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Was Lao tzu non dualist ?
« on: October 24, 2012, 02:47:46 AM »
Hello everybody,

I have recently ready some Lao tzu quotes, through reading his quotes they seem to have a non dualist background.

I was wondering if anybody knows of Lao tzu and maybe might have a better understanding if he is or isn't of non dualistic background.

A few of his quotes

Be Content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.

Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.

One may know the world without going out of doors

To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.

The way to do is to be.

Life and death are one thread, the same line viewed from different sides.

I do not concern myself with gods and spirits either good or evil nor do I serve any

Am curious to read the views of others.

Thank you


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Re: Was Lao tzu non dualist ?
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2012, 03:07:46 AM »
Dear ivac_d, What i know about Lao Tzu is that he was philosopher and mystic in ancient China,and his approach was simplicity and humility,leading people to their natural,desireless state,called Tao. I personaly see Him like non dualist. With love and prayers,


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Re: Was Lao tzu non dualist ?
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2012, 12:51:15 PM »
Dear ivac-d,

From his writings and sayings, I consider Lao Tzu as non dualistic. But His sayings are sometimes confusing and one cannot
conclude for sure.

Arunachala Siva.