Taoism Lao Tzu Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Taoism Lao Tzu Sayings By Lao-Tzu: A man who knows how little he knows is well, a man who knows how A man who knows how little he knows is well, a man who knows how much he knows is sick. If, when you see the symptoms, you can tell, Your cure is quick.
A sound man knows that sickness makes him sick and before he catches it his cure is quick. — Lao-Tzu
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Taoism Lao Tzu Sayings By Lao-Tzu: Tao 'is' before wordsand before deeds Tao 'is' before words
and before deeds — Lao-Tzu
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Taoism Lao Tzu Sayings By Frederick Lenz: The primary quality that Lao Tzu seems to emobdy is humility, which is the image The primary quality that Lao Tzu seems to emobdy is humility, which is the image of water - seeking the common level of existence. — Frederick Lenz
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Taoism Lao Tzu Sayings By Frederick Lenz: Taoism is the way of water. The most frequent element or symbol refered to in Taoism is the way of water. The most frequent element or symbol refered to in Lao Tzu's wrtings is the symbol of water. — Frederick Lenz
Taoism Lao Tzu Sayings By Lao-Tzu: Who acts in stillness finds stillness in his life. Who acts in stillness finds stillness in his life. — Lao-Tzu
Taoism Lao Tzu Sayings By Lao-Tzu: The hard and mighty lie beneath the groundWhile the tender and weak dance on the The hard and mighty lie beneath the ground
While the tender and weak dance on the breeze above. — Lao-Tzu
Taoism Lao Tzu Sayings By Lao-Tzu: Those who know don't talk. Those who talk don't know. Close your mouth, block off Those who know don't talk. Those who talk don't know. Close your mouth, block off your senses, blunt your sharpness, untie your knots, soften your glare, settle your dust. This is the primal identity. Be like the Tao. It can't be approached or withdrawn from, benefited or harmed, honored or brought into disgrace. It gives itself up continually. That is why it endures. — Lao-Tzu
Taoism Lao Tzu Sayings By Lao-Tzu: Earth is a divine organismit cannot be successfully manipulatedWho attempts manipulation will encounter defeat Earth is a divine organism
it cannot be successfully manipulated
Who attempts manipulation will encounter defeat — Lao-Tzu
Taoism Lao Tzu Sayings By Lao-Tzu: Emptiness appears barrenyet is infinite fullness Emptiness appears barren
yet is infinite fullness — Lao-Tzu
Taoism Lao Tzu Sayings By Thomas Daniel Nehrer: But Lao Tzu's teaching suffers from the major problem endemic to such visionaries. In the But Lao Tzu's teaching suffers from the major problem endemic to such visionaries. In the intervening two and a half millennia, his words have been misinterpreted and distorted by generations of adherents until his message is riddled with meaningless ritual and dogma. Taoism contracted the conceptual plague: it became a religion. — Thomas Daniel Nehrer
Taoism Lao Tzu Sayings By Lao-Tzu: For the sageHeaven and Earth joinin bestowing the greatest gifts For the sage
Heaven and Earth join
in bestowing the greatest gifts — Lao-Tzu
Taoism Lao Tzu Sayings By Lao-Tzu: The Formless WayWe look at it, and do not see it; it is invisible.We listen The Formless Way
We look at it, and do not see it; it is invisible.
We listen to it, and do not hear it; it is inaudible.
We touch it, and do not feel it; it is intangible.
These three elude our inquiries, and hence merge into one.
Not by its rising, is it bright,
nor by its sinking, is it dark.
Infinite and eternal, it cannot be defined.
It returns to nothingness.
This is the form of the formless, being in non-being.
It is nebulous and elusive.
Meet it, and you do not see its beginning.
Follow it, and you do not see its end.
Stay with the ancient Way
in order to master what is present.
Knowing the primeval beginning is the essence of the Way. — Lao-Tzu
Taoism Lao Tzu Sayings By Lao-Tzu: How can one know the eternal origin?By letting go of ideasand allowing it to reveal How can one know the eternal origin?
By letting go of ideas
and allowing it to reveal itself — Lao-Tzu
Taoism Lao Tzu Sayings By Lao-Tzu: With those who are sincerethe sage is sincereWith those who are insincerethe sage is also With those who are sincere
the sage is sincere
With those who are insincere
the sage is also sincere
because the way of Tao is sincerity — Lao-Tzu
Taoism Lao Tzu Sayings By Lao-Tzu: Perfect tranquillity is the way of heaven and earth. Perfect tranquillity is the way of heaven and earth. — Lao-Tzu
Taoism Lao Tzu Sayings By Lao-Tzu: One gains by losing and loses by gaining. One gains by losing and loses by gaining. — Lao-Tzu
Taoism Lao Tzu Sayings By Alan W. Watts: According to tradition, the originator of Taoism, Lao-tzu, was an older contemporary of Kung Fu-tzu, According to tradition, the originator of Taoism, Lao-tzu, was an older contemporary of Kung Fu-tzu, or Confucius, who died in 479 B.C.1 Lao-tzu is said to have been the author of the Tao Te Ching, a short book of aphorisms, setting forth the principles of the Tao and its power or virtue (Te e). But traditional Chinese philosophy ascribes both Taoism and Confucianism to a still earlier source, to a work which lies at the very foundation of Chinese thought and culture, dating anywhere from 3000 to 1200 B.C. This is the I Ching, or Book of Changes. — Alan W. Watts
Taoism Lao Tzu Sayings By Lao-Tzu: To bear and not to own; to act and not lay claim; to do the To bear and not to own; to act and not lay claim; to do the work and let it go: for just letting it go is what makes it stay. — Lao-Tzu
Taoism Lao Tzu Sayings By Lao-Tzu: Doing nothing is better than being busy doing nothing. Doing nothing is better than being busy doing nothing. — Lao-Tzu
Taoism Lao Tzu Sayings By Lao-Tzu: Trying to understand is like straining through muddy water. Have the patience to wait! Be Trying to understand is like straining through muddy water. Have the patience to wait! Be still and allow the mud to settle. — Lao-Tzu
Taoism Lao Tzu Sayings By Lao-Tzu: Intellectual knowledge exists in and of the brain.Because the brain is part of the body, 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.
Insight, however, is a function of the spirit.
Because your spirit follows you through cycle after cycle of life, death, and rebirth, you have the opportunity of cultivating insight in an ongoing fashion.
Refined over time, insight becomes pure, constant, and unwavering.
This is the beginning of immortality. — Lao-Tzu
Taoism Lao Tzu Sayings By Alan W. Watts: But the transformation of consciousness undertaken in Taoism and Zen is more like the correction But the transformation of consciousness undertaken in Taoism and Zen is more like the correction of faulty perception or the curing of a disease. It is not an acquisitive process of learning more and more facts or greater and greater skills, but rather an unlearning of wrong habits and opinions. As Lao-tzu said, The scholar gains every day, but the Taoist loses every day. — Alan W. Watts
Taoism Lao Tzu Sayings By Alan W. Watts: For Lao-tzu's Taoism is the philosophical equivalent of jujitsu, or judo, which means the way For Lao-tzu's Taoism is the philosophical equivalent of jujitsu, or judo, which means the way of gentleness. Its basis is the principle of Tao, which may be translated the Way of Nature. But in the Chinese language the word which we render as "nature" has a special meaning not found in its English equivalent. Translated literally, it means "self-so." For to the Chinese, nature is what works and moves by itself without having to be shoved about, wound up, or controlled by conscious effort. Your heart beats "self-so," and, if you would give it half a chance, your mind can function "self-so" - though most of us are much too afraid of ourselves to try the experiment. — Alan W. Watts