It is difficult to translate the meaning of Tao into English, but The Path or The Way comes closest. The tao is a code of behaviour that one must follow, the path through life. It is based on the principles of Yin and Yang and is considered to be the natural order of all things. According to Tao our main problem as humans is that we do not know who we truly are.
Taoism is quite hard to understand but in the book The Tao of Pooh one can at least get a first glimpse into it. It is an easy and fun book to read and the characters in Winnie the Pooh correspond perfectly to Taoism.
The teachings of Tao are simple yet hard to follow because they say you should live a life of non action. You should gain wisdom but release knowledge. The Tao does nothing but leaves nothing undone. Although this book is relatively easy, reading it more than once might be good so one can really take in the teachings on a deeper level.
If you are interested in learning more about Taoism in a relatively easy way I really recommend The Tao of Pooh as your first book to read. Click on the link to get your very own copy!
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