The Way to Spiritual Wisdom

Living in this material world is conducive to the development of depression. Therefore, spiritual wisdom is essential.

Why is spiritual wisdom so important to living in the material world in this day and age?

If you wish to live a life of balance and harmony, which is the antidote to depression, you need spiritual guidance or wisdom. Your body living in the physical world may easily become toxic, and its toxicity may also infest the mind, because of the interconnection between the body and the mind, Your mind perceives and processes all your life experiences, which then become your thoughts responsible for your actions and reactions, as well as your life choices and decisions, The mind is supposed to control the body living in a toxic environment, but a toxic mind is incapable of controlling the infested body. Therefore, spiritual wisdom is needed to provide the mind with a compass and a road map to control and supervise the body.

You will not have depression if there is alignment of your body, mind, and soul.

Wisdom is the essence in the art of living well. Life is always full of challenges throughout its many different phases and stages. To live as if everything is a miracle, we need wisdom, which is different from knowledge; the latter is collection of data, while the latter is the assimilation and application of the data collected. A knowledgeable person is not necessarily wise. Wisdom requires much thinking of the mind, which is the capability to ask questions that leads to asking more questions and seeking answers from the questions asked. 

Albert Einstein once said: “Thinking is hard, and that’s why so few people do it.” But we have to think in order to be wise. Tao wisdom is the ancient wisdom of Lao Tzu, the ancient sage from China, who was the author of the immortal classic Tao Te Ching, one of the most translated works in world literature. 

Tao wisdom is profound human wisdom that enables you to live as ift everything is a miracle. The interpretations of Tao Te Ching are as many as its translations. Each author is looking at Lao Tzu's immortal classic from his or her own perspective, and this is also one of the many reasons why Tao Te Ching is eye-opening and thought-provoking. 

The Bible and Tao Te Ching are among the most translated and extensively read books of all time, and for a good reason: one is about God's wisdom, and the other is about human wisdom.

My own translation of Tao Te Ching is based on my belief that Lao Tzu's masterpiece is about the Creator of the universe, and that with true human wisdom man sees not only the manifestations but also the mysteries of God’s creation. Therefore, without the profound human wisdom, it is often difficult, if not impossible, to understand and thus believe in God. Throughout the entire script of Tao Te Ching’s 81 short chapters in only 5,000 words, Lao Tzu never used the word “God”, “Creator” or “Higher Being”; instead, he simply used the word “Way”, which, to me, implies the “pathway” to understanding the mystery of God and His Creation. Remember, Lao Tzu was born several hundreds of years before the birth of Jesus Christ.  It should also be pointed out that Tao wisdom, which is the wisdom of Lao Tzu, later on evolved into a religion (Taoist religion) in China; but Lao Tzu never intended his wisdom to turn into a religious belief. The book is about true human wisdom without the "conditioned" thinking of contemporary wisdom. Without the "reverse" mindset of Lao Tzu, man may have difficulties in understanding true human wisdom, let alone the spiritual wisdom of God expressed in the Bible. 

TAO: The Way to Biblical Wisdom is divided into four parts. 

Part One is about my reasons for writing the book, and also why Tao Te Ching is a "must read" for anyone who seeks real human wisdom. 

Part Two is my own translation of the 81 chapters of Tao Te Ching with respect to the Bible; each chapter is followed by some selected Bible verses for further reflection on what Lao Tzu has said.

Part Three is about the essentials of Tao wisdom with detailed explanation in simple language and with everyday life examples to help the reader understand the profound wisdom of Lao Tzu.

Part Four is an explanation of how Tao wisdom may help the reader understand God's wisdom in the Bible. Tao is the Way to Biblical wisdom. To get the digital copy from Amazon, click here; to get the paperback, click here. Don't miss the opportunity to get both human and spiritual wisdom.

Stephen Lau 
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