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    Tao Te Ching book is filled with mini lessons of life. It was an enjoyable, quick read, and something that I was able to take a lot from because the passages contained practical writings of wisdom for the modern day person. Because the passages varied topics, the following paper will be written with the same notion. The first stanza of passage 2, to me, explained that each persons’ view point is different (“…people see some things a beautiful, other things become ugly…”); however, each view…

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    Daoism Religion

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    originating in around the 3rd or 4th century. I plan to pursue how the religion was affected by the culture in which it arose. Specifically focusing on the fact that there are no real deities in Taoism. How was Taoism, or Daoism, shaped and influenced by Chinese culture to evolve into a religion that lacks prominent deities. I plan to explore how the teachings of the Dao De Jin, or Tao Te Ching, present the central entity in Taoism, the Tao, or Dao. I will also present how Daoism has formed and…

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    Taoism And Confucianism

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    With different beliefs and practices, various religions and philosophies possess key characteristics that are significant in their cultures but are meaningless in other cultures. These distinctions result in contrasting perspectives on one’s lifestyle. Some people agree with the practices presented in Taoism, while certain individuals disagree, since its beliefs target a limited group. Taoism presents the idea of living in harmony with nature and educating the followers about the flow of life.…

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    correct the present. A Confucian gentleman follows the principles of Li. On the other hand, the Tao Te Ching, by Lao Tzu, shows that a Taoist sage reflects harmony with nature in all aspects of his life. The ideal gentleman focuses more on his inner…

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    Tao Te Ching Summary

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    Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu can be translated as The Book of the Immanence of the Way or The Book of the Way and of How It Manifests Itself. Lao Tzu, author of the book, can also be known as “The Master”. He has a form of government planned and wishes to everyone follows and support this plan. His main goal is simplicity and naturalness. When he thinks of a way to govern someone it comes to his mind the idea that the more rules and obligation you put to a person, the less they will do it. He just…

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    The concept of dao (the Way) has been a fundamental component to various schools of Chinese philosophy, in particular the school of Confucianism and Daoism. Xunzi, a Confucian scholar, and the Laozi, the Daoist text otherwise known as the Daodejing), illustrate how the concept of dao integrated in all aspects of life of ancient Chinese civilians. Though they share similarities in the audience consuming their working definition of dao, there are certainly disparities in the ideologies of the Way…

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    persona Spirit in “Form, Shadow, Spirit,” Confucius discusses how to better oneself through the relationship with an enemy in The Analects, and Lao Tzu focuses on the responsibility of those in power to limit the public knowledge throughout Tao Te Ching. In “Form, Shadow, Spirit” by Tao Chien, one of the three speakers, Spirit, discusses…

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    Tao Te Ching Values

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    striving for more. Unlike modern Americans, in early Chinese history, individuals such as the First Emperor and Chinese peasants were raised to have an open-minded approach to life; therefore embracing the ways of the Tao came easier to them. The Tao Te Ching would guide Americans to a peaceful life through the realization that the key to happiness exists within the source rather than material possessions.…

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    Ways To Happy Americans

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    experience more lows than highs; as a result, people have tried to find ways to increase the number of happy moments in their life. While many paths to happiness have been proposed, one of the earliest is a philosophy, based off the writing Tao Te Ching, known as Taoism. Those that follow Taoism (also known as Taoists) say they experience less stress and live a happier life. In modern American society, it is believed that a person must constantly try to live a happy life; while this may be true…

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    Reflections in Light The Coinherence of Opposites from the Tao Te Ching describes the balances between opposites in life through the Daoist (Taoist) religion. In the passage, Laozi begins on explaining that when something exists, it will always have an opposite (e.g. when people see some things as beautiful, other things become ugly). In the text, Laozi informs the reader that these things are not just opposite, but they are connected and they work together in some manner, meaning without one,…

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