Tag Archive | Lao Tzu

Act Without Action

Poem 64 Hold a sparrow in your hand before it becomes tame Nurture your garden before the weeds run amok Taste fresh berries before they are picked Act without action and the future can be foreseen   Foreseeing the future you can know the result of labors You can know the care to give to […]

The Living Tao – Poem 66

A man lives his life as he sees fit. If he is unhappy, then he changes his mind. Unless he is a fool, he accepts things without understanding the ability to change circumstance. Standing ahead of his children he sees himself as his own son. And, being his own son, he is able to ask […]

Just a Friendly Pre-Holiday Reminder

Time is flying by and the Holidays will be here before you know it! So, this is just a friendly reminder to order your books from Hanshi Warrior Press early to receive them in time for the holidays. Looking for self-help books? May I suggest the Self-Revealization Acceptance series. Looking for great action/adventure novels? Check […]

Courses and Seminars in Life Enhancement Skills

What follows is my latest catalog of Courses and Seminars in Life Enhancement Skills, based on the teachings of a few of my published books. For more information or to receive the complete, color catalog of courses, contact the author via his homepage, hanshi.com The Sword in the Boardroom ”Winning for the benefit of all […]

To Maintain Control You Must Let Things Go

Though you have and hold you still do not possess To maintain control you must let things go If your house is filled with treasures your sleep is always uneasy You do not know when strangers will approach Take all you can and fill your coffers with gold   Throwing it back to the crowd […]

Meditations on the Tao Te Ching to Empower Your Life

Excerpt from The Living Tao Poem 7 Death does not exist and only reveals nextness Wisdom does not permit the end of itself A man can only learn to move forward in any direction Not being concerned with what went He should not care for the rewards of the day Seeking only that which can […]

Conversations with Channer – An Hour with Hanshi Stephen Kaufman

I have been interviewed by Harold Channer for his show, “Conversations with Channer.” It is also available on YouTube  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPM_dTaJeBI  It is a completely off the cuff chat and is unedited along with my sneeze and cough. I talk about everything: from my books, to current events, to martial arts, etc. It will be aired on […]

Nextness

Death does not exist and only reveals nextness Wisdom does not permit the end of itself A man can only learn to move forward in any direction Not being concerned with what went before He should not care for the rewards of the day   When you strive to develop an aspect of yourself to […]

Excerpt from The Living Tao

Poem 6 The more you take the more It has to give Never decreasing what the Mother of heaven allots Approach the gateway You are more distant Try not to understand Her secrets Use Her with the joy She expects Divine Breath can never be known A mother’s pleasure is her own The Infinite contains […]

Excerpt from the Living Tao

  Poem 5 The world appears to be unkind Filled with generals and others who would usurp each and all Empty promises fill the void The earth is as a shallow grave Straw dogs seek recompense It does not mean they will receive it Wise men are best unlistened to Their hearts seem filled with […]

The Living Tao

excerpt from Poem 4 There is nothing to consider All things are as one It does not matter what you think you should do All things are already done All things are already done and nothing needs to be desired. Yet we continue to seek things we desire believing they are lacking in our lives. […]

Enlightenment

You are on your way towards enlightenment. But you will never attain it. Why? Because you are finite in form and, therefore, cannot comprehend the Infinite. When you attempt to define the Infinite, your finite thinking will interfere with It. The “Spirit of the Thing Itself” is thereby restricted by your arrogance. It will be […]

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