Lessons from Lao Tzu

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The sayings of Lao Tzu, the ancient Chinese philosopher and reputed author of the Tao Te Ching, remain true today as they did in 6th Century B.C. and have inspired countless books on rules for life. Here are a few of them:

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

He who is contented is rich.

Great acts are made up of small deeds. 

When I let go of what I am, I become what I can be. 

Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power. 

From caring comes power. 

He who obtains has little. He who scatters has much. 

Manifest plainness, embrace simplicity, reduce selfishness, have few desires. 

If you realize that all things change, there is nothing you will try to hold on to. If you are not afraid of dying, there is nothing you cannot achieve

One who is too insistent on his own views, finds few to agree with him.

All things in the world come from being. And being comes from non-being.

By letting it go it all gets done. The world is won by those who let it go. But when you try and try. The world is beyond the winning.

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.

Silence is a source of great strength


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