Chuang Tzu Translation and Commentary Kung Wen Hsien saw Yo Shi and exclaimed: “What kind of person is this? How come only one foot? Is this ordained by Heaven, Or caused by Man?” He then said to himself: “It is Continue reading One-Legged Man
Chuang Tzu Translation A cook was butchering an ox for Duke Wen Hui. The places his hand touched, His shoulder leaned against, His foot stepped on, His knee pressed upon, Came apart with a sound. He moved the blade, making Continue reading Carving Up an Ox
Chuang Tzu Translation and Commentary The one who dreams of drinking wine, In the morning may be crying. The one who dreams of crying, In the morning may go hunting. These lines above mean we live totally different existences in Continue reading Dream Within a Dream
Chuang Tzu Translation and Commentary When you break something up, you create things. When you create something, you destroy things. Material things have no creation or destruction. Ultimately these concepts connect as one. How can these diametrically opposite concepts be Continue reading Creation and Destruction
Chuang Tzu Translation and Commentary This passage is a description of small-minded people. It is an example of what not to be. Great knowledge is broad and encompassing Small knowledge is detailed and meticulous Great talk is powerful and forceful Continue reading Great and Small
Question: How do you gracefully leave a flailing party early, without causing the rest of the crowd to abandon ship with you? Answer: Although people may associate the Tao with the mystical or metaphysical, it is actually a practical philosophy Continue reading Social Graces
Three Surprising Lessons from Ancient Masters Start by managing your relationship with yourself. The ancient masters taught that you must first bring harmony into your heart before you can bring harmony into your home. Similarly, you must master your relationship Continue reading The Tao of Relationships
Question: What is the Tao? Answer: Tao (pronounced “dao”) means literally “the path” or “the way.” It is a universal principle that underlies everything from the creation of galaxies to the interaction of human beings. The workings of Tao are Continue reading What is the Tao?