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  • What Is The Bhagavad Gita

    is comprised of eighty-one brief chapters. As the fundamental text of Taoism, the Daodejing expresses how we must be in a state of “Wei Wei,” in order to be synchronized with the ever-changing universe. The author of the Daodejing was a sage named Laozi, corresponding with ancient, Chinese tradition. On the other hand, the author of the Bhagavad-Gita remains unknown, most likely lost with the passage of time. On the surface, the Bhagavad-Gita and the Daodejing are very similar religious texts…

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  • Plastic Water Bottles Research Paper

    Goodbye Plastic Water Bottles In the United States, Americans use 50 billion plastic bottles a year. To put that in perspective, Americans consume about 1500 plastic water bottles per second. That is way too much to be using just to use something to drink out of. The United States has some of the safest drinking water in the world, so why do we need to have bottled water that claims to be “purified” or from some springs? The answer is we don’t. In Austin, Texas we have already banned…

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  • Analysis Of Chinese Culture

    and humanity of the world. One of the major cultures is the Chinese culture. The Chinese culture is well known for its early philosophy such as Dao and Yin Yang. The Dao philosophy, also known as The Way, comes from a Chinese philosopher name Laozi. Laozi believes…

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  • Confucianism And Daoism

    The religion of Daoism began around 300 BCE in China by a writer named Laozi, though there has yet to be any real proof that a person named Laozi even existed in that time period (Lee). According to Jacob Lee he states that Daoism is, “A religious philosophy that emphasizes the Dao (“the Way”), or the unity of all things in the universe that cannot be resisted” (Lee). Basically the believe is that you have a force that is in the universe, that you cannot help but follow or going with what “the…

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  • Virtue Western Literature

    LaoZi emphasizes the importance to act in accordance with the characteristics of water since virtues according to LaoZi are presented through water. Great personalities should consist of the characteristics of water, which are kindness, humility, and flexibility. If everyone in the society acts of kindness and…

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  • Religion In The Tang Dynasty

    Religion in the Tang Dynasty During the Tang Dynasty in China, several religious and philosophical ideas heavily influenced the government and how it was run. More specifically, there were three major religions that affected country politics: Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism. Each of these three religions had conflicting ideals that were reflected in class distinctions. Buddhism was the religion of the rural folk and it focused on how the good and bad deeds in one’s life affected their…

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  • Three Chinese Philosophies In Ancient Civilization

    made the government better because they had to put more respect or they had punishments. You first practice what you preach and then preaches what you practices. The second philosophie is Daoism. It started in 500 B.C.E. The founder was a man named Laozi. Stories…

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  • Daodejing Themes

    this word; Dao means Way, de means power, virtue, and jing means classic, so the entire word means “The classic of the way and its power.” The Dao is one of the themes the first book focuses on and it hits this with the first chapter. In this chapter Laozi says, “Always eliminate…

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  • Wizard Of Oz Political Analysis

    (Legalism) Han Fei would say: “The once great Oz is in trouble and cannot continue to go on the path they are on. What Oz is in need of is a strict ruler, that will set punishments and rewards in place for the people. The people of Oz have been left to their own devices and have shown that they are all inherently selfish and cannot take care of themselves. Their rule must not trust anyone around them, for if they do they shall become weak and a non worthy leader. The leader m The punishments…

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  • Daoism In Hinduism

    Although the Vedas, and other Hindu texts have remained the same, the interpretations of them have changed and will continue to frequently change. For example, the Bhagavadgita and the Upanishads were both interpreted differently by different scholars and thinkers. For example, Sri Shankaracharya saw them as a representation of monotheism, while Sri Ramanujan believed that they justified monotheistic belief. Revelations and Interpretations of Hindu texts will continue change, as human thought…

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