Tao Te Ching Chapter 3 Explained: The Art of an Empty Heart

In this podcast, we will dissect chapter three of the Tao Te Ching to give you ultimate clarity on the meaning of the chapter. This is the third episode of the 81 Meditations of the Tao Te Ching, a series where we will explore each chapter of the Tao Te Ching. In the third chapter, the wise sages teach us to empty our hearts and weaken ambition to help us understand our essential human nature. We can come back to our nature by turning our backs on the artificial desires socialization creates and instead return to our natural simple desires (desires of the belly). Freeing ourselves from our attachment to artificial desires/cravings allows us to follow the path of noninterference, where we understand truthfully that when nothing is done, all will be well.

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  1. Mike Beitler - December 9, 2020

    Jason thanks to you and your wife for walking us through the Tao Te Ching. I love Daoist philosophy. I appreciate you being a resource for us.

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