Taoism Laozi and Daode Jing

Taoism Laozi and Daode Jing

Basic text of Taoist thought, the Daode Jing is of great conciseness, in comparison to the volumes that deal with various belief systems of the world: short verses that compose it, of great subtlety, are distinguished by their content suggestive rather than descriptive, likely to raise more questions than provide answers.

Also known as "Written in five thousand characters" together is attributed to Laozi, a Chinese sage Confucius considered contemporary lived in the sixth century BC: the texts were compiled into a collection in the fourth century BC.

The Daode Jing, also known as Tao-Te Ching, is a collection of writings of philosophical aphorisms that are designed not to be too explanatory, but still very hazy knowledge of the facts, because the Tao that can be told is not the true Tao , to paraphrase Laozi.
The rational mind is very limiting in describing the absolute, so who knows really can not go too into detail when describing it, because we need to describe anything necessarily "close" to a "picture" that can partially describe, but it's like trying to describe the taste that has an apple to a person who has never eaten or seen.
This was a message that the sage Laozi wanted to hand down to posterity, since knowledge is to be lived, can not be described, and not only was he who testified.
Unfortunately, this enlightened there is little information but many legends, so any news about him that you can find online or through ancient writings should serve to give an idea of the topic and person, but without too much dwelling on Laozi, but it is important familiarize yourself with the wisdom that is handed down to get the benefits derived from it.

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