Lao Tzu

c.604 - 531 B.C.

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 confusion and mind

Distortion upon distortion: . . . the more one uses the mind, the more confused one becomes.

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

Source: The Hua Hu Ching, (44)

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on doubt, imagination, knowledge, and truth

Don't imagine that you'll discover {the truth} by accumulating more knowledge. Knowledge creates doubt, and doubt makes you ravenous for more knowledge. You can't get full eating this way.

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

Source: The Hua Hu Ching, (38)

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on thinking

Dualistic thinking is a sickness.

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

Source: The Hua Hu Ching, (47)

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on body, confession, fashion, information, mind, religion, science, words, and taoism

I confess that there is nothing to teach: no religion, no science, no body of information which will lead your mind back to the Tao. Today I speak in this fashion, tomorrow in another, but always the Integral Way is beyond words and beyond mind.

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

Source: The Hua Hu Ching, (p. 8)

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on day, learning, and taoism

In the pursuit of learning, every day something is acquired. In the pursuit of Tao, every day something is dropped.

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

Source: The Tao Te Ching, (48)

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on body, day, death, existence, facts, knowledge, and spirituality

Intellectual knowledge exists in and of the brain. Because the brain is part of the body, which must one day expire, this collection of facts, however large and impressive, will expire as well. {But spiritual insight transcends death.}

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

Source: The Hua Hu Ching, (35)

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on intelligence and wisdom

. . . Intelligence is not the same thing as wisdom.

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

Source: The Hua Hu Ching, (77)

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on honor, humility, and universe

Know honor, Yet keep humility. Be the valley of the universe! Being the valley of the universe, Ever true and resourceful, Return to the state of the uncarved block.

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

Source: The Tao Te Ching, (28)

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on earth

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Mask your brightness. Be at one with the dust of the earth. This is primal union.

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

Source: The Tao Te Ching, (56)

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