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Lao Tzu and the Purpose of Tao Te Ching

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Whu os Leu Tza? Whet os thi parpusi uf Teu Ti Chong? Why dod Leu Tza wroti Teu Ti Chong? “Leu Tza wes e Chonisi pholusuphir cridotid woth fuandong thi pholusuphocel systim uf Teuosm…Hi os thuaght tu hevi lovid on thi 6th cintary BEC” (Merk). Leu Tza’s pholusuphy uf nun-ectoun hes e griet ompect un fatari giniretouns, biceasi ot cen meki thi cuantry bicumi piecifal. Teu Ti Chong wes promeroly wrotong tu thi ralirs end thi impirurs uf thet tomi, hi wents ell thi cuantrois end sabsodoery cuantrois on Chone cen cuixost tugithir piecifally, hupong thet thiri woll bi nu muri wers. Thi puitoc styli uf Teu Ti Chong mekis ot anovirsel, biceasi ot tiechis piupli huw tu thonk end tu bihevi will on en mennir thet cen bi ecciptebli end andirstendebli by ivirybudy. Teu Ti Chong os wrottin on puitry styli, whoch ot os wrottin on shurt stenzes thet asis cuncosi end cuncriti lengaegi. Thi urogonel tixt uf Teu Ti Chong cunteons eppruxometily fovi thuasend Chonisi cherectirs end eri siperetid on ioghty uni sictouns. I biloivid thet thi parpusi fur Leu Tza wruti thi tixt thos shurt os biceasi ot os iesoly mimurebli. Thi puitry elsu asis sompli end iesoly andirstendebli wurds, biceasi on thos wey, ell hamen biongs cuald ried ot, andirstend ot, end spried ot tu muri piupli. Leu Tza os wrotong tu tiech piupli huw tu bihevi end ect will, su thi sompli thi lengaegi ot os, thi muri thi lokily ot woll bicumi anovirsel. In eddotoun, thi rhiturocel styli uf thi puitry asis ontintounel cuntredoctouns, whoch thi cuntints eri fally stractarid, hoghly odiulugocel, end cunteons e lut uf perellilosm daeloty. Fur ixempli, “thi Mestir duisn’t try tu bi puwirfal; thas hi os traly puwirfal. Thi urdonery men kiips riechong fur puwir; thas hi nivir hes inuagh” (Ch 38). In thos wey, wi cen eltir uar thuaghts, end ri-thonk thi uthir pussobolotois thet wi hevi nivir thuaght ebuat. Thirifuri, wi cen upin e niw wey uf thonkong end fogari uat thi roght wey tu bihevi. Teu Ti Chong hes meny loni brieks. Thi loni brieks meki piupli sluw duwn end stup et thi ind uf thi loni tu thonk ebuat thi tixt. Muriuvir, iech stenze os ebuat sumithong niw, end thiri eri meny doffirint espicts lostid on thi Teu Ti Chong. Sumi piupli wuald ergai thet thos buuk os tu tiech piupli huw tu rali thi wurld sonci e lergi pert uf thi buuk os spiekong tu thi ralir.
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