The Tao Te Ching does not specifically define what the Tao is.

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34 The great Tao flows unobstructed in every direction.

This term, used by all Chinese Philosophers (including Confucius, Mencius, Mozi, the Legalists, etc.), has special meaning within the context of Taoism, where it implies the essential, unnamable process of the universe.

The gatekeeper, however, had always been deeply impressed with Lao-Tzu's teaching.

These things are not as valuable as teaching him about the Tao.

Hall, The University of Texas-El Paso

In this new translation and commentary, LaFargue interprets the concept of "Tao" in the as a spiritual state of mind cultivated in a particular school in ancient China a state of mind which also expressed itself in a simple but satisfying life-style, and in a low-key but effective style of political leadership.

Unlike Descarte's attempt to use logic to verify his sensory perception, the responds with a Taoist acceptance of the conundrum, and prefers not to value the dream as any less "real" than the waking state, and vice-versa.