Tag: Yi Ching

Deng Ming-Dao

Deng Ming-Dao, an American born spiritual teacher, author, artist, philosopher and martial artist from San Francisco known for his ability to write clear, understandable and practical books on Taoist concepts.

In the Chinese language the family name comes first and given names follow. Deng is his family name; Ming-Dao is his given name. Dao or Tao is the name given to him by his grandfather so Taoism has been an integral part of his life since birth.

Deng Ming-Dao. Keep life simple. Turn towards the divine.

From a young age, he studied Taoist internal arts such as Qigong, Kung-Fu, philosophy, meditation. He studied internal martial arts with Taoist master Kwan Saihung for 13 years and studied with two other masters before that.

Deng earned degrees from Occidental College in Los Angeles and the University of California in Berkeley.

Deng is the son of two artists, Jade Snow Wong and Woodrow Ong.

He is an award-winning graphic designer and fine artist whose work is in several collections. Some of Deng’s watercolors appear at the beginning of each chapter in his book The Living I Ching.

The Deng Ming-Dao website contains information about his books, his art and his workshops.

Books by Deng Ming-Dao

Deng Ming-Dao is the author of numerous books. Many have been translated into fifteen languages. Deng began his writing career with a trilogy based on the life of his teacher Kwan Saihung. His books include:

Reading the books that Deng Ming-Dao has written has helped me to appreciate more deeply Taoist / Daoist thinking and philosophy as well as giving insights into the history and culture of China.

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Deng Ming-Dao, an American born spiritual teacher, author, artist, philosopher and martial artist from San Francisco known for his ability to write clear, understandable and practical books on Taoist concepts.

The Living I Ching: Using Ancient Chinese Wisdom to Shape Your Life by Deng Ming-Dao

I have been using and working with the I Ching since I was 21 years old and The Living I Ching: Using Ancient Chinese Wisdom to Shape Your Life by Deng Ming-Dao is a game changer in providing an easy to comprehend path to understanding and integrating the wisdom of the I Ching into your daily life.

While known mostly as a tool of divination, the I Ching is truly a repository of centuries of wisdom. Most of the existing translations offer either dense, scholarly commentary or little more than fortune-cookie platitudes, but The Living I Ching takes a more holistic approach.

This translation recovers the true wisdom and philosophy of this ancient classic, so that the I Ching becomes more than just a book of fortune-telling—it becomes a manual for living.

In ebook format it is always available to me via Kindle on my android phone. It is also used by all of my students and all of my clients.

The I Ching, or Book of Changes, is an ancient manual for divining the future. Its basic text is traditionally attributed to three sages: King Wen, the Duke of Zhou, and >Confucius.

By tossing coins, rolling dice, using a computer, or, more traditionally, counting yarrow stalks, one can create a seemingly random combination of heads and tails, odd and even, yin and yang, to construct six lines (for example, solid for odd numbers and broken for even numbers). These six lines make up a hexagram that provides advice, predictions, and answers to questions on topics from love and career to family and finance.

Archetypal observations of the human dilemma were made that long ago, and they became part of the Chinese and Taoist outlook. While there have been many variations in the ensuing centuries, the core observations of rise and fall, fortune and misfortune, and life and death remain valid. They are worthy of study because all of us living today are limited by our age and our uncertainty of the future. Studying books like the I Ching reveals the patterns of history and gives us the chance to live with greater insight.

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Books by Deng Ming-Dao

I Ching – Book of Changes: Joseph Yu

I Ching - King Wen - 64 Hexagram arrangement

I Ching literally means the Book of Changes.

The I Ching is the most ancient book in China on analysis of the present situation with possible changes in the future.

Chinese philosophy advocates the belief that mankind is part of the Universe and that what happens in the near future can be predicted by what is currently in one’s mind.

What is in one’s mind can be transferred into apparently unrelated outcomes of a random experiment. Using the Text of I Ching these outcomes can be interpreted to predict the outcomes of various actions. Tossing coins is one such random experiment.

The original text of the I Ching is complex and profound even for the expert. I have extracted the essence of the text and made reference to our daily life experiences. The reading is then easy to understand.

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The words above were written by my Teacher, Master Joseph Yu, the founder of the Feng Shui Research Center based in Markham, Ontario north of Toronto.

Master Yu also advises and teaches Feng Shui and Astrology.