The empowering philosophy of "The Tao Te Ching" has enlightened minds for millennia. Now, in this simplified format of Haiku, combined with these inspiring images, this ancient wisdom is easier than ever to read, comprehend, and internalize. This meditative material is intended to help you, the reader, to learn the Tao, align with the Tao, and then to be the Tao. Be the way. More
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"The Tao Te Ching" is the foundation of Taoism. Its empowering philosophy has enlightened minds for millennia. Now, in this simplified format of Haiku, combined with these meditation-inspiring images, this ancient wisdom is easier than ever to read, comprehend, and internalize.
Translated literally, “the Tao” is “the Way” or “the Path.” It is the way of heaven, or the path to enlightenment. It describes the same thing that various texts refer to as “Source,” “intelligence,” “the spirit of God,” or “the light of Christ” that creates and sustains everything in existence. By aligning with that light, or walking that path, our awareness increases, giving us expansive love, joy, deep inner stillness, peace beyond reason, a sense of wholeness within, and oneness with all of creation. This Tao consciousness enlightenment is also called Krishna consciousness, Buddha consciousness, or Christ consciousness. It is all the same awakened consciousness.
These enlightening images, along with the inspired text, and are intended to help you, the reader, to learn the Tao, align with the Tao, and then to be the Tao. Be the way.
Thomas E. Uharriet, a native of Los Angeles, enjoys philosophy, art, travel, nature, meditation, Yoga, public speaking, friendly conversation, and any time with his five sons and other loved ones. His life motto is “Love Everyone.”