Food Wisdom for a Prosperous Life

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Dietary Basics According to Traditional Chinese Medicine Turning to traditional Chinese medicine and a Taoist concept of health and long life, one is moderate in every action and attentive to signals of the body and of nature. Eating when hungry and drinking when thirsty, we only ingest enough food and drink to satisfy actual needs […]

Living in Simplicity

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Zangetsu 残月, a Chinese master during the Tang dynasty, wrote the following advice for his students: • Live in the world, yet not by forming attachments to the dust of the world. . • Poverty is your treasure. Modesty is the foundation of all virtues. Never exchange it for an easy life. • Let your […]

‘The Clouds Should Know Me By Now’

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Leaves fall, where no green earth remains. A person at ease wears this plain, white robe. With simplicity and plainness one’s original nature is still. Therefore, what need is there to practice “Calming of the Heart?” Chia-Tao 779-843 Buddhist poet of the middle Tang dynasty Translation by Mike O’Connor & Red Pine

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