Chapter 5 of Chuang Tzu is titled “Signs of Real Virtue.” As I read the last part of the chapter, I think Chuang Tzu is talking about Nirvana or another state of ultimate being. He says if virtue is foremost the physical body is ignored. He says. “When the sage reaches the state of living in harmony with the universe there are four characteristics he has no use for because the sage is nourished by heaven”(1) or the Tao. Four Qualities of nourishment The four qualities include knowledge, convention, virtue, and effort. Chung Tzu explains “The sage has no great plans, so what use has he for knowledge? He makes …..
Taoist Philosophy and Basketball The Golden State Warriors are the number one team in the NBA. There is good reason they are number one. The team has great players with skills of champions and in great physical shape. The coaches and the fans are the best. They have what it takes to be at the top of the NBA There are intangibles that make them winners. Although they are not aware of it and not trying to be Taoist It seems to me that they are living with a Taoist philosophy. Living in a Taoist way without trying to be in the Tao is the ultimate Tao. Tao is also called the path …..
Nothing is lacking Chapter 44 “Those who know contentment find happiness and wealth within themselves and don’t exhaust their spirit.” HO-SHANG KUNG said in 159 BC and is true today; everywhere people are pushing forward because they are not satisfied with what they have. Searching for and reaching for the next rung on the ladder is a normal activity as human beings. But when is enough, enough? In verse 44 of the Tao Te Ching we are given some guidance. First part of the verse tell this to ask questions “Fame or the self, which is dearer? The self or wealth, which is greater? Gain or loss, which is more …..
Welcome to the Taoism blog. This is your my first post. The purpose of this blog is remove the mystery of Taoism. This about how to follow the Tao. This is a personal view influenced by past spiritual experiences. My spiritual experiences started with Christianity. In later years I studied Science of Mind, based on all ancient spiritual traditions. I joined a Taoist study group about 13 year ago. Over time I kept seeing spiritual meanings. I wanted to interoperate the individual verses that would be helpful to me in everyday life. I know there are other blogs trying to explain Taoism and many of they are very good. This …..