Lao Tzu

c.604 - 531 B.C.

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 emptiness and existence

We put thirty spokes to make a wheel: But it is on the hole in the center that the use of the cart hinges. We make a vessel from a lump of clay; But it is the empty space within the vessel that makes it useful. We make doors and windows for a room; But it is the empty spaces that make the room livable. Thus, while existence has advantages, It is the emptiness that makes it useful.

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

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on beginning, benevolence, disorder, losing, truth, and virtue

When virtue is lost, benevolence appears; when benevolence is lost, right conduct appears; when right conduct is lost, expedience appears. Expediency is the mere shadow of right and truth; it is the beginning of disorder.

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

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on achievement, enemies, friendship, good, and honor

He who has achieved this state Is unconcerned with friends and enemies, With good and harm, with honor and disgrace. This therefore is the highest state of man.

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

Source: The Tao Te Ching, (56)

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on divinity, life, and universe

Because he is a living divinity, when he acts, the universe acts.

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

Source: The Hua Hu Ching, (77)

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on simplicity, time, truth, universe, and path

By following this simple path, you become extraordinary, unfathomable, a being of profound cosmic subtlety. You outlive time and space by realizing the subtle truth of the universe.

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

Source: The Hua Hu Ching, (78)

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on indifference, men, men and women, service, suffering, understanding, women, world, and taoism

Who can enjoy enlightenment and remain indifferent to suffering in the world? This is not in keeping with the Way. Only those who increase their service along with their understanding can be called men and women of Tao.

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

Source: The Hua Hu Ching, (53)

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on awareness, spontaneity, struggle, and unity

Once you arrive {at a spontaneous awareness of the Great Oneness}, remember: it isn't necessary to struggle to maintain unity with it. All you have to do is participate in it.

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

Source: The Hua Hu Ching, (48)

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on awareness, body, death, egotism, emotion, guidance, life, self-awareness, virtue, and wisdom

The new life created by the final integration is self-aware yet without ego, capable of inhabiting a body yet not attached to it, and guided by wisdom rather than emotion. Whole and virtuous, it can never die.

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

Source: The Hua Hu Ching, (66)

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on death, egotism, heart, ideas, life, skepticism, and taoism

Can you dissolve your ego? Can you abandon the idea of self and other? Can you relinquish the notions of male and female, short and long, life and death? Can you let go of all these dualities and embrace the Tao without skepticism or panic? If so, you can reach the heart of the Integral Oneness.

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

Source: The Hua Hu Ching, (14)

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