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yin-yangLao-tzu is the author of Tao-te ching (Book of Tao and Te), which explains the main concepts of Taoism, such as: the Tao, wu-wei and wu, among others.

Despite his huge influence on the Chinese spiritual and religious life, little is known about Lao-tzu departing to Westhim. He would have lived during the Warring States period in China, as an archivist at the Royal court, and there he would have met the notorious Confucius to talk about rites.

Later on Lao-tzu would have retired to West, disgusted by the corruption of the political life, without leaving any trace. He is the archetype of the ancient Taoist Sage.

His teachings insisted on retirement from the world by keeping a low profile and practicing nondoing, that is, going along with the Tao.

Lao-tzu is an exciting character even today - mostly because his wisdom which is both obscure and fascinating.

This site is designed to offer valuable information about his biography and life philosophy - his Way - intended for people interested in these matters.


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