Matching Heaven

  • August 10, 2015
  • Harmony
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Chapter 68 Tao Te Ching As we see in Chapters 30 and 31, and elsewhere, Lao Tzu appears to feel that war is sometimes inevitable.  When the war must be fought, he says it should be done with compassion and respect – an extension of the life the sage would counsel in peaceful times. The Best Warriors The great generals are not warlike The great warriors do not get angry Those who are good at defeating enemies do not engage them Those who are good at managing people lower themselves   The great generals and leaders do not seek a fight or war.  They are slow to go to war.  …..

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Tao Te Ching, Chapter 67

  • August 1, 2015
  • Virtues
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Three Treasures Three Treasures for the Taoist is a key idea.   The three treasures is a simple idea that encompasses the sage and his guide for living.  Other religions and philosophies have three characteristics they consider important,  Pluto and Aristotle believed that temperance, wisdom, and justice were the most important character traits.  Christians considered the cardinal virtues to be faith, hope and charity.  I am sure  other philosophies have their own key virtues. It is Beyond Compare “Everyone in the world calls my Tao great As if it is beyond compare It is only because of its greatness That it seems beyond compare If it can be compared It would …..

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