Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Lao Tzu's Secret to extend your life
Confucius was one of the most knowledgeable people of his century. One time, he was confused about something. He traveled all the way to see Lao Tzu. After Lao Tzu answered his question, he called Lao Tzu his teacher. Why was Lao Tzu so knowledgeable that even Confucius looking for an answer from him, because Lao Tzu was the head of the library system of China during that time. He had done so much more reading than others that no one else compared with him.
The contribution Lao Tzu gave to us is "The Tao Te Ching". There are four very important sentences for human life in the Tao De Ching:
"When man is born, he is tender and weak;
At death, he is hard and stiff.
When the things and plants are alive, they are soft
When they are dead, they are brittle and dry.
Therefore hardness and stiffness are the companions of death,
And softness and gentleness are the companions of life."
This is Lao Tzu's Secret to extend your life. Lao Tzu told people that by making yourself soft and relaxed will help you live longer. This implies the purpose of Tai Chi which will make you relaxed and soft. To find out more about Lao Tzu, you can get a copy of Tao De Ching or you can get a copy of a New Calendar I made - The Flow of Nature - Wisdom of Lao Tzu, it can be found at Cafe Press. This calendar combines beautiful waterfall pictures I have taken during my hiking trips over the last 10 years with some of my favorite quotes from Tao De Ching.
2 Resources listed above:
Tao De Ching
The Flow of Nature - Wisdom of Lao Tzu
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