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Lao Tzu

Tao Te Ching (with commentary)

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The Tao Te Ching is one of the world's oldest and most treasured pieces of literature. Written around 2,500 years ago by the enigmatic Lao Tzu, its timeless wisdom and transformative message remain every bit as relevant today. The text, presented here in its entirety, includes commentary on all 81 verses. Through his subtle and poetic words, Lao Tzu explores the workings of the cosmos and the essential nature of mankind, offering a way of living that brings us back into the harmonious flow of the natural world.
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    Paul Eskekildehas quoted5 years ago
    According to Lao Tzu, what keeps us fixated on objects is desire. Desire obscures our perception and keeps us locked in a ceaseless mode of acquisition and attainment. By keeping desire in check, our mind and senses relax
    Bakhyt Kadyrovahas quoted8 months ago
    When life is simple,
    pretences fall away;
    our essential nature shines through.

    When there is no desire,
    all things are at peace.
    When there is silence,
    one finds the anchor of the universe
    within oneself.
    Bakhyt Kadyrovahas quoted8 months ago
    Those who know others are intelligent;
    those who know themselves have true wisdom.
    Those who master others have strength;
    those who master themselves have true power.

    To realise that you have enough
    is true wealth.

    One who keeps his course
    surely lives long.
    One who gives himself to the Tao
    surely lives forever.

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