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The Whole World Belongs to You?

“Be content with what you have;
rejoice in the way things are.
When you realize nothing is lacking,
the whole world belongs to you.”  ~ Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching


Lao Tzu here advocates to be satisfied with whatever you have and be happy with the current circumstance. This makes some sense. Research shows that happiness is somehow a subjective mentality. Thus, it is fine to be content with what you have.

Dangers of Innovation
“All attempts to create something admirable are the weapons of evil. You may think you are practicing benevolence and righteousness, but in effect y…

Mastering Yourself
“Knowing others is intelligence;
knowing yourself is true wisdom.
Mastering others is strength;
mastering yourself is true power.”  ~ Lao Tzu, Tao T…

Have the Patience to Wait
“Trying to understand is like straining through muddy water. Have the patience to wait! Be still and allow the mud to settle.” ~ Lao Tzu, Tao Te Chi…

Becoming Free from Defects
"To make their will perfect, they developed their knowledge as possible. Developing knowledge is scrutinizing the nature of things. When knowled…

The Second Best Time
"The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now." ~ Chinese proverb


This Chinese proverb is the inspiration o…

Believe Nothing
"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it or who has said it, not even if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your ow…

No Party Lasts Forever
"Everything that has a beginning has an ending. Make your peace with that and all will be well." ~ The Buddha


The Buddha states the rather…

Becoming a Successful King
"The ancient kings, to shine the natural virtues in the hearts of all men, at first should govern well in their kingdom. To govern well in their…

Speak or Not
“Those who know do not speak. Those who speak do not know.” ~ Lao Tzu, Tao Teh Ching


Lao Tzu talked about confidence. People who are confident in th…

Define Himself vs. Know Himself
“He who defines himself can't know who he really is.
He who has power over others can't empower himself.”  ― Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching


What does…

Dance on the Breeze
“The hard and mighty lie beneath the ground
While the tender and weak dance on the breeze above.”  ~ Lao Tzu


What does this mean? One understanding …

Helping Others Succeed Forges One's Own Attainment
A traditional thinking among Asian people is that helping others can bring back good luck. In the Buddhist idea, helping others succeed forges one…