A Renowned Meditator Explains How the World Can Find Peace In Ten Sentences

There’s a bunch of scientific evidence that supports his claim too

Andy Murphy


A detailed wall painting depicting Lao Tzu as a baby. Lao Tzu is considered to be the founder of Taoism and the author of the legendary book Tao Te Ching - Image from wikicommons.org

Some of the greatest minds ever to have lived have shared their wisdom on important topics.

The Buddha on the power of thoughts — “We become what we think.”

Jesus on empathy — “Treat thy neighbour as thyself.”

Marcus Aurelius on values — “Waste no more time arguing what a good man should be. Be one.”

Mother Teresa on compassion — “If you judge people, you have no time to love them.”

Mahatma Gandhi on peace — “Peace between countries must rest on the solid foundation of love between individuals.”

So, when it was Lao Tzu’s turn he also kept things simple.

Lao Tzu was a renowned meditator and ancient Chinese Taoist philosopher who is accredited with writing the Tao Te Ching. So, even though he was talking about a complex topic such as creating world peace, he found a way to make it relatable, even exciting.

“If there is to be peace in the world,
There must be peace in the nations.
If there is to be peace in the nations,
There must be peace in the cities.
If there is to be peace in the cities,
There must be…