Religion: divinity's vision-call


Taoism is mainly a Chinese religion. Its founder’s name was Lao-Tze. Poverty met him at his journey’s start. It traveled a long distance with him. When name and fame joined him on the way, poverty became jealous of the two new rivals and left Lao-Tze.

Lao-Tze nourished an indomitable spirit. His illumined and illumining philosophy was at once theoretical and practical. Mysticism and practicality he valued alike. ‘Tao’ means ‘the way’, the way that leads to the Source. Simplify your life, purify your mind, beautify your heart and only then are you qualified to walk along the way.

Since he saw no light, but all darkness, Lao-Tze condemned war and the animal in man. To his heart’s content, he advocated the inner power, the soul-power, and looked down upon the outer brute strength and the military spirit. The relentless seeker in Lao-Tze eventually became the sage of ceaseless inner wisdom-beauty.

Lao-Tze’s realised, practised and advocated philosophy is: give to the world untiringly what you have: love and concern; accept from the world ungrudgingly what it has to offer you: suspicion and hatred.