Lao Tzu

c.604 - 531 B.C.

A Quote by Lao Tzu on egotism, happiness, and pain

Pain and happiness are simply conditions of the ego. Forget the ego.

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

Source: The Hua Hu Ching, (46)

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on nature

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Remember: if you can cease all restless activity, your integral nature will appear.

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

Source: The Hua Hu Ching, (45)

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on egotism, ideas, names, and perception

The ego is entranced by ... names and ideas... (However) names and concepts only block your perception of this Great Oneness. Therefore it is wise to ignore them. Those who live inside their egos are continually bewildered.

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

Source: The Hua Hu Ching, (32)

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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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A Quote by Lao Tzu on death and present

To die but not to perish is to be eternally present.

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

Source: The Tao Te Ching, (33)

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on leadership, people, and work

When the effective leader is finished with his work, the people say it happened naturally.

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

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on certainty, earth, excellence, men, strength, superiority, water, weakness, yielding, and taoism

A man's excellence is like that of water; It benefits all things without striving; It takes to the low places shunned by men. Water is akin to Tao. . . . In all the earth nothing weaker than water, Yet in attacking the hard, nothing superior, Nothing so certain in wearing down strength: There is no way to resist it. Note then: The weak conquer the strong, The yielding outlast the aggressors.

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

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on ability, foolishness, ideas, information, and memory

The sense organs, which are limited in scope and ability, randomly gather information. This partial information is arranged into judgments, which are based on previous judgments, which are usually based on someone else's foolish ideas. These false concepts and ideas are then stored in a highly selective memory system.

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

Source: The Hua Hu Ching, (44)

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on mind, trying, and taoism

. . . These are notions of the mind, which is like a knife, always chipping away at the Tao, trying to render it graspable and manageable. But that which is beyond form is ungraspable, and that which is beyond knowing is unmanageable. There is, however, this consolation: She who lets go of the knife will find the Tao at her fingertips.

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

Source: The Hua Hu Ching, (13)

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on simplicity and path

This path is clearly defined and quite simple to follow, yet most lose themselves in ideological fogs of their own making.

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

Source: The Hua Hu Ching, (63)

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