Tao Te Ching-the Way of Virtue, a Path to Beauty
Tao Te Ching is an ancient Chinese text from the 4th Century BC and has influenced Taoism, Buddhism, and Confucianism. The topics range from political advice for rulers to practical wisdom for people. In one chapter on Higher Good it states "Goodness in words is trustworthiness, goodness in government is order... But only by non-contention is there nothing extreme." Reading these words today during a highly divisive time in our culture and a very fearful time in our world can seem both insightful and far from our current reality. This worship topic, postponed from November, will explore how engaging with Tao Te Ching and other ancient texts might give us some insights on how to address or at least understand some of the struggles today.