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Lao Tzu and the Tao Te Ching

  

The Tao Te Ching, roughly translated as “The Book of the Way and its Power” is a sacred text from China that is the source of Taoism and many spiritual arts such as Tai Chi, Kung Fu and Chi Gong.  154 more words

Eastern Philosophy

The Way of the Superior Man

One of the paradigm shifts we are facing in this day and age, of course, is a movement toward a balance between males and females in our society, as well as a general emergence of a more divine Feminine consciousness as part of a growing awareness of the Earth and its fragile ecology of plant, animal and human life, and a greater appreciation of nature, land and the indigenous cultures that are tied to the Earth and traditional lifestyles.  274 more words

Eastern Philosophy

Tao Te Ching. #6

Tao is an eternal mystery,
and everything starts with Tao.

Everybody has Tao in them.
They just have to use it.

Translation by Ron Hogan.

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Tao Te Ching. #5

Tao’s neutral:
it doesn’t worry about good or evil.
The Masters are neutral:
they treat everyone the same.

Lao Tzu said Tao is like a bellows: 38 more words

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Tao Te Ching. #4

How much Tao is there?
More than you’ll ever need.
Use all you want,
there’s plenty more
where that came from.

You can’t see Tao, but it’s there. 18 more words

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Tao Te Ching. #3

If you toss compliments around freely,
people will waste your time
trying to impress you.
If you give things too much value,
you’re going to get ripped off. 86 more words

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Tao Te Ching. #2

If something looks beautiful to you,
something else must be ugly.
If something seems good,
something else must seem bad.
You can’t have
something without nothing. 116 more words

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