The Tao


Lao Tzu [circa 5th Century BCE, literally, ‘Old Master’] founded Taoism, the first philosophy of China.

From the opening line of the opening verse of  his tao te ching:

‘The True Tao is nameless; what is named is not the True Tao; The True Tao cannot be told; what is told is not the True Tao’.

Tao is a Self-Eating Expression.


Lao Tzu didn’t prissy around. First he declares that the true Tao is nameless, then adds that nothing may be said about it. All in the opening verse. Then he proceeds to write his poem naming and telling all about the Tao. [Sort of like this Site.]