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Laozi

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Laozi

Laozi also referred to as Lao-Tzu, Lao-Zi , translated from Chinese "Old Master", was a philosopher of ancient China. He is considered one of the most important philosophers of Chinese civilization and he is held responsible for writing the Dao De Ching or Tao Te Ching, the essential work of Taoism. According to Chinese traditions, Laozi lived in the 6th century BCE. Some historians contend that he actually lived in the 5th-4th century BCE, concurrent with the Hundred Schools of Thought and Warring States period.

Friday Oct 25, 2019

Laozi: The best fighter

The best fighter is never angry.

Monday Sep 2, 2019

Laozi: The Truth

The truth is not always beautiful, nor beautiful words the truth.

Wednesday Jul 17, 2019

Laozi: The Prisoner

Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner.

Thursday Jun 20, 2019

Laozi: The past, the future and the present

If you are depressed, you are living in the past.

If you are anxious, you are living in the future.

If you are at peace, you are living in the present.

Friday Oct 19, 2018

Laozi: A still mind

To a mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.

Thursday May 24, 2018

Laozi: Love the world

Love the world as your own self;
then you can truly care for all things.

Tuesday Nov 29, 2016

Laozi: New beginnings

New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings.

Tuesday Nov 8, 2016

Laozi gives us 6 suggestions

In dwelling, live close to the ground.
In thinking, keep to the simple.
In conflict, be fair and generous.
In governing, don't try to control.
In work, do what you enjoy.
In family life, be completely present.

Tuesday Oct 25, 2016

Laozi: Clear water

Do you have the patience to wait
until your mud settles
and the water is clear?

Tuesday Jul 12, 2016

Laozi: Love and Courage

Because of a great love, one is courageous.

Tuesday Jun 28, 2016

Laozi: The key to growth

The key to growth is the introduction of higher dimensions of consciousness into our awareness.

Tuesday Jun 14, 2016

Laozi: Be Content

Be Content with what you have;
rejoice in the way things are.
When you realize
there is nothing lacking,
the whole world belongs to you.

Tuesday Jun 7, 2016

Laozi: The strongest passion

Love is of all passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart and the senses.

Tuesday May 17, 2016

Laozi: Caring and courage

From caring comes courage.

Tuesday May 10, 2016

Laozi: Trust

He who does not trust enough, will not be trusted.

Tuesday May 3, 2016

Laozi: Enough is enough

He who knows that enough is enough will always have enough.

Tuesday Apr 26, 2016

Laozi: Music in the soul

Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.

Tuesday Apr 12, 2016

Laozi: How to respond

Respond intelligently even to unintelligent treatment.

Tuesday Apr 5, 2016

Laozi: The teachings

I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.

Tuesday Mar 29, 2016

Laozi: The difficult and the easy

Anticipate the difficult by managing the easy.

Tuesday Mar 22, 2016

Laozi: Acts

Great acts are made up of small deeds.

Tuesday Mar 15, 2016

Laozi: Soft and hard

The softest things in the world overcome the hardest things in the world.

Tuesday Mar 8, 2016

Laozi: The Snow Goose

The snow goose need not bathe to make itself white. Neither need you do anything but be yourself.

Tuesday Mar 1, 2016

Laozi: The root and its stillness

The ten thousand things flourish and then each returns to the root from which it came. Returning to the root is stillness. Through stillness each fulfills its destiny.

Tuesday Feb 23, 2016

Laozi: How we see things

To see things in the seed, that is genius.

Tuesday Feb 16, 2016

Laozi: Intuitive understanding

The power of intuitive understanding will protect you from harm until the end of your days.

Tuesday Feb 9, 2016

Laozi: You have got the answer

At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.

Tuesday Feb 2, 2016

Laozi: The true person

The True Person benefits yet expects no reward, does the work and moves on. There is no desire to be considered better than others.

Tuesday Jan 19, 2016

Laozi: A decent person

How could a decent person ever rejoice in victory and delight in the slaughter of men.

Tuesday Dec 29, 2015

Laozi: Your greatest treasures

Simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures. Simple in actions and thoughts, you return to the source of being. Patient with both friends and enemies, you accord with the way things are. Compassionate toward yourself, you reconcile all beings in the world.

Tuesday Sep 15, 2015

Laozi: Correct your mind

If you correct your mind, the rest of your life will fall into place.

Tuesday May 26, 2015

Laozi: Predicting and knowledge

Those who have knowledge, don't predict.
Those who predict, don't have knowledge.

Tuesday May 19, 2015

Laozi: Love and courage

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength,
while loving someone deeply gives you courage.

Tuesday May 12, 2015

Laozi: How so you see your enemies?

Man's enemies are not demons, but human beings like himself.

Tuesday May 5, 2015

Laozi: Violence

Violence, even well intentioned,
always rebounds upon oneself.

Tuesday Apr 28, 2015

Laozi: Do you talk a lot?

He who talks more is sooner exhausted.

Tuesday Apr 21, 2015

Laozi: Do you know youself?

Knowing others is wisdom,
knowing yourself is Enlightenment.

Tuesday Apr 14, 2015

Laozi: Understanding or not understanding

To realize that you do not understand is a virtue; Not to realize that you do not understand is a defect.

Tuesday Apr 7, 2015

Laozi: Giving and taking

If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence.

Tuesday Mar 31, 2015

Laozi: The Ant and the ox

An ant on the move does more than a dozing ox.

Monday Mar 23, 2015

Laozi: Nature

Nature does not hurry,
yet everything is accomplished.

Monday Mar 16, 2015

Laozi: Be yourself

When you are content to be simply yourself and don't compare or compete,  everybody will respect you.

Wednesday Feb 18, 2015

Laozi: Conquer yourself

He who conquers others is strong.
He who conquers himself is mighty.

Tuesday Dec 30, 2014

Laozi: What does Kindness create?

Kindness in words creates confidence.
Kindness in thinking creates profoundness.
Kindness in giving creates love.

Tuesday Apr 1, 2014

Laozi: Your Journey

The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.

Monday Mar 24, 2014

Laozi:The best leader

A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.

Thursday Mar 20, 2014

Laozi: Silence

Silence is a source of great strength.

Wednesday Mar 12, 2014

Laozi: How to succeed

People in their handlings of affairs often fail when they are about to succeed. If one remains as careful at the end as he was at the beginning, there will be no failure.

Tuesday Feb 18, 2014

Laozi: Internal Peace

One can not reflect in streaming water. Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.

Tuesday Dec 17, 2013

Laozi: Spontaneous changes

Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them - that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.

Friday Sep 20, 2013

Laozi: The key to our growth

The key to growth is the introduction of higher dimensions of consciousness into our awareness.

Friday Sep 6, 2013

Laozi: Intuitive understanding

The power of intuitive understanding will protect you from harm until the end of your days.

Tuesday Aug 20, 2013

Laozi: Mind where you are going

If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.