Tao : the way of common sense

Privilege to be “in”, listen to his deepest nature, in tune to the universe… The teaching of Lao Tzu has never been so modern. A few simple principles to live peacefully.

Pascale Senk
– Updated on February 7, 2019 at 10:57 am


Tao… three letters to say the central axis of the universe, ” where everything starts and where everything returns “. Three letters to an eastern philosophy that goes well in our time. Some of us practise it, perhaps without knowing it, as the doctrine ancestral gives them the keys to live in the power, the prosperity and the authentic. Less well-known than buddhism, often confused with the zen, the tao tells us that “what works” to foster the life. “It dulls this slice, untangles the knots, discerned in the light, assembles what, dust, disperse,” wrote its founder Lao Tzu. The sinologist Cyrille Javary is more direct : “Tao means “way”, but you could almost translate it as “thing”, he explains. With him, the Chinese invented pragmatism, smiling. “Here are the eight principles of the tao. To use without moderation.

Search for the essence, to avoid the very appearance


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The tao offers a vision of a holistic worldview, because it is based on the existence of a flow of energy transit, the ” ch’i “, which bathes both the sun and the planets that each and every human being. “Any man, because he knows that interaction with any living thing, feels so out of place in the universe,” says Galya Ortega, a specialist in massage taoist. This awareness of the ch’i is the basis of many techniques that today are very popular : feng shui, which seeks to harmonize the ch’i of a home with the energy of the people who live there, or acupuncture, which works on the energy points of the body to allow the “indoor climate” of each individual with the season arrives, and thus prevent the disease.

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