Why the Dusty Taoist Altar

Why the Dusty Taoist Altar

Sometimes we like things clean, but sometimes we like it dusty and dirty on our Taoist altar!  Why do we keep all that dust and incense ashes all over the place and not clean up our statues, table and things?  Without this article, you might still be clueless and thinking that we are being lazy. However, with the knowledge, you will understand...
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Summary of Tao Te Ching Chapter 1-10

Summary of Tao Te Ching Chapter 1-10

  After our series of postings translating the Tao Te Ching chapter 1-10, I am sure it did open your vision to something new, something that makes sense to you, rather than just a bunch of vague babbles with no subject defined. Tao Te Ching is a very introductory book, and don’t expect this to be the “master book” of Taoism. It’s actually one ...
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Welcome Toddlers in the Lineage – Tao Te Ching

Welcome Toddlers in the Lineage – Tao Te Ching

Chapter 10 of Tao Te Ching talks about  how the lineage or sect of the Tao you have chosen will treat you like a baby, and why you are like a baby, or  toddler in the lineage.  It is actually beginning to tell you about the Te, the give back, the virtue part of Tao.  Yup, you get taught, and it doesn’t takes from you, that means it is just wai...
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How the Way Sustains – Tao Te Ching

How the Way Sustains – Tao Te Ching

Chapter 9 of Tao Te Ching talks about sustaining, and it emphasizes heavily on what the schools or sects of Taoism do to sustain and upkeep itself. This also applies to business sometimes, and so this passage is presenting a very general and very logical sense to everyone about what the school and sects can do for you.  The same also goes for n...
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Benefits from Above is Like Water – Tao Te Ching

Benefits from Above is Like Water – Tao Te Ching

Chapter 8 is one of the most commonly quoted chapter of Tao Te Ching, and everyone just take the words partially and think that we should “all” be like water. However, it is totally not the case. Most people think that we should be going with the flow, being adaptive and adopting to new environments, or avoiding conflicts and just flow around t...
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