Discussion: Ancient Chinese Wisdom and Everyday Life—–01

Lao Zi, ( the author of  Tao Te Ching, a philosopher in the Spring and Autumn Period, the founder of Taoism) in his only book, says that he has three treasures for living: the first one is kindness, the second is simplicity, the third is dare not to take the first place. (一曰慈;二曰俭;三曰不敢为天下先)

What is kindness? Does it mean some kind words or thoughts? Look into our daily life, are we kind?  Or sometimes, we are kind, while sometimes we have to be not kind? Are we kind to whom we dislike ? Are we kind when we are in a bad situation? Is kindness comparative? Should we be more kinder to some people while less kinder to others? ……

What is simplicity? Does it mean simple life or innocent mind? What is simple life? Can it be sought through effort? Does it  mean to get what one needs or what one wants? What is innocent mind? is it against accumulating more and more knowledge and experience? …

What is dare not to take the first place? Does it mean humility or never to fight for the champion,never to be the winner?


Welcome you come and share your opinions!





  1. Melody

    September 24, 2012 @ 10:41 am


    That is a dream land of China, you are the dream maker for the land and world, I am sure someday you will develop the opinion of the Shangri-La-Home in every conor of world.

  2. duchuan

    September 26, 2012 @ 12:10 pm


    Melody, So happy to meet you here! You are always welcome! for we are the one, not just word, this is true…. it is the high time for all of us to end all the prejudices and begin to discover ….

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    How nice!its great place!

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