Lao Tzu is an exceptionally refined example of the classic Chineselanguage, with a meaning at once both profoundly mysterious andexpansive. It is difficult to clearly grasp Lao Tzu’s original intentionand even more impossible to reach consensus with other1 interpreters.From a historic point of view, huge differences have been notedbetween one interpretation and the next, each tinted with theindividual interpreter’s specific worldview, mostly from theperspectives of Confucianism, Buddhism, Legalism, Militarism,Yin and Yang, Neo-Confucianism, Marxism, and so on.