The Taoism For The Modern World

Taoist Sabbath

No, for Taoists there is no formal day off like Saturday or Sunday.

As you know, the need to act may not fit a convenient, “do nothing on this day” principle.  You may have to do stuff on Saturday and Sunday.  The need to engage in rest, to have communal time, and also to spend time in isolation is well understood as part of the art of living well.  A day or time of choice is set aside to provide for this practice.

In some lives, it is also understood that the first part of one’s life is committed to work, family, and society.  The later portion of one’s life can then be fully committed to spiritual pursuit when one renounces the human world.  This is the Sabbath of one’s life.