Tuesday, October 1, 2013

I have discovered that much of the ancient Chinese wisdom and philosophies have been forgotten. There is a lot of cultural traditionalism but the thoughts of the ancient wise men have been largely forgotten.

Michael Murphy

Said Michael Murphy - a US born professional educator and author residing in Zhengzhou, Henan Province of China - in his blog on October 1, 2013.

Michael shares is philosophical thoughts in his post titled "You Are The Master Of Your Own Fate" and discusses at length the teachings of Lao Tzu, 6th Century B.C. Chinese philosopher. Michael feels that China has forgotten ancient Chinese wisdom and philosophies, and adopted too many Western ways and values that look quite superficial. 

According to Michael, Lao Tzu taught that 'less is more.' According to Lao Tzu, the battle in life is not outside of the man. It happens from within. The success lies in mastering one's own self. The inner control of one's own self is important not the outer control of others. 

Michael has given Lao Tzu's saying which is quite inspiring :

Knowing others is wisdom; Knowing the self is enlightenment. 
Mastering others requires force; Mastering the self needs strength.

Michael goes on narrating his experiences and how he has implemented teachings of ancient philosophers like Lao Tzu by establishing certain principles for himself.

A very thought provoking and inspiring post, indeed. Thank you, Michael, for sharing your noble thoughts.

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