tao

A Quote by Lao Tzu on lao tzu, dao, tao, tao teh ching, way, and no action

Without going out of your door, You can know the ways of the world. Without peeping through your window, you can see the Way of Heaven. The farther you go, The less you know. Thus, the Sage knows without travelling, Sees without looking, And achieves without Ado. 

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Source: Tao Teh Ching, Chapter 47,trans. by John C. H. Wu, Shambhala, Boston & London c. 1990

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A Quote by Robert Aitken on buddhism, practice, seeking, and tao

It is time to turn to the traditional teachings, if you are so inclined, or simply to search on your own. Take heart, and from your own heart and mine we can weather this war that ranges all round us, and together we can embody and present the Way.

Robert Aitken (1734 - 1802)

Source: The Long View

Contributed by: Jessica

A Quote by Henry Chang on tao and ownership

Tao can be used by anybody, but it does not beling to anyone. It is just like air; everyone can breathe the air, but no one can claim ownership of the air.

Henry Chang

Source: Dragonfly Magazine - Vol. 4

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A Quote by Henry Chang on tao, understanding, and universe

Tao is so important because it is connected to all the life forms - it's related to the whole universe. Nobody can say, "Tao has nothing to do with me. Why should I try to understand it?" because actually, Tao has everything to do with us.

Henry Chang

Source: Dragonfly Magazine - Vol. 4

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A Quote by Henry Chang on tao, heart, and understanding

Once you open your heart, you will start to absorb many things that come from the source - from Tao itself.

Henry Chang

Source: Dragonfly Magazine - Vol. 3

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A Quote by Henry Chang on tao, understanding, imagination, and heart

When you study the Tao Te Ching, you have to use your heart to try to imagine what Tao really is.

Henry Chang

Source: Dragonfly Magazine - Vol. 3

Contributed by: Jessica

A Quote by Bodhidharma on tao, scriptures, and understanding

The true Way is sublime. It can't be expressed in language. Of what use are scriptures?  But someone who sees his own nature finds the Way, even if he can't read a word.

Bodhidharma (c. 440 AD - 528 AD)

Source: The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma: A Bilingual Edition

Contributed by: Jessica

A Quote by Henry Chang on tao, understanding, practice, intention, and desire

We need to transcend our thoughts and desires to truly understand philosophy and the universe as a whole. However, in our everyday life, we deal with the micro universe and with our own affairs. Therefore we need to use our brain. To practice Tao is not to rid yourself of all thoughts. There are actually more occasions when you would use your true intention instead of non-desire.

Henry Chang

Source: Dragonfly Magazine - Vol. 4

Contributed by: Jessica

A Quote by Henry Chang on tao, understanding, practice, desire, extremes, and thought

The only reason we try to have no thought is to understand the universe, but how often do you want to understand the universe in your everyday life? The majority of the time you are dealing with your everyday life, so be careful not to go to the extreme.

Henry Chang

Source: Dragonfly Magazine - Vol. 4

Contributed by: Jessica

A Quote by Henry Chang on tao and middle way

The intersection of the macro universe and the micro universe will create a gate, or a door. Lao Tzu called this "the door to all wonders". This is where yin and yang merge harmoniously. This is also called the Middle Way.

Henry Chang

Source: Dragonfly Magazine - Vol. 4

Contributed by: Jessica

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