Tao Living

Column by Derek Lin



  • The Dance
    One of the more puzzling lines from Tao Te Ching states that the image of the Tao precedes God. What does that mean?
  • Weaken and Strengthen
    We take a closer look at chapter 36 and discover within it deeper layers of meaning.
  • The Fountain of Youth
    What does the Fountain of Youth, the Wizard of Oz, and the Tao have to do with one another? Quite a bit, as it turns out.
  • Respect for Life
    Why do we bother with Tao cultivation? What's so special about it? These questions take us down an unexpected road, leading us to the critical re-examination of an age-old belief.
  • Rent Car Nation
    How exactly do we, immortal spirits, progress through eternity? Here is a description from Genesis all the way to Enlightenment.
  • The Bike Path
    We go back to the basics and tackle a fundamental question that has stumped quite a few Tao practitioners!
  • The Knowledge Trap
    A follow-up to our July installment, which has touched off a lively debate and a bit of controversy!
  • Guan Gong
    Let's get to know Lord Guan, the foremost warrior from Chinese history.
  • Wu Wei
    What is the real meaning of this Tao concept? How does it apply to martial arts, creativity, and everyday living?
  • Meet the Meat II
    A follow-up on our most popular article to date. What exactly is in the meat anyway?
  • Maitreya Buddha
    Why is he the most recognized but the least understood Buddhist figure?
  • Moderation
    Does the principle of moderation still apply today, or is it just an ancient relic, hopelessly outdated and overly simplistic for the modern world?
  • Lao Tzu
    Did Lao Tzu actually exist? Was Tao Te ching written by one person or several? What would it mean to us if Lao Tzu never existed?

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