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Purpose, ambition, the will to achieve. Emptying the heart-and-mind, filling the belly. To avoid the limelight or to seek it out. No mind, no worries. Is it wise to strive? Surely we need a sense of purpose. We are after all both natural and social beings. But nature came first. We consult chapter 20 of the Tao Te Ching and Master Gu tells more about what this 2,500-year-old classic is and is not. Plus: tips for becoming an immortal!

This time we'd like to thank the singing cicadas for providing the musical backdrop.

Find Master Gu at www.taoistwellness.com.

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