Lao Tzu

c.604 - 531 B.C.

A Quote by Lao Tzu on country

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You should rule a great country As you would fry a small fish- With the least turning.

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

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on evolution, freedom, gifts, reward, spirituality, understanding, and taoism

Understand this if nothing else: spiritual freedom and oneness with the Tao are not randomly bestowed gifts, but the rewards of conscious self-transformation and self-evolution.

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

Source: The Hua Hu Ching, (70)

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on genius

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To see things in the seed, that is genius.

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

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on listening, prayer, sacred, spirituality, wishes, and taoism

Chanting is no more holy than listening to the murmur of a stream, counting prayer beads no more sacred than simply breathing. . . . If you wish to attain oneness with the Tao, don't get caught up in spiritual superficialities.

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

Source: The Hua Hu Ching, (47)

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on journeys

A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.

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

Source: The Way of Lao-Tsu

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on dance, divinity, existence, failure, immortality, energy, universe, and taoism

There are three layers to the universe. In the lower, Tai Ching, and the middle, Shan Ching, the hindrance of a physical bodily existence is required. Those who fail to live consistently in accord with the Tao reside here. In the upper, Yu Ching, there is only Tao: the bondage of form is broken, and the only thing existing is the exquisite energy dance of the immortal divine beings.

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

Source: The Hua Hu Ching, (63)

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on achievement, failure, and success

Failure is the foundation of success, and the means by which it is achieved.

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

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on feeling, mind, practice, sacred, work, and taoism

Does one scent appeal more than another? Do you prefer this flavor, or that feeling? Is your practice sacred and your work profane? Then your mind is separated: from itself, from oneness, from the Tao.

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

Source: The Hua Hu Ching, (11)

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on experience, life, and time

If you attach yourself to gross energies -- loving this person, hating that clan, rejecting one experience or habitually indulging in another -- then you will lead a series of heavy, attached lives. This can go on for a very long and tedious time.

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

Source: The Hua Hu Ching, (34)

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on practice, virtue, taoism, and path

The first practice is the practice of undiscriminating virtue: take care of those who are deserving; also, and equally, take care of those who are not. When you extend your virtue in all directions without discriminating, you feet are firmly planted on the path that returns to the Tao.

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

Source: The Hua Hu Ching, (2)

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