Breakfast with Lao Tzu

yin-yang-breakfast.jpgActually, I have no idea what this image is called, but “Breakfast with Lao Tzu” sounds good to me so I’m going to run with it.

As an Australian Christian I think its important to engage with Asian philosophy and religion, and surely that includes the Taoism of China. Besides, the Tao Te Ching is a fascinating book.

I am particularly drawn to the paradoxes Lao Tzu draws out between weakness and strength, life and death, wisdom and foolishness, which in many ways parallel the teachings of Jesus: “When he is born, man is soft and weak; in death he becomes stiff and hard.”

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