Profound Accordance

Lao Tzu's Treatise on the Way of Heaven

ISBN: 978-1-7923-8533-9
By: Sieving, David


As in walking we learn to harmonize with the law of gravity, so in living we learn to harmonize with the natural order. By this understanding of the term, one must develop a certain mastery of Taoist philosophy in order to remain alive. What departs the Way is already doomed, posits Lao, thus validating this understanding of his teachings as a nature philosophy which, like the nearly contemporaneous Athenian enlightenment, crested thousands of years ahead of its modern reawakening. More generally, we live well to the degree that we practice Taoism well - the practical philosophy as originated by Lao Tzu, that is, not to be confused with the alchemist religion that inevitably cropped up later. As the 6th Century BCE military philosopher Sun Tzu taught the art of victorious warfare (based in part on Lao’s doctrine), so Lao teaches the art of victorious living. The Companion Volume to this work is The Way of Ages: Unearthing the Practical Essence of Ancient Wisdom by D.L. Sieving.


David Sieving

David Ludwig Sieving is a member of the Upsilon Pi Epsilon computer sciences honor society, a Fellow of the British Interplanetary Society and the author of the following books, patent and articles: The Way of Ages: Unearthing the Practical Essence of Ancient Wisdom (Amazon, 2016); Profound Accordance: Lao Tzu’s Treatise on the Way of Heaven (Amazon, 2016); Atlantis Revisited: A Scientific Analysis of Plato's Atlantis Myth (YouTube, 2021-22); Gravity Differential Conditioning Facility and Method of Use (U.S. Pat. No. 5,302,130), Official Gazette, U.S. Dept of Commerce, 12 April 1994; A Centrifugal Habitat for Reduced Gravity Environments, Journal of the British Interplanetary Society, 49/3, 83-96 (1996); An Engineering Approach to Miogravity Syndrome, Aviation, Space and Environmental Medicine, 108/4, 346-348 (1997).