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Lao Tzu

“The Way of Heaven is to benefit others and not to injure. The Way of the sage is to act but not to compete."

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Zero or the empty space has tremendous value in Taoism. Emptiness or Non-being is eternal, unknowable and intangible. Tao is also non-being, the hidden qualities and beauty of all living things.

  • Lao-Tzu (pronounced as lao-zuh) was a sage in Ancient China who founded Taoism.
  • Tao means ‘the way’ and is the pathway towards simplicity, harmony and real contentment. It is termed as the ultimate power that provides order in the universe.
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Doing nothing, non-action or not forcefully acting is one of Lao-Tzu’s well-known teachings. We mistakenly think this is akin to being lazy, and doing absolutely nothing. What Lao-Tzu means is that we should not do anything that is not in accordance with Tao. It means swimming with the ti...

Taoism observes that even the largest tree grows from a tiny shoot. A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

According to Taoism, one must admit that there is a lot left to be known, and not try to dictate everything to others. One must give freedom to society to find its own rhythm and natural balance.

Lao Tzu has said: "He who is contented is rich."

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