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There was supposed to be a dude called Lao-tzu. Although, apparently, he was not a dude – maybe many dudes. No one knows because he lived super long ago. The only texts about the shit he said are found in super old graves, which is not ideal. Luckily: it doesn’t matter. Literally: according to what Lao-tzu allegedly taught, it doesn’t matter if he existed. A Taoist should not have a biography, nor a date on which he died or was born – such things are trivial. That would never be of concern to a Taoist. Taoism does not fall under an umbrella or a definition of organized religion. Nor it should, because it’s really not a religion. It’s way simpler than any religion could possibly be. It’s so easy and simple that it may be the simplest and easiest thing ever. In fact, it’s so simple and easy that it’s extremely difficult. One could say that rocks practice Taoism better than most human beings could dream of. Mainly because it can’t be even practiced. Indeed, the concept of   effortless effort  (無爲) is one of the principles of taoísm. What a paradox, right? Makes the mind shit himself. Now take a look …

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There was supposed to be a dude called Lao-tzu. Although, apparently, he was not a dude – maybe many dudes. No one knows because he lived super long ago. The only texts about the shit he said are found in super old graves, which is not ideal. Luckily: it doesn't matter. Literally: according to what Lao-tzu allegedly taught, it doesn't matter if he existed. A Taoist should not have a biography, nor a date on which he died or was born – such things are trivial. That would never be of concern to a Taoist. Taoism does not fall under an umbrella or a definition of organized religion. Nor it should, because it's really not a religion. It's way simpler than any religion could possibly be. It's so easy and simple that it may be the simplest and easiest thing ever. In fact, it's so simple and easy that it's extremely difficult. One could say that rocks practice Taoism better than most human beings could dream of. Mainly because it can't be even practiced. Indeed, the concept of   effortless effort  (無爲) is one of the principles of taoísm. What a paradox, right? Makes the mind shit himself. Now take a look at the following sentence - it is fundamental to Taoism:

道可道,非常道。 "The Way that can be described is not the true Way."
And how about this one:
名可名,非常名。 (names can be named, not usual names) "The Name that can be named is not the constant Name."
Makes you go: "whaaaat?". And that's partly the point. There's this story in Confucianism. Confucianism is a Chinese religion. This story is about Confucius visiting Lao-Tzu. The story says that when Confucius returned from this visit to Lao-tzu, he was silent for three days. Isn't that beautiful? The bastard finally shut up. And he was a tough cookie, that Coufucious character, always giving advice, a wise dude with a lot to say. Well, he was silent for three after being exposed to Taoism. His mind shit himself.

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