Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Wu Wei is advised in Six Circumstances in the Tao Teh Ching
1. Avoiding Competition: "The Tao of the Sage is to act but not to compete with others" (Ch 81)
2. Avoiding Creating Hardship: "Those who avoid creating problems are clever & donot act" (Ch3)
3. Avoiding emphasis on One's Ability: "Acts but does not absorb credit" (Ch2)
4. Existing in accord with Tao of all things: "I follow "Wu Wei", and people
transform themselves (Ch 57)
5. Following Nature: "The Tao always exist in "Wu Wei", but leaves nothing undone" (Ch 37)
6. Pro-activeness to anticipate dilemma's: "Act before the problem happens; manage before disorder arises" (Ch64)
The above is taught as follows "Wu Wei" has two meanings. One is the highest state of our mind, free from habitual patterns, free from desire and attachment. Two is is the quality of acting according to nature. The above illustrates six circumstances as advised by Lao Tsu in the Tao Teh Ching.
Taoist of China teach that wise people choose to follow Lao Tsu's method of the Path of Tao. Supporting and educating the common householder's by one's living example. People who follow "Wu Wei" essentially all anyone to live their lives as they see fit with unabridged freedom to grow and flourish. The Sage of the Tao holds nothing against anyone or anything from the smallest silk worm to the soaring Dragons of Heaven. People who cultivate their lives through "Wu Wei Tao" learn how to actualize all things to life, but does not hold to them as well. They follow a path of balance and non assuming action, which brings contentment and success with ease.
Notes: Chinese Spiritual Traditions emphasize "one culture three practice systems" meaning Taoism, Buddhism and Confucianism. Common features among the three systems are as follows. Taoism Wu Wei encourages and permits everyone to follow their own true nature. Chinese Chan and Japanese Zen guides everyone to awaken to their own true face. Confucianism teaches no worshiping of gods, Gurus or my spirituality/religion. Therefore historically anyone or everyone could in Chinese culture can become a Master, Sage or God to the people who think they have great merit or special skill in some cases.