Learning Chinese: A Success Strategy for Asia

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When targeting Asia for our business, the first problem that comes to mind is communicating with its people. Although some Chinese speak English very well, a lot of them do not. When it comes to the things that are critical to the success of our business such as selling, buying, negotiating or simply just to break the ice, we Australians are often lost. Why? Because we cannot speak their language. Continue reading “Learning Chinese: A Success Strategy for Asia”

The Tao Of Love And Sex, Health & Longevity

shen shenThe Tao or the Way is the totality of life and death for Chinese. It forms a substratum of their conscious and unconscious culture thus shaping their psyche in ways so profound that words are sometimes rendered useless to describe the phenomena. The Tao is found in many different manifestations and nowhere is it more beautifully displayed than in the health system of the Chinese. To the Taoists, health, life and sex are interwoven so intricately that whatever we put into our mouths also determine our sex life. Conversely whatever we do to our sex life also determines the length and breath of our life. Continue reading “The Tao Of Love And Sex, Health & Longevity”

Lao Zi and the Tao Te Ching

Tao-Te-Ching Book

The Tao Te Ching is translated as ‘The Classic Book of Integrity and the Way’ by Victor Mair, a wonderful Chinese scholar of the Tao. Next to the Bible and the Hindu Bhagavad Gita, the Tao Te Ching is the most translated book in the world, according to Mair. He also pointed out that over a hundred different renditions of the Taoist classic have been made into English alone. The Tao Te Ching is considered by most scholars to be the fundamental text of philosophical and mystical/religious Taoism. Its authors is popularly said to be Lao Zi, but closer to the truth, is the fact that it was written by a number of people over a period of three centuries (circa 650-350 B.C.) Continue reading “Lao Zi and the Tao Te Ching”