Without going outside, you may know the whole world.
Without looking through the window, you may see the ways of heaven.
The farther you go, the less you know.
Thus the sage knows without traveling;
He sees without looking;
He works without doing.
Lao Tse's Tao Te Ching, Chapter 47
So, I had to enter this challenge, it's different and it gives me the chance of exploring my mystical side. I'm catholic but I have discovered in Asian religions, like Buddhism and Hinduism, many things I can relate to. After all, religion is the seek of truth. And such, you can approach to it in many ways.
I don't know, life has brought me to it. I'm in a catholic university, which is the best one in my country and you HAVE to take a course in theology, and man, everybody tries to pick the easiest one because, let's face it...it's a burden >_>. So I picked this one about worldwide religions, which is a sort of rare course since most of them are related to catholicism.
I have to be honest though, I didn't pick it because I was *~interested~*, I picked it because it fit in my schedule. It was super interesting, I studied many sacred books, on judaism, islam, etc. But ofc, it's the most difficult theologic course, as difficult as my courses in law school.
And that's how I learnt about the Tao Te Ching, it's a beautiful book, and very short, if you're interested you should try reading it :3
TL;DR, I learnt (though I already knew it lol, studying the sacred books made it just evident) how similar religions are, in what they preach about. How truth lies within your spirit and soul.
As for the quote, while is not the same as what is written in the Tao Te Ching, is actually a song, written by my beloved George Harrison called The Inner Light and it was inspired by those verses. And yeah, it's one of my favorite songs too.
So sorry for the long-ass desription, I should have let the verses speak from themselves.