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Lao Tzu, (Chinese: 老子, Mandarin: [làu̯.tsɨ]; commonly translated as “Old Master”, Laozi, Chinese: “Master Lao”) deified as Lao Jun, Tai Shang Lao-Jun, or Tai Shang Xuanyuan Huangdi, also called Lao Dun or Lao Dan, (flourished 6th century BCE, China), the first philosopher of Chinese Daoism and the alleged author of the Daodejing, a primary Daoist writing.

Lao Tzu is venerated as a philosopher by Confucians and as a saint or god in popular religion and was worshipped as an imperial ancestor during the Tang dynasty (618–907).

A semi-legendary figure, Lao Tzu was usually portrayed as a 6th-century BCE contemporary of Confucius, but some modern historians consider him to have lived during the Warring States period of the 4th century BCE.

A central figure in Chinese culture, Laozi is claimed by both the emperors of the Tang dynasty and modern people of the Li surname as a founder of their lineage.

Lao Tzu’s work has been embraced by both various anti-authoritarian movements and Chinese Legalism.

Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu ( Verses 1)

The Tao that can be told, is not the eternal Tao.

The name that can be named, is not the eternal name.

The Tao is both named and nameless.

As nameless it is the origin of all things;

as named it is the Mother of 10,000 things.

Ever desire-less, one can see the mystery;

ever desiring, one sees only the manifestations,

And the mystery itself is the doorway

             to all understanding.

The Tao that can be told, is not the eternal Tao.

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Life Box – Quote of the day

Lao Tzu, (Chinese: 老子, Mandarin: [làu̯.tsɨ]; commonly translated as “Old Master”, Laozi, Chinese: “Master Lao”) deified as Lao Jun, Tai Shang Lao-Jun, or Tai Shang Xuanyuan Huangdi, also called Lao Dun or Lao Dan, (flourished 6th century BCE, China), the first philosopher of Chinese Daoism and the alleged author of the Daodejing, a primary Daoist writing.

© Laozi in E. T. C. Werner’s Myths and Legends of China

Lao Tzu is venerated as a philosopher by Confucians and as a saint or god in popular religion and was worshipped as an imperial ancestor during the Tang dynasty (618–907).

A semi-legendary figure, Lao Tzu was usually portrayed as a 6th-century BCE contemporary of Confucius, but some modern historians consider him to have lived during the Warring States period of the 4th century BCE.

© Confucius meets Laozi, Shih Kang, Yuan dynasty

A central figure in Chinese culture, Laozi is claimed by both the emperors of the Tang dynasty and modern people of the Li surname as a founder of their lineage.

Laozi’s work has been embraced by both various anti-authoritarian movements and Chinese Legalism.

Reference Source Attribution © https://www.britannica.com/biography/Laozi & https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laozi

Painting 1 Attribution © Artist Unstated, (Page 72, Edward Theodore Chalmers Werner’s Myths and Legends of China on Project Gutenberg)

Source Attribution https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laozi#/media/File:Lao_Tzu_-_Project_Gutenberg_eText_15250.jpg

Painting 2 Attribution © Confucius meets Laozi, Shih Kang, Yuan dynasty

Source Attribution https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laozi#/media/File:Konfuzius-laozi.jpg

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Life Box – Quote of the day

Lao Tzu, (Chinese: 老子, Mandarin: [làu̯.tsɨ]; commonly translated as “Old Master”, Laozi, Chinese: “Master Lao”) deified as Lao Jun, Tai Shang Lao-Jun, or Tai Shang Xuanyuan Huangdi, also called Lao Dun or Lao Dan, (flourished 6th century BCE, China), the first philosopher of Chinese Daoism and the alleged author of the Daodejing, a primary Daoist writing.

© Laozi in E. T. C. Werner’s Myths and Legends of China

Lao Tzu is venerated as a philosopher by Confucians and as a saint or god in popular religion and was worshipped as an imperial ancestor during the Tang dynasty (618–907).

A semi-legendary figure, Lao Tzu was usually portrayed as a 6th-century BCE contemporary of Confucius, but some modern historians consider him to have lived during the Warring States period of the 4th century BCE.

© Confucius meets Laozi, Shih Kang, Yuan dynasty

A central figure in Chinese culture, Laozi is claimed by both the emperors of the Tang dynasty and modern people of the Li surname as a founder of their lineage.

Laozi’s work has been embraced by both various anti-authoritarian movements and Chinese Legalism.

Reference Source Attribution © https://www.britannica.com/biography/Laozi & https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laozi

Painting 1 Attribution © Artist Unstated, (Page 72, Edward Theodore Chalmers Werner’s Myths and Legends of China on Project Gutenberg)

Source Attribution https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laozi#/media/File:Lao_Tzu_-_Project_Gutenberg_eText_15250.jpg

Painting 2 Attribution © Confucius meets Laozi, Shih Kang, Yuan dynasty

Source Attribution https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laozi#/media/File:Konfuzius-laozi.jpg

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