67 episodes

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

The Sayings of Laozi China Plus

    • Society & Culture

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

    EP67 Examine your motives

    EP67 Examine your motives

    The key part of this verse is Laozi's focus on Compassion, Frugality and lack of Ambition – what he describes as his three treasures.

    • 6 min
    EP66 Lead from behind

    EP66 Lead from behind

    Laozi wants to make the analogy with a sage wishing to show leadership. Not from above or in front, but below and behind… like water weaving its way through difficult terrain, through a valley.

    • 5 min
    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

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