Taoist Parables





Lao Tzu wisdom quotes Tao

The Tao principle is what happens of itself.

Lao Tzu




Going With the Flow





An old man accidentally fell into the river rapids leading to a high and dangerous waterfall. Onlookers feared for his life. Miraculously, he came out alive and unharmed downstream at the bottom of the falls. People asked him how he managed to survive.

"I accommodated myself to the water, not the water to me. Without thinking, I allowed myself to be shaped by it. Plunging into the swirl, I came out with the swirl. This is how I survived."


Tao Te Chin

Yin and Yang


The State of Peace, Good Fortune and Success


Strategic Flexibility



Lao Tzu wisdom quotes Tao

The Tao never acts with force,
yet there is nothing that it can not do.

Lao Tzu





Dream of a Butterfly





The great Taoist master Chuang Tzu once dreamt that he was a butterfly fluttering here and there. In the dream he had no awareness of his individuality as a person. He was only a butterfly.

Suddenly, he awoke and found himself laying there, a person once again. But then he thought to himself, "Was I before a man who dreamt about being a butterfly, or am I now a butterfly who dreams about being a man?"


Taoist Proverbs


Being in Accord with Reality

Life Journey

Tao Te Chin



Lao Tzu wisdom quotes Tao

Intelligent people know others.
Enlightened people know themselves.

Lao Tzu





A Perfect Garden





A priest was in charge of the garden within a famous Zen temple. He had been given the job because he loved the flowers, shrubs, and trees. Next to the temple there was another, smaller temple where there lived a very old Taoist master.

One day, when the priest was expecting some special guests, he took extra care in tending to the garden. He pulled the weeds, trimmed the shrubs, combed the moss, and spent a long time meticulously raking up and carefully arranging all the dry autumn leaves. As he worked, the old master watched him with interest from across the wall that separated the temples.

When he had finished, the priest stood back to admire his work. "Isn't it beautiful," he called out to the old master. "Yes," replied the old man, "but there is something missing. Help me over this wall and I'll put it right for you."

After hesitating, the priest lifted the old fellow over and set him down. Slowly, the master walked to the tree near the center of the garden, grabbed it by the trunk, and shook it. Leaves showered down all over the garden. "Ah, there," said the old man, "you can put me back now."



Ancient Taoist Meditation

Tao-style Business Plan

Tao-style KoSages

Laws of the Universe



Chinese Proverbs

Advantage of  Chinese Language

China vs. USA

World Intelligence


The Third Eye


East vs. West: Philosophies



Lao Tzu wisdom quotes Tao

Be aware when things are out of balance.
Stay centered within the Tao.

Lao Tzu