Lao Tzu explains the seven virtues of water and their connection with the way of life. Water is the true embodiment of humility, depth, kindness, integrity, unbiased nature, versatility, and going with the flow. Like water, one must be content and adapt to things according to time, without changing one’s actual composition.
Lao Tzu calls on us to “become totally empty,” to “quiet the restlessness of the mind.” Then we experience the “emptiness” that forms source and goal of all things. This “brings enlightenment” and “reveals the secrets of eternity.” Grounded in this experience, one attains a “vision of oneness,” leads a life of “universal love,” andContinue reading “The Central Teaching of Lao Tzu: The Way to Immortality.”
The Tao is the ultimate creative principle of the universe. All things are unified and connected in the Tao. According to Lao Tzu, the Tao is the infinite, eternally present. No beginning, no end. The essence of wisdom. The way to mystical freedom is by way of letting go of conventional concerns and achieving unionContinue reading “TAO of Lao Tzu: The Way to harmony with the life force of the universe to cultivate a life of peace, serenity and compassion”
The most translated book in the world after the Bible, the Tao Te Ching, or “Book of the Tao,” is a guide to cultivating a life of peace, serenity, and compassion. Through aphorisms and parable, it leads readers toward the Tao, or the “Way”: harmony with the life force of the universe.