Reincarnation and the Tao

Question: Derek, how does the concept of reincarnation fit into the Tao? I would like to understand what you base your…

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The Tao of Giving

Question: Derek, as the holiday season approaches, I find myself facing the fact that I won’t be able to give…

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Lao Tzu’s Funeral

Chuang Tzu Translation and Commentary Laodan was dead. Chin Shih went to his funeral. He yelled three times and then…

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One-Legged Man

Chuang Tzu Translation and Commentary Kung Wen Hsien saw Yo Shi and exclaimed: “What kind of person is this? How…

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Carving Up an Ox

Chuang Tzu Translation A cook was butchering an ox for Duke Wen Hui. The places his hand touched, His shoulder…

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Dream Within a Dream

Chuang Tzu Translation and Commentary The one who dreams of drinking wine, In the morning may be crying. The one…

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Creation and Destruction

Chuang Tzu Translation and Commentary When you break something up, you create things. When you create something, you destroy things….

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Great and Small

Chuang Tzu Translation and Commentary This passage is a description of small-minded people. It is an example of what not…

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