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Taoism Beliefs and Practices

The basic belief of Taoist adepts is that the world is continuously affected by change. Everything changes. The mores, the life requirements, the philosophy and so forth.

This belief in eternal change has an embodiment in the yin-yang doctrine.

The result of this belief in changes is the peculiar method of living developed by the Taoist Masters such as Lao-tzu (in his Tao-te ching).

Lao-tzu himself was interested in practice and taught the seclusion from forefront of political scene, the low profile and the nondoing (action without effort).

Still another way of approaching changes is by means of intuition and the I-ching. Here we have two practices based on the cultivation of the natural intuition and the handling of the I-ching oracle.

Uniting with TaoSearching for the unity with the Tao is another expression referred to the Taoist cultivation of the spiritual life.

The disciple acquire this unity through nondoing and emptiness.

Intuition or emptiness (practice) is the core of Taoist teachings. When we practice the emptiness we empty our minds and disregard our wishes. This finally leads to a better adaptation to the life requirements.

The handling of the oracle is also a means to cope with the everyday requirements. By inquiring the oracle, one knows in advance what the life trend will prevail, and adopts the best strategy in order to avoid failure.

The usage of the I-ching may be applied in many areas: social intercourse, politics, health and profit, war, love and even dream interpretation and psychotherapy.

iconWe provide hints on the development of intuition and the I-ching divination though several email courses intended for beginners. Check our courses list here.

The practice of nondoing (wu-wei) is also a subject matter dealt with in our courses and papers.

Nondoing is a concept unknown by the Westerners. When blended with the emptiness and I-ching practices it delivers us the best technique to attain the wholeness. No effort is required, only the intellectual understanding and the meditation upon the seeds of the future events.

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