This is only an initial ordination and Yinxi still needed an additional period to perfect his virtue, thus Laozi gave him three years to perfect his Tao. Boltz and Wagner have examined this question in some detail. The life of the moral man is an exemplification of the universal moral order.
Despite being the founder, Lao Tzu is considered a shadowy figure because not much is known about him for certain. Lao-tzu informs his readers that one can only help people by allowing them to help themselves. This is somewhat due to the printed issues confusing the customary story.
It further stresses humanism, humaneness ren and righteousness yi which basically the basis of family ethics and ritualization of life. Lao Tzu believed that human life is constantly influenced by outer forces; not unlike everything else in the universe From this perspective, both Laozi and Confucius are interpreters of de-virtue.
The critically acclaimed novel, The Art of War, is considered one of the greatest books on military strategy by many, and was written by Sun Tzu, a man who was given the title of one of the greatest military leaders by other military figures, and even though it may be difficult to understand at tim Zhuangzi implicitly diagnosed a deeper paradox in Shen Dao's views.
The social order envisioned by Confucius is patterned after the natural order of things in the universe and the moral order reflected and exemplified in the life of the moral man. Lao-Tzu also believes that the people will be able to take care of themselves if they are let alone.
According to Lao-tzu, what must the ruler provide the people with if they are to be happy?