The Greatest Gift

Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

“If you want to awaken all of Humanity, then awaken all of yourself,
if you want to eliminate the suffering in the world,
then eliminate all that is dark and negative in yourself.
Truly, the greatest gift you have to give is that of your own self-transformation.”

- Lao Tzu

Ya Haqq!

Note: According to a recent comment, the quote actually comes from a translation of another Taoist work called the Hua Hu Ching (Huahujing), which, although attributed to Lao Tzu, was actually written some 500 years after Lao Tzu lived, by Taoist Wang Fou.

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3 Responses to The Greatest Gift

  1. Azar Asgari says:

    agree,agree and agree.

  2. David says:

    ”The quote actually comes from a translation of another Taoist work called the Hua Hu Ching (Huahujing), which although attributed to Lao Tzu, is actually a forgery. According to scholars, the Huahujing was actually written some 500 years after Lao Tzu lived, by Taoist Wang Fou, ca. 300 CE”

    Source:
    http://ianchadwick.com/blog/bad-lao-tzu-meme-adds-to-growing-list-of-mis-identified-quotes-online/

  3. Irving says:

    Thank you, Friend David, for the more accurate attribution :) It is always helpful to have knowledgeable people correct my mistakes :)

    Peace and many blessings!

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