Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu Chapter 50, Celebrate life

Celebrate life Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu Chapter 50 This chapter is  about how we live and our attitude toward living.  Our attitude toward death affects our whole life. The first line of verse 50 says everyone is born and everyone dies.   Some see this line from a metaphysical point of view, they believe that it represents we are separate from the Tao. We know from our other readings that the Tao is it same as us and we are the same as the Tao. “Coming into life, entering death The followers of life, three in ten The followers of death, three in ten Those whose lives are moved …..

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To Be A Sage

To Be A Sage Chapter 49 Tao Te Ching Some of the virtues of a sage as outlined in this chapter include being open-minded, nonjudgmental, and kind. According to Yahoo sage means “Within the Taoist tradition the Sage has gained a wisdom that extends beyond mere intellectual knowledge or information and reflects a deep, intuitive understanding of life.” Everyone desires to be a stage and this is why we want to attempt to have sage qualities.  “The sages have no constant mind They take the mind of the people as their mind”(1) This is telling me that the sage has no fixed mind, and you might say he has an …..

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Nothing is Left Undone

Nothing is Left Undone Chapter 48 Tao Te Ching   A common theme in the Tao Te Ching is do nothing and nothing is left undone. This is the subject of verse 48. This is a key concept Taoism and is referred to as wu Wei. “Pursue knowledge, daily gain“(1)  As we pursue knowledge we get many things in life. One of the primary goals in our life is to gain knowledge. In the pursuit of knowledge on a daily basis we get good things and along with the. Knowledge we get to know and experience things such as being jealous, judgment, ego and desire to name just a few. …..

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