|I would like to take this opportunity to thank His Holiness Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet for these words of wisdom. May you live long, in good health and may your dreams and aspirations be fulfilled. May compassion spread widely and deeply throughout the world.
"God or the Way, (the Tao) will usually
ensure that each of us has what we need,
not wanting to basic food or
shelter. It may look like we won’t be able to
make ends meet but usually Providence
works things out so that we have exactly
what we need. When we are not authentic,
when we act in accord with the Tao,
things do not go well"
by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama - 2009
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Taoism is an oriental philosophy. It is
not an organized religion. One of the
teachings of Tao is that Tao cannot
be defined. Any definitions would
detract from a true understanding of
Tao. Perhaps the best explanation is
that Tao is the way of nature, or the
way of the heavens. Taoism is
concerned with the sublime patterns
of nature. A person can achieve
peace and enlightment by
harmonizing his or herself with the
course of nature. A person does not
need to become a hermit, but he or
she must become free from worldy
Wu wei is an important
Taoist teaching. This phrase
means "non-doing," or "nonaction."
This literal translation,
however, is misleading. This
concept means that heaven will
manifest its will for us in a
spontaneous manner if we allow it
to. We can thereby attain a much
more sublime level of peace and
happiness than by following a
deliberate set of virtuous actions.
"Life the Dream" "
Once upon a time, I, Chuang Tzu, dreamt I was a butterfly, fluttering hither and thither, to all intents and purposes a butterfly. I was conscious only of following my fancies as a butterfly, and was unconscious of my individuality as a man. Suddenly, I awoke, and there I lay, myself again. Now I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly dreaming that I am now a man. (400BC)