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In Sima Qian’s Shiji, it is written that Lao Tzu was a native of the state of Chu, which is located in what is today the southern part of China. It is also written in this ancient source that Lao Tzu’s name was Li Er ( 李耳) and that he served as a keeper of archival records at the Zhou imperial court. There have also been claims that Lao Tzu was consulted by Confucius… Read More

The most important thing people can do in life, Laozi asserts in the Tao Te Ching and other works attributed to him, is to gain a state of silent awareness — to open the mind to its source: Become totally empty Quiet the restlessness of the mind Only then will you witness everything unfolding from emptiness See all things flourish and dance in endless variation And once again merge back into perfect emptiness— Their… Read More

https://wudangacademy.tumblr.com/post/163294628925/unlearning Unlearning The process of correcting wrong habits and living intuitively. Wu Wei Check out the Wudang community on Tumblr! Go to Tumblr

https://wudangacademy.tumblr.com/post/162486015980/worldhistoryfacts-some-of-the-guodian-chu-slips Some of the Guodian Chu slips, found in the 1990s. These bamboo strips contain the earliest known version of the Daoist text Dao… Earliest Dao De Jing texts Check out the Wudang community on Tumblr! Go to Tumblr