Browsing the "Lao Tzu" Tag

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Working for Change in a Perfect World

In my last post, I explored the truly radical (and yet ancient) notion that, as Lao Tzu puts it, the world is perfect and “can’t be improved.” That is, the world is perfect with all of its beauty and its ugliness, its joy and its sorrow. When we see the world from this perspective outside […]

September 29th

Finding Perfection in Change

In chapter 29 of the Tao Te Ching, Lao Tzu writes on the world and our relationship to it: Do you want to improve the world? I don’t think it can be done. The world is perfect. It can’t be improved. If you tamper with it, you’ll ruin it. If you treat it like an […]

September 20th