Lao tzu

  1. What did Lao Tzu say about Government and leadership
    If you want to govern the people,You must place yourself below them.If you want to lead people,You must learn how to follow them.
  2. What did Lao Tzu say about wisdom and learning
    In pursuit of knowledge, every day something is acquired. In pursuit of wisdom, every day something is dropped.
  3. What did Lao Tzu say about the past and the present
    In pursuit of knowledge, every day something is acquired. In pursuit of wisdom, every day something is dropped.
  4. What did Lao Tzu say about the heart that gives?
    The heart that gives, gathers.
  5. What did Lao Tzu say about thinking?
    • He said several things about this.
    • 1. Stop thinking, and end your problems.
    • 2. Too much thinking causes confusion and anxietybetter to stick with the simplicity of Tao.
  6. What did Lao Tzu say about kindness
    Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
  7. What did Lao Tzu say about respect?
    When you are content to be simply yourself and don't compare or compete, everyone will respect you.
  8. What is the phrase for the “ The mother of 10,000 things” ? How does this name not being the eternal name relate?
    “The name that can be named is not the eternal name. The nameless is the beginning of heaven and earth.”

    • Ten Thousand Things refer to the multitude of daily distractions that cloud our minds and clutter our lives. This is the realm of the tedious, the mundane, and everything that disconnects us from our higher spiritual potential.
    • But at the same time, it is necessary to understand that the Ten Thousand Things are a direct product of the Tao. In other words, denying our material bodies and our mundane responsibilities will not bring us any closer to union with the ultimate and the unnamable.

    FULL QUOTE: The Tao that can be told is not the eternal Tao. The name that can be named is not the eternal name. The nameless is the beginning of heaven and earth. The named is the mother of ten thousand things. Ever desireless, one can see the mystery. Ever desiring, one can see the manifestations. These two spring from the same source but differ in name; this appears as darkness. Darkness within darkness. The gate to all mystery.
  9. How does the number 1 to 3 and 10,000 play into Lao Tzu? What does 4 represent?
    • To live in harmony with the Tao, we must embrace all things. That includes the following:
    • That which cannot be named;
    • The One, whom we might call God, or Gaia, or Brahman;
    • The Two, which we might call Yin and Yang, or good and evil;
    • The Three, or our own souls and spirits;
    • And the Ten Thousand, meaning our physical bodies, our worldly duties and our countless distractions.
    • Where four is the Earth.
  10. Who is the famous philosopher that proposed simplicity in life?
    Lao Tzu is believed to have been a Chinese philosopher (a person who seeks to answer questions about humans and their place in the universe) and the accepted author of the Tao te ching, the main text of Taoist thought. He is considered the father of Chinese Taoism (a philosophy that advocates living a simple life).
  11. Around what time was the Tao Te Ching (teaching) written?
    300BCE. What about the time this Chinese philosopher wrote this book.
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