Chinese philosophy

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  • Women's Role In Daoism

    How do women in Daoism practice internal alchemy? Daoism is the indigenous religion of China. The school of Daoism is originated from the teachings of Laozi and Zhuangzi. The teaching and practice of Daoism emphasize living life in harmony with the Dao. Daoist teaching focuses on understanding the reality of nature, increasing longevity, and practicing immortality. Daoism is related to women in many different ways. Daoism provides alternatives for women in a Confucian-dominated society where…

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  • Aristotle And Nichmachean Ethics: A Comparative Analysis

    While analyzing the Tao-te-Ching, many major themes are apparent. From the inevitability of change to the importance of non-action, the Tao-te-Ching is truly full of life lessons that deserve extensive analysis; however, one of the most prevalent and recurring themes is balance and its importance. Throughout Cultural Perspectives, many authors have addressed this same theme. Siddhartha Gautama Buddha, Plato, and Saint Augustine have all discussed this important topic; however, Aristotle best…

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  • Essay On Daodejing Culture

    Introduction The Daodejing or the Tao Te Ching, the work of the ancient Chinese sage Lao Tzu or Laozi dates back to the late 6th century BC according to some counts and to the late 4th century BC according to others. We can thus safely say that this “Book of the Way” was written in a period well before our times. However, when one reads the interpretations of this book by John Heider and other modern translators, one finds that the teachings are as relevant today as they were then, or, to be…

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  • Compare And Contrast Zangzi And Confucianism

    For thousands of years, Confucianism and Daoism—two very noble and virtuous ideologies—have been practiced in the world. Correspondingly, teachings of both Confucius and Zhuangzi have proven incredibly influential in cultures around the world and has inspired many in political activeness, music, art, film, poetry, and much more. Joseph Smith once stated, “I teach them correct principles, and they govern themselves.” Meaning the faithful are taught the truth and they follow their own paths guided…

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  • Daodejing Themes

    The Daodejing we read is the first book of two. This book focuses on the Way while the second book focuses on Virtue. In this first book there are thirty-seven chapters. Each chapter is its own lesson and contains a meaning separate and independent from the other chapters. The first book has some themes that each of these chapters fall under: the Dao, nothingness, non-desiring, nature as a model, wuwei-nonaction, and knowledge and value. The Daodejing has three parts to this word; Dao means Way,…

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  • Symbolism In Ghost House By Robert Frost

    The term Ghost has a Germanic origin which means Spirit or Soul. The term ‘Soul’ is complicated because various established and widely followed spiritual doctrines like Buddhism neglect the existence of soul in anybody. But it is strange that Chinese Buddhism has a concept of Hungry Ghost; quite similar to the term ‘Preta’ in Indian Buddhism and Hinduism. So Buddhism will not accept Ghost as somebody’s soul which is appearing on earthly realm to fulfill his desires indeed Ghost is used as…

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  • Nineteen Old Poetry Analysis

    The Nineteen Old Poems play an essential role in ancient Chinese literature. There are nineteen poems involved. Each of the poems expresses a unique theme. The first poem I picked is “Nineteen Old Poems XIX” . The poet describes the moonlight at the beginning of the poem. The description of the moonlight begins the whole poem and drives the whole content of the poem. There is only the poet himself in an unfamiliar city. The bright moonlight makes him miss for his hometown and relatives,…

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  • To Kill A Mockingbird Abhinna Quotes

    “In the black, there is some white. In the wrong, there is some right. In the dark,there is some light. In the blind there is some sight.” Abhinyana in the novel To Kill A Mockingbird multiple themes are demonstrated, such as courage and racism, mixing both created the belief of the yin yang. Lee shows this perfectly in the perspective of Scout, from being innocent to barley understanding the cruel town Scout lives in. Using Jem having to read to Mrs. Dubose who later dies, the case of Tom…

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  • Confucianism In Korea Essay

    The analects are where the fundamental Confucian morals come from. Many Asian government systems of the past, including that of the Choson dynasty Korea is based off of these essential Confucian principles. In fact, the influence of Confucianism can be even seen in today’s governments of countries such as China and Korea. One of the most critical concepts in Confucianism based societies is that of filial piety and the different kinds of relationships between people. This can be seen just…

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  • Chinese And Confucian Analysis

    Confucian & Taoist Portrait of a Traditional Chinese Gentleman In examining the Confucian and Taoist ways of life, an image is created displaying how the ideal Chinese gentleman should be. These ancient Chinese styles of living clearly outline key virtues and principles that one should internalize in order to fulfill his or her spiritual duty. The Analects, written by Confucius, defines the superior man as one who strives for social harmony by renewing traditional ways of life in order to…

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