Wednesday, March 27, 2013

A Lao-tze in Turkey?

Legend has it that Lao-tze (老子) road his mule - with his body facing backwards - to philosophical eternity. I took these two pictures when I toured Turkey some years ago. I saw that they also had a "Lao-tze" there!
However, their "Lao-tze" - Nasreddin Hodja - was more renowned for jokes than anything else. Certainly not Dao! Apparently, he has 202 jokes to his credit.

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