Tao wisdom is the profound wisdom of Lao Tzu, the ancient sage from China, who was the author of Tao Te Ching,
Over the centuries, his unconventional wisdom has been interpreted by many scholars worldwide. To deeply understand and appreciate his intrigue and controversial wisdom, you need your own wisdom. Empower yourself with as much knowledge and information as possible.
What is TAO wisdom?
The word "TAO" in Chinese has multiple meanings: "way" or "the way"; "instruction" or "to instruct"; "road" or roadmap."
TAO originated from Tao Te Ching, an ancient classic written by Lao Tzu, a Chinese sage born with a head of white hair (a sign of profound wisdom) some 2500 years ago. According to legend, the ancient sage was coerced or even threatened into putting his ideas into a book; he was very much against the idea of putting his thoughts into words because thoughts are unlimited, while words are limiting. Lao Tzu put all his ideas into exactly 5,000 words without any punctuation mark.
Why is Tao Te Ching so popular?
Tao Te Ching has become one of the most translated works in literature worldwide because the wisdom expressed in the book is not only unique but also controversial. After all, wisdom has to do with the thinking mind, internalizing one's thoughts, and applying those thoughts into everyday life and living. Tao Te Ching makes you not only think out of the box, but also create your own box of thinking.
It is like the story of the blind men describing an elephant when each of them was touching a different part of the same elephant.
Simply put, TAO has to do with the following:
Focusing on the self is the source of all human miseries.
Human desires lead to expectations, and therefore not living in the present.
Living in the present
Living in the now is mindfulness of self and others. Only the present is real: the past was gone, and the future is yet to come.
No choosing and picking:
Everything in life follows a certain natural cycle, such as what goes up must also come down.
True wisdom is an understanding of the need to let go of everything
The Natural Cycle
All things follow a natural cycle: what goes up must also come down; life is always followed by death; success and failure complement each other.