Laozi Lao-tse, Laotze, Lao-Tsu, Laocius,
(6th century BC -According to Chinese tradition)
(4th century BС – Another version)
Category: Votaries of Spirit
Occupation: Spiritual teacher, philosopher
Specification: Founder of Taoism. The author of the Daodejing (Tao Te Ching).
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Daodejing’s ideas: Man follows the Earth. Earth follows Heaven. Heaven follows the Tao. The Tao follows only itself.
Duality of nature that complements each other instead of competing with each other- the two faces of the same coin – one cannot exist without the other.
The harder one tries, the more resistance one creates for oneself.
The more one acts in harmony with the universe (the Mother of the myriad things), the more one will achieve, with less effort.
The qualities of flexibility and suppleness, especially as exemplified by water, are superior to rigidity and strength.
Soft overcomes hard, weak overcomes strong.
Everything is in its own time and place. Know when it’s time to stop.
Live simply. Humility is the highest virtue.
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