The Laozi and Robin Wall Kimmerer’s Braiding Sweetgrass

The Laozi (= Daodejing = Tao Te Ching) and Robin Wall Kimmerer’s Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants

Listening to the audio version of Braiding Sweetgrass it became crystal clear to me that the thought of the Laozi–I do not want to say Daoist philosophy in general, because it concerns the Laozi in particular–makes so much more, and deeper sense, if you approach it from the perspective of indigenous knowledge traditions.

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Yangsheng – nourishing life 養生

Before I go into this blog post’s actual topic I would like to say something about my blog posts in general: Many among the readers who have been following me for some time, might already be familiar with many of the Daoist concepts I am writing about. On the other hand, it seems that many things need to be heard at least a „thousand times“ before one can actually listen to them for the first time. You might have experienced this yourself, but it is also an important insight for one’s own teaching.

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