Tag Archives: Lao Tzu

remembering…

Victory.  Failure. After the battle is won The wise ruler behaves As though at a funeral. Grieving.      — from Tao Te Ching, Cloud Hands Edition Memorial Day seems to have become another holiday of celebration in my country. For years, … Continue reading

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Lao Tzu’s Prescription

  As many now rejoice in the death of an adversary… …I recall these words, these thoughts— …what Lao Tzu tells us about the wise ruler. Advice that is so hard to follow: His enemies are not demons, But human … Continue reading

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A Winnow into the Future

  For some time, I believed that the succinct, beautiful texts known as the Tao Te Ching and the Chuang Tzu were the only written works of Taoism. So I was surprised to discover recently that the Taoist canon includes over … Continue reading

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