[QUOTE]Originally posted by JoelM:
Actually, wasn't Taoism founded based on the Tao Te Ching and not specifically by him?
I don't think he "founded" Taoism because he did not want to be followed, did not want to be emulated. Am I totally off base on that? I thought I had read that, but I could be mistaken.
It's arguable whether taoism is buddhist as it arose at the same time as buddhist texts were being circulated in China, but I was simply using buddhist teachings to explain what I thought Lao Tsu meant.