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Hello, I'm new here, and I'd like to discuss Lao Zi as a real historical person.  This has probably been discussed before here, but maybe we can discuss it again, I hope so anyway. I've read several versions of the Tao te Ching (Dao de Jing) , but I'm still learning about modern Daoism, and all of it's forms. I'm not sure what else to say, but I hope to be a good student. I like to learn, and  I'm interested in what all of you believe too.  OK, thanks for having me here!  Peace, Wayist

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Welcome.. Long ago a member relayed a story about when they were in a Taoist conference in China.  They opinioned that Lao Zi was a composite character from history; and they were kicked out of the conference.  He is sage and/or Taoist pantheon God to Taoists.  Here in the West we tend to be a bit more open.

 

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13 hours ago, Wayist said:

Hello, I'm new here, and I'd like to discuss Lao Zi as a real historical person.  This has probably been discussed before here, but maybe we discuss it again, I hope so anyway. 

Search for posts by Flowing Hands. That would be a good start here. 

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