Tao Te Ching

Author – Gia-Fu Feng and Jane English with Tionette Lippe

Date Started – 14 October 2021

Data Finished 15 October 2021

The Book in 3 Sentences

  • The Tao Te Ching, also known as the “Book of the Way,” – The main theme of the Tao Te Ching is the concept of the Tao, which is seen as the ultimate reality or source of all things. The text teaches that the key to living a fulfilling life is to align oneself with the Tao and to live in harmony with its natural flow. It emphasizes the importance of humility, simplicity, and non-action

  • The text also covers the concept of Yin and Yang, which represents the balance of the opposing forces in the universe and the importance of balance and harmony. It also talks about the “Three Treasures” which are compassion, moderation, and humility.

  • The Tao Te Ching encourages them to let go of their ego and desires, and to cultivate a sense of detachment and non-attachment. It emphasizes the importance of living in the present moment and not getting caught up in worries about the past or future. it is a powerful and timeless text that offers profound insights into the nature of reality and the human experience.

How the Book Changed Me / Learning

  • Well the concepts were new and many of them made sense, it’s a book to listen to or read when you are in peace from the inside, then you would be able to make the most sense out of it.

My Top 3 Quotes

  • “Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.”
  • “The more you know, the less you understand.”
  • “He who knows he has enough is rich.”

Who should read it

The Tao Te Ching is a text that can be beneficial to anyone interested in philosophy, spirituality, and self-improvement. It offers timeless wisdom that is relevant to people of all ages and backgrounds. People who are looking for guidance and inspiration on how to live a more meaningful and fulfilling life.