Wei Wu Wei or Not Doing in Taoism

Wei Wu Wei, the doing of not-doing, or not doing is a relatively simple practice within Taoism and the 4 Ascendant Tradition.  Unfortunately, it is a concept that is often the source of one upmanship and contests of authority within the philosophical movement.  That competition has tended to make the practice of wei wu wei […]

What Part of You Achieves Spiritual Enlightenment?

Spiritual enlightenment is typically a very vague notion for most people.  The most common thought is that some mysterious inner part of you, usually a form of the soul, becomes spiritually enlightened.  In Taoism, rather than start with a presumption, one should start with a question.  In this case, that is “What part of you […]

Taoist Parenting–The Enlightened Child

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]For a Taoist, the question of how to deal with Social Mind when raising a child eventually emerges.  Usually, the question is, “How do I raise my child away from the Social Mind?” That’s a good question, because after all the basic premise of Enlightenment Taoism is  that enlightenment is the natural state of a […]