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Who is the most famous Daoist teacher?


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January 11, 2010 11:03PM

Laozi. Most people think Confucius was, but Confucius was not Daoist.


c. 500s or 400s BC

Scholars have found little reliable information about Laozi's life. Some believe that his book on Daoism was actually the work of several different authors. Most ancient sources of information about Laozi are myths. For example, one legend states that when Laozi was born, he was already an old man. In Chinese, Laozi can mean "Old Baby." Over the years, many Daoists have worshipped Laozi as a supernatural being.

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