Lao Tzu

c.604 - 531 B.C.

A Quote by Lao Tzu on awareness, clarity, meditation, mind, silence, simplicity, present, world, and taoism

Do you think that you can clear your mind by sitting constantly in silent meditation? This makes your mind narrow, not clear. Integral awareness is fluid and adaptable, present in all places and at all times. That is true meditation. . . . The Tao is clear and simple, and it doesn't avoid the world.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Source: The Hua Hu Ching, (52)

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on awareness, direction, observation, purity, present, and wisdom

. . . integral wisdom involves a direct participation in every moment: the observer and the observed are dissolved in the light of pure awareness, and no mental concepts or attitudes are present to dim that light.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Source: The Hua Hu Ching, (26)

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on learning

He who knows others is learned.  He who knows himself is wise.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Source: Tao Te Ching

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on assumptions, brothers, children, clarity, faith, friendship, honor, love, parenthood, practice, problems, responsibility, simplicity, sister, understanding, virtue, and work

Why not simply honor your parents, love your children, help your brothers and sisters, be faithful to your friends, care for your mate with devotion, complete your work cooperatively and joyfully, assume responsibility for problems, practice virtue without first demanding it of others, understand the highest truths yet retain an ordinary manner? That would be true clarity, true simplicity, true mastery.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Source: The Hua Hu Ching, (52)

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on life, present, and taoism

(The Tao) is always present and always available. . . . If you are willing to be lived by it, you will see it everywhere, even in the most ordinary things.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Source: The Hua Hu Ching, (22)

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on time and taoism

Worlds and particles, bodies and beings, time and space: All are transient expressions of the Tao.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Source: The Hua Hu Ching, (33)

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on ideas, kindness, patience, and work

Abandon fancy theologies and imaginary ideas and do some ordinary daily work... {Engage in this work with} unswerving kindness and unending patience.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Source: The Hua Hu Ching, (72)

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on darkness, giving, virtue, world, and taoism

Giving to others selflessly and anonymously, radiating light throughout the world and illuminating your own darkness, your virtue becomes a sanctuary for yourself and all beings. That is what is meant by embodying the Tao.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Source: The Hua Hu Ching, (47)

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on action, practice, and work

Practice non-action. Work without doing.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Source: The Tao Te Ching, (63)

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on acceptance, body, perception, truth, understanding, and universe

Simply see that you are at the center of the universe, and accept all things and beings as parts of your infinite body. When you perceive that an act done to another is done to yourself, you have understood the great truth.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Source: The Hua Hu Ching, (42)

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