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Lao Tzu, considered tLao Tzuo be the father of Taoism, developed the Taoist ideas and concepts in his Tao Te Ching (translated The Book of Tao and Te).

The main concern of the Book is the Tao or the Great Pervader and the way one should follow  to attain enlightenment and achievement in the middle of this world of perpetual change. 

Here's what Lao Tzu himself says about the Tao in the first chapter of his Tao Te Ching:

    The Tao that can be trodden is not the enduring and
    unchanging Tao. The name that can be named is not the enduring and unchanging name.

    (Conceived of as) having no name, it is the Originator of heaven and earth; (conceived of as) having a name, it is the Mother of all things.

    Always without desire we must be found,
    If its deep mystery we would sound;
    But if desire always within us be,
    Its outer fringe is all that we shall see.
    (James Legge)

teachings This site was designed to offer teachings about the life and basic concepts of Lao Tzu. Also you'll find here further references to Tao Te Ching  resources, links, and more.

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Must-have paper: At the Death of Lao Tzu.
This paper comments on the Chuang Tzu's story about the death of Lao Tzu and its meaning for the Tao disciple
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