Tao Te Ching, and till now it is still a mystery about his birth and name. The legend said that his mother was pregnant for 81 years and delivered a grey-haired boy around 571 B.C. “Lao” means old and “Tze” means child and […]
If you want to become whole, let yourself be partial. If you want to become straight, let yourself be crooked. If you want to become full, let yourself be empty. If you want to be reborn, let yourself die. If you want to be given everything, give everything up. Tao Te Ching [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPfh-isxqqU[/youtube] Tao […]
Reading the Tao Te Ching and other Taoist texts felt like “someone was looking over my shoulder,” explaining to me things that really had relevance to my life. The most appealing aspect of Taoism, though, was that it didn’t claim to be “divinely-inspired.” Laozi never claimed to have been visited by a deity and commanded […]
One side of a ridge is cold and foggy, The other is hot and dry. Just by choosing where you stand, You alter your destiny. Those who follow Tao talk of destiny. They define destiny as the course or pattern of your life as it spontaneously takes shape. They do not think of destiny as […]
At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want. – Lao Tzu ?
“Empty yourself of everything. Let the mind become still. The ten thousand things rise and fall while the Self watches their return. They grow and flourish and then return to the source. Returning to the source is stillness, which is the way of nature….” Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
This article on “Illuminating the Dao” comes courtesy of Yang-Sheng emagazine. Illuminating the Dao?? – The Dao & Yang Sheng Posted on May 13, 2011 by Kevin Chen The Dao, the Dao-De-Jing, and Yang Sheng Kevin W Chen, Ph.D. MPH A painting of Lao Zi going to the West Laozi and the Concept of […]