Lao Tzu, considered to be the father of Taoism, developed the Taoist
ideas and concepts in his Tao Te Ching (translated The Book of Tao and Te).
The main concern of the Book is the Tao or the Great Pervader
and the way one should follow to attain success and enlightenment in the middle of a ever changing world.
Here's what Lao Tzu
himself says about the Tao in the first chapter of his Tao Te Ching:
The Tao that can be trodden is not the enduring and
unchanging Tao. The name that can be named is not the enduring and unchanging name.
(Conceived of as) having no name, it is the Originator of heaven and earth; (conceived of as) having a name, it is the Mother of all things.
Always without desire we must be found,
If its deep mystery we would sound;
But if desire always within us be,
Its outer fringe is all that we shall see. (Translation by James Legge)
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