82 episodes

Exploring the profound teachings of one of China’s most important philosophers.

The Sayings of Laozi China Plus

    • Society & Culture
    • 2.9 • 13 Ratings

Exploring the profound teachings of one of China’s most important philosophers.

    EP81 The end of the road

    EP81 The end of the road

    Mankind strives, explores and conflicts. These all bring destruction, according to Laozi. Follow the ways of Dao, and all shall be well, he has consistently implored us.

    • 7 min
    EP80 Welcome to paradise

    EP80 Welcome to paradise

    In Laozi's dream life, we would all have a nice modest house, enough food, be peaceful, delight in simple pleasures, keep to ourselves, keep our minds free from unnecessary thoughts and concerns. Everyone is living in harmony and contentment.

    • 6 min
    EP79 Game theory

    EP79 Game theory

    True resolution of conflict allows both sides to win. There's no reason for there to be a winner and a loser, as this could create further conflict down the line.

    • 5 min
    EP78 Water power

    EP78 Water power

    We know that Laozi has a love affair with water. In its manner it comes close to Dao in his thinking. The secret of water's strength is its very softness and malleability. It achieves great things through yielding, persistence and patience.

    • 5 min
    EP77 Take from the rich and give to the poor

    EP77 Take from the rich and give to the poor

    Laozi believes that it's important – it's the way of Dao – to adjust the inequalities in society. The rich should use some of their wealth to help the poor. In so doing they enrich the world.

    • 6 min
    EP76 Bend in the wind

    EP76 Bend in the wind

    For hard and stiff, read impervious and intransigent. For soft and weak, read yielding and vulnerable. Life is full of movement and freshness. Trees can survive the gales if they sway in the wind.

    • 5 min

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13 Ratings

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