The word Tao or Dao has a lot of meaning in the Chinese context. In layman’s term, it means connection with mother nature.
We teach the basic principles of human interaction put forward by Confucius over 2,500 years ago. Confucius believes that a good society begins with the family unit and a good family unit begins with the individual. His ideas are based on genuine respect and compassion for each other. Therefore, to change the world for the better, we must first not change others; we must change ourselves.
I-Kuan Tao is also commonly referred to as “Yi Guan Dao”. In Chinese, “Yi” means one, “Guan” means immediate connection and “Dao” means path, the way or Truth. Putting the three words together, it means “The Truth that unifies all”.
In the spiritual sense, I-Kuan Tao shares the same belief system with major religions such as Taoism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Christianity and Islam – To enable one to return back to the original source. This journey requires one to put moral values such as sincerity, respect, humility and compassion into practice. We commonly refer to this process as “cultivation”.
Although I-Kuan Tao has Chinese roots, cultivation is not restricted to any race, language or religion as we are spiritually the same. In essence, I-Kuan Tao seeks to bring humankind closer to the spiritual essence by drawing upon the goodness of all faiths. By first improving oneself, we can eventually change the world for a better place.