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Taoism applied to everyday life If nothing is done than all will be well Chapter 3 In Taoism this is the concept known as Way The Way is the practice of doing and not-doing This concept comes from the theory of the Yin and Yang The Yang is the practice of doing The Yin is the practice of not-doing One compliments the other and each cannot exist alone The Tao tells people to practice not-doing because it will bring happiness in their life By not-doing the Tao means not performing actions which are unnecessary and uncalled for People should just take things as they come in life and they will live a life full of happiness and pleasure Working and not taking credit leading yet not dominating the Primal Virtue Chapter 10 If kings and lords could harness it men would need no more instruction all things would take their courseChapter 32 If you work against your Tao you will never find happiness Teaching without words and working without doing are understood by very few Chapter 43 Those who know do not talk those who talk do not knowChapter 56 Many people mistake conceptual knowledge for the map to the territory The Sage is our map to the Tao He points his finger to show us the way but does not really tell us what to do and how to practice Taoism Lao Tzus concepts of the Tao can be a guide to rational living If one follows these beliefs he is guaranteed happiness in his life However it is very difficult to follow the Tao even though Lao Tzu says My words re easy to understand and easy to perform yet no man under heaven knows them or practices themChapter 70 The reason the Tao is so difficult to grasp is because you cannot know that you are practicing it The Tao is beyond all words If you give it words it does
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