Taovilla.org was born on the 8th December 2009. It was on a Monday morning and there was not a cloud in the sky.
The initial goal for this blog was for it to become a place of information on oriental cultures with a touch on Zen Buddhism.
A simple message for taovilla.org (defunct), which is:
- Awareness in traditional oriental cultures
- Promote personal health cultivation
- Appreciation for our natural environment
Although this may change, so far it is still kept to these three guidelines. I wish for the best in you and that this site has brought some insights, and if not, a pinch of joy in your life journey.
The art of living in harmony with the natural environment has been a key guideline, passed down from generations of oriental families. Many evolved practises from the philosophies of Tao to Zen became part of the oriental culture seen in Chinese, Korean, Japanese, South East Asians.
The wide spread of appreciating nature as a part of life has been attributed to trading which goes back to 500BC. There are also many associations to silk road where merchants from around the world exchanged knowledge and technology. Concepts of Tao have influenced the Persians in middle east to Japanese in the far east. Much of the oriental culture has been integrated into their own customs and now this culture is now a world culture no longer exclusive to the orient.
Tao has also been associated to be a religion, martial arts, form of exercise and a philosophy. Fundamentals of Tao promotes harmony in both nature and in life. By nurturing a simple natural lifestyle where one will be able to function at best health. Today, Tao is no longer Tao, as it is just a way of life.