In this episode of Enlightenment Today we will explore the philosophy and wisdom of the original Taoist sage Lao-tzu. We will come to understand the way of nature (Tao) that Lao-tzu explained for us and what that means for us in our modern world. His wisdom is deeply embedded in the view that if we are to leave everything alone to follow its own nature, including human beings, then natural harmony and real government would come to fruition because we have learned how to trust the processes of nature without interfering with it. This process includes how we become an authentic individual, which Lao-tzu explains is a result of our ability to cease trying and to be humble and content with the way life is.


Recommended Reading

Tao Te Ching (Gia-Fu Feng & Jane English translation)

Tao Te Ching (Philip J. Ivanhoe translation)

Tao Te Ching (Stephen Mitchell translation)

I Ching

Trying Not to Try

Tao: The Watercourse Way

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