Dragon Gate Academy 
Intensive Training with World Renowned
Taoist Grand Master Wang Liping


Taoist Philosophy

 

 


April 2010 Intensive

 Famous Taoist Proverbs

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.

Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.

Love is of all passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart and the senses.

A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.

An ant on the move does more than a dozing ox.

Anticipate the difficult by managing the easy.

At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.

Be Content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.

Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach him how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.

He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still.

He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened.

Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend. Non-being is the greatest joy.

I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.

If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.

If you realize that all things change, there is nothing you will try to hold on to. If you are not afraid of dying, there is nothing you cannot achieve.

If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence.

In dwelling, live close to the ground. In thinking, keep to the simple. In conflict, be fair and generous. In governing, don’t try to control. In work, do what you enjoy. In family life, be completely present.

One can not reflect in streaming water. Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.

One who is too insistent on his own views, finds few to agree with him.

People in their handlings of affairs often fail when they are about to succeed. If one remains as careful at the end as he was at the beginning, there will be no failure.

The higher the sun ariseth, the less shadow doth he cast; even so the greater is the goodness, the less doth it covet praise; yet cannot avoid its rewards in honours.

The wise man does not lay up his own treasures. The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.

To see things in the seed, that is genius.

When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everybody will respect you.



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