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LIE-ZI
Also known as LIE-YU-KOU, LIE-YUKOU, LIEH-TZU, LIEH YU-K'OU

A Sage of [DAO].

There are moments of acute humbleness when we need to back away from glory and radiance, and go back to our roots. You can't go back further than this Daoist sage who lived during the Warring States Period of China's history (476-221 B.C.)

LIE-ZI lived very humbly with vegetables for forty years on some sort of allotment. This is probably the first recorded pairing of sage and onions. You never saw him trudge back and forth however, because he could hitch a ride on the wind.

He may not have been a God but wisdom from above filtered through him. You can't ignore his utterance "Saying nothing and knowing nothing, there is in reality nothing that a man does not say, nothing that a man does not know."

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Article last updated on 15 April 2004
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
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ABOUT LIE-ZI : FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : LIE-ZI
Location : China
Gender : Male
Type : Legendary Mortal
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Lee-yeh Dzur
Alternative names : LIE-YU-KOU, LIE-YUKOU, LIEH-TZU, LIEH YU-K'OU
Popularity index : 205

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