The Three Swords

During the Warring States Period, the King of Zhao was well known as a devotee of sword fighting. Swordsmen flocked…

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Social Graces

Question: How do you gracefully leave a flailing party early, without causing the rest of the crowd to abandon ship…

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The Tao of Relationships

Three Surprising Lessons from Ancient Masters Start by managing your relationship with yourself. The ancient masters taught that you must…

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What is the Tao?

Question: What is the Tao? Answer: Tao (pronounced “dao”) means literally “the path” or “the way.” It is a universal…

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Dealing With Setbacks

Question: Derek, I am a beginner when it comes to the Tao. While I enjoy learning the concepts from your…

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Three Auspicious Wishes

Once upon a time in ancient China, there was a legendary monarch by the name of Yao. One day, he…

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The Dance

It is a pleasant evening as you walk up to the entrance of the ballroom. You’ve been invited to a…

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Old Friends

Once, there was a gathering of three old friends. They were all scholars leading busy lives, but they made it…

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