Applying the teaching of Lao Tzu
TEACHING OF Lao Tzu help us understand our problem.1. Tao and Primal Virtue:All things arise from Tao.They are nourished by Virtue.They are formed from matter.They are shaped by the environmentThus the ten thousand things all respect Tao and honor Virtue.Respect of Tao and honor of Virtue are not demanded,But they are in the nature of things.Therefore all things arise from TaoBy Virtue, they are nourished,Developed, cared for,Sheltered, comforted,Grown, and protected.Creating without claiming,Doing without taking credit,Guiding without interfering,This is Primal Virtue. Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
2. Rule a nation with justice.Wage war with surprise moves.Become a master of the universe without striving.How do I know that this is so?Because of:The more laws and restrictions there are,The poorer people become.The sharper men’s weapons,The more trouble in the land.The more ingenious and clever men are,The more strange things happen.The more rules and regulations,The more thieves and robbers.Therefore the sage says:I take no action and people are reformed.I enjoy peace and people become honest.I do nothing and people become rich.I have no desires and people return to the good and simple life.Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
3. Practice non-action.Work without doing.Taste the tasteless.Magnify the small, increase the few.Reward bitterness with care.See simplicity in the complicated.Achieve greatness in little things.In the universe, the difficult things are done as if they are easy.Great acts are made up of small deeds.The sage does not attempt anything big,And thus achieved greatness.Easy promises make for little trust.Taking things lightly results in great difficulty.Because the sage always confronts difficulties,He never experiences them.Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
4. Peace is easily maintained;Trouble is easily overcome before it starts.The brittle is easily shattered;The small is easily scattered.Deal with it before it happens.Set things in order before there is confusion.A tree as great as a man’s embrace springs up from a small shoot;A terrace nine stories high begins with a pile of earth;A journey of a thousand miles starts with one footstep.He who acts defeats his own purpose;Try to change it, ruin it.Try to hold it, lose it.The sage does not act, and so is not defeated.He does not grasp and therefore does not lose.People usually fail when they are on the verge of success.So give as much care to the end as to the beginning;Then there will be no failure.Therefore, the sage seeks freedom from desire.He does not collect precious things.He learns not to hold on to ideas.He brings men back to what they have lost.He helps the ten thousand things find their own nature,But refrains from action. Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
5. The goodA good soldier is not violent.A good fighter is not angry.A good winner is not vengefulA good employer is humble.This is the Virtue of not striving.This is the ability to deal …..STATE OF MIND and MEDITATION TAUGHT By THICH NHAT HANH:Under stress state, cardiovascular medication only makes temporary relief.Because of me, because of you I always enjoy these chemicals in eating, receiving, getting, giving, sleeping and enjoying.Check it can be easy by doing on animals.Check it can be easy by observing the gen, mind, and health of the defect men: Nick Vujik, Hellen Keller, President Franklin Rosevelt, and millions of other people.We know too little about our brain- the king of the body and its state.UNDER CHRONIC STRESS = ALWAYS READY FOR FIGHT AND FLIGHT:UNFORTUNATELY, THE LEVEL OF STRESS IN THE MIND IS UNLIMITED, BUT THE PREPARE OF THE PHYSICAL BODY IS LIMITED.When the blood pressure high, glucose high, the organ may send the feedback signal for the brain to stop secreting a hormone, and self-regulation mechanism activated. The brain still wants to raise the preparation of the body to a higher level to prepare for fight and flight. The brain may see other organs as the preventer or enemy. The immune system starts to attack its own organs: the autoimmune diseases.– Only the beta cell pancreas be destroyed by the immune system– other strange, could not understand the mechanism of the autoimmune system: why it only attack ignorantly or intelligently attack one kind of cell, and let the nearby cell un-touch.Luckily, Meditation can help calm your mind, get inner peace. Moreover, the act of kindness, goodness, self less action brings peace for all: doers, receivers, and watchers.