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

The Sayings of Laozi China Plus

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

    EP65 The perils of knowledge

    EP65 The perils of knowledge

    Laozi mentioned that if you overregulated the people then they would use their ingenuity to find ways to subvert your rule. So - in the spirit of Non-doing, wouldn't it be better to govern with openness, simplicity and honesty?

    • 6 min
    EP64 A journey of a thousand miles…

    EP64 A journey of a thousand miles…

    This verse contains one of the best known sayings, if not THE best known saying of Laozi, which most people in the West know as ‘A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.’

    • 6 min
    EP63 Fools rush in

    EP63 Fools rush in

    In this verse, Laozi is warning against complacency. He would have made a pretty good project manager or life coach in the 21st century.

    • 5 min
    EP62 Dao – the sanctuary for all things

    EP62 Dao – the sanctuary for all things

    Let's remind ourselves that Dao is the ultimate. It is all forgiving and values everything equally – the good and the not so good. It is a sanctuary for all.

    • 5 min
    EP61 Win-win scenarios

    EP61 Win-win scenarios

    In this verse, Laozi is dipping into foreign affairs. He is playing with the concept of No-Win, Zero Sum and Win-Win scenarios. This is Game Theory – millenia before it was invented.

    • 5 min
    EP60 Cook your fish carefully

    EP60 Cook your fish carefully

    Just as you can't be heavy handed in cooking a small fish, so too a light touch is the best way to govern a large state. Laozi invokes Dao to make the point that its natural state is non-doing, non-action.

    • 4 min

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