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Was Lao Zi A Real Historic Human Being?

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1 hour ago, Wayist said:

 

Taomeow, It seems like you have been around Daoism for a long while. Had you heard the story before about "the purple cloud" that was surrounding Lao Zi as he traveled to leave China?  Some of what you wrote I understand, some of it I do not. Do you believe this purple cloud story?  Might you be able to explain it to me, as beginner, and what it might mean to the Lao Zi/Dao de Jing story. I hope that I'm not trying to simplify this too much!.  Thank you to all who wrote about this!  Peace, Wayist

 

Thanks for asking -- yes, I do believe the story, since one way to interpret "purple cloud" is "purple qi."  Here's more regarding that legend: https://immortalmountain.wordpress.com/2017/02/11/purple-qi-from-the-east/

 

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Wow, that's an amazing website Taomeow! Thanks for sharing that with me!  It does help me to understand this Purple Qi story a lot better! Peace,  Wayist

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