Tao Q&A


Success and the Tao

Question: Derek, the title of your book, The Tao of Success, is a bit puzzling to me. Shouldn’t the Tao…

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Introducing the Tao to Friends

Question: Derek, if one is still in the process of learning various lessons in the Tao, what can one do…

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To Ferry Others

Question: Derek, I keep coming across references to “ferrying people” while studying Eastern philosophy. What does it mean? Answer: In…

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My Path and My Loved Ones

Question: Derek, I have discovered the Tao and I feel it is the right path for me. However, my family…

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The Cover for The Tao of Daily Life

Question: Derek, The Tao of Daily Life has an interesting cover that shows a bowl on a stand. What do…

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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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