Author - Laozi

Laozi, also known as Lao Tzu, is a legendary figure and a central figure in Chinese philosophy. Traditionally considered the author of the "Tao Te Ching," Laozi is believed to have lived in ancient China during the 6th century BCE.

A central figure in Chinese culture, Laozi is regarded as the founder of Taoism. He is revered as the ancestor of the Tang dynasty and honored as the progenitor of the common surname Li in modern China. In some Taoist sects and Chinese folk religion, he is believed to have become an immortal hermit or that the "Tao Te Ching" embodies the god Laojun, one of the Three Pure Ones in the celestial bureaucracy.

Laozi's teachings focus on simplicity, humility, and the natural order of the universe, influencing not only Taoism but also Chinese Buddhism and Confucianism.

The “Tao Te Ching” is a foundational text in Taoism, an ancient Chinese philosophical and religious tradition, written around 400 BC.
It is a collection of 81 short chapters, each containing poetic and philosophical verses. The text explores the concept of the Tao (Dao), which can be translated as the “Way” or the “Path.” The Tao represents the fundamental and unnameable force that underlies and unifies the universe.
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