Thursday, September 27, 2012

Quotes of the Day: Lao Tzu Edition

 A little history lesson for the morning

 Lao Tzu was born around the year 604 B.C. in Louyang, China to the name Li Erh with a head of completely white hair. The was the name Lao Tzu given to him later on in life when he worked for the King of Zhou in Louyang as the keeper of the imperial archives. It translates to mean "The Old Master." It seems that through is experiences working with kings and government, he realized he would not be able to find satisifaction with his life the way it was. He left town and moved along the China border towards Tibet.

Upon reaching the border, a guard stopped him. That guard asked him to record his teaching because he knew that Lau Tzu would not return. Lau Tzu decided for three days to compose a book of all his wisdom. The book was an amazing 5250 word two-sectioned piece of literature named The Tao Te Ching, meaning The Book of The Way. After Writing the Tao Te Ching Lao Tzu disappeared into the wilderness and was never seen again. (Source)

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.

Anticipate the difficult by managing the easy.

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

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

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

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

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