Laozi -575 - -500 (75)

The journey of a thousand kilometres begins with one step.


Tao Te Ching

Laozi (or Lao-Tzu) is one of the most important figures in Chinese philosophy, he is considered the founder of Taoism, which along with Confucianism and Buddhism are the 3 major religions of China, at the same time as the Golden Age of Athens. We know almost nothing about the life, to the point that some people question his existence, claiming that the work that established him as the founder of Taoism, was the work of many philoshopers that someone compiled in 81 short chapters. However, there is evidence that Lao Tzu worked in the Zhu Imperial Library and that he was older than Confucius, with whom he had a series of important discussions for about 2 months when the latter visited the library. The work attributed to Lao Tzu, "Tao Te Ching" covers many aspects of philosophy, from individualized spirituality to interpersonal relationships and political techniques. Tao means road, energy, course of energy. It is the idea of ​​a higher reality that transcends worldly.

Experiencing the Tao means experiencing the real, the higher, the spiritual. LAozi in his book states that in order to follow the Tao, one must be serene, pure, purified, and always act unselfishly. To follow intuition and not desires, the path of the heart. To live his life with simplicity and austerity. Three things distinguish the wise. Kindness, Temperance, Peace. Good and evil necessarily coexist, the more you give, the more you have, this is the Justice of the Tao, this is the inner Way of Lao Tzu.