Taoist Philosopher Laozi or Master Lao

Taoist philosopher Li Erh was bestowed the title of Laozi or ‘Master Lao’. According to Chinese historical records, the Shih-chi, Li Erh was a sage living in sixth century BC and served as imperial archivist and worked with various authors on Tao Te Ching (Classic of the Way of Power) on Taoist thought. Laozi’s legendary wisdom earned the status of a worshipped deity.

Date:
      550 BCE
Name(s):
      Li Erh
Occupation:
      Philosopher
Location:
      China


Additional Information:

  • Lao-Tzu – Ancient History Encyclopedia
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  • Laozi – Wikipedia
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  • Laozi (Lao-tzu) | Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
    Laozi (Lao-tzu, fl. 6th cn. B.C.E.) Laozi is the name of a legendary Daoist philosopher, the alternate title of the early Chinese text better known in the West as the Daodejing, and the moniker of a deity in the pantheon of organized “religious Daoism” that arose during the later Han dynasty (25-220 C.E.).
  • Laozi (Lao-tzu) | Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
    Laozi (Lao-tzu, fl. 6th cn. B.C.E.) Laozi is the name of a legendary Daoist philosopher, the alternate title of the early Chinese text better known in the West as the Daodejing, and the moniker of a deity in the pantheon of organized “religious Daoism” that arose during the later Han dynasty (25-220 C.E.).
  • Laozi | Chinese Daoist philosopher | Britannica.com
    Laozi, (Chinese: “Master Lao,” or “Old Master”), original name (Wade-Giles) Li Er, deified as Lao Jun, Tai Shang Lao-Jun, or Tai Shang Xuanyuan Huangdi, also …
  • Laozi (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
    Dec 15, 2001 – In religious Daoism, Laozi is revered as a supreme deity. The name “Laozi” is best taken to mean “Old (lao) Master (zi),” and Laozi the ancient …

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