This August, we’re featuring Lao Tzu as our Philosopher of the Month. An ancient Chinese philosopher and poet, Lao Tzu is a legendary figure in Taoism. His major work, the Tao Te Ching, is one of the most significant treatises in Chinese cosmogony (narratives about the origins of the universe) – in which Lao Tzu explains his ideas by way of paradox, analogy, ancient sayings, repetition, rhyme and rhythm. He is a central figure in Chinese culture, revered by turns as a deity, historical forbear, politician, intellectual, and religious thinker.
Do you know what ‘Tao’ really means, in which dynasty Lao Tzu is believed to have been born, or even how to spell his name(s)?
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