The Secret Teachings of the Tao Te Ching

The Secret Teachings of the Tao Te Ching

By Mantak Chia and Tao Huang (2002)

This book is unique that it teaches some exercises and practises about developing your chi. (energy) Developing the Chi pressure is one of the best practises we can use to reverse the downward spiraling movement of the quantity and quality of our life force into an upward spiraling movement.


The Six Healing Sounds

The Secret Teachings of the Tao Te Ching also teaches about the six healing sounds. The Six Healing sounds exercise is a simple yet powerful Taoist practice that uses natural sounds to stimulate, energize, and heal our inner organs and their corresponding energy centers. This practice promotes physical, energetic, and emotional healing and balance. Regular daily practice of the Six Healing Sounds will help you keep in touch with the energetic and emotional state of your internal organs. Practice this exercise in the evening before you go to sleep. By clearing out negative emotions before sleeping, you allow the night’s rest to recharge your energy positively. The six sounds are for lung, kidney, liver, heart, spleen and triple warmer.



The most difficult things in the world are done while they are easy. The greatest things in the world are done while they are small, since what is easy necessarily entails difficulty. Thus the sage, through extreme trials, end up with no difficulty.

For governing people… nothing is better than frugality. Only frugality enables the preemptive measures. Preemptive measures mean a great accumulation of Action. A great accumulation of Action leaves nothing to be conquered. When nothing needs to conquered, no-boundary is known. When no-boundary is known, it allows the country to exist. The country, existing from its source, can endure. This is the Tao of having a deep root, a strong stem, a long life and an enduring vision.

Lao Tzu writes that governing a large country is like cooking a small fish. A leader should not stir it too often, or it will come apart. The best government does not make its presence felt. The best way to govern a nation is to govern in accordance with the nature of things and to be simple and sparing. A good government does not disturb the people unnecessarily; it is not engaged in many activities that interfere with the life of the people. A good government does not make many policies or issue many orders; it runs the country in sucha way that when its work is done, people will say :” All this happened naturally.”




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