Lao Tzu

At the center of your being you have the answer.

Lao Tzu lived around 500 B.C, exact dates are unknown. Lao Tzu was not his real name, but a title, meaning "Old Master."  He did not want to write down his understanding;  he believed that would result in a formalized dogma.  He did not want his students to follow a rigid code of behavior, but have an intuitive perception of the natural way of life.  Toward the end, he was persuaded to write down his thoughts.  The compilation of his eighty-one sayings is the TAO TE CHING (the Way of All Life) the most translated work after the Bible.


         translated - The Way that can be grasped is not the unchanging Way The Name that can be spoken is not the eternal Name. Nameless is the Creator of Heaven and Earth. naming is the mother of all thought. Free from desire, the hidden becomes clear Clinging to desire, only the surface is known. When people define superior inferior is created When people identify good its opposite comes into being Therefore the Master must act without acting must teach without saying a word Things come, he takes no credit things go and he lets them go The Way is like an empty container: there is nothing there, yet that is its purpose it is invisible to the eye, yet it can be seen the more you use it, the more useful it becomes. How does one attain One Mind? By untieing the knots to the self. How does one untie knots to the self? By accessing One Mind.

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