The Mystery of the Tao

Question: Derek, Tao Te Ching chapter 1 speaks of “mystery of mysteries.” I would like to understand this concept better….

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Women and the Tao

Question: Derek, what is the Tao perspective on women? Answer: Authentic teachings of the Tao emphasize the appropriate recognition and…

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Kung Fu and the Tao

Question: Derek, I’ve been studying kung fu for the last three years. I bought your books based on my sifu’s…

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Think about how chaotic life can be. When we are born, we mark the moment with the baby’s first cry…

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Ancient Rulers

Question: Derek, in chapter 39 there is a line that says rulers called themselves “alone, bereft, and unworthy.” Can you…

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Change in an Instant?

Question: Derek, I understand your point about chapter 64 of the Tao Te Ching – you have explained that great…

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Holy Books

Question: Derek, I have studied many holy books. Each one has to be understood as the product of its time….

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Question: Derek, in your commentaries you seem quite certain about the meaning of the passages, but isn’t the Tao supposed…

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