Lecture 19 - Sunday,October25,y AsianPhilosophy LECTURE 19 Daoism Returntointuitive, TheRecipe Dao De Sage IntuitiveKnowledge YinandYang WuWei Emptiness

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Sunday, October 25, y Asian Philosophy LECTURE 19 Daoism  - Return to intuitive, nature way of living if we are to have peace and stability. The Recipe: - Dao  The contrast theory of names - De - Sage Intuitive Knowledge - Yin and Yang - Wu Wei - Emptiness P’u Dao - what is it? Chapter 1:  The Dao that can be spoken is not the eternal Dao. - Chapter 1 - The Tao that can be spoken is not the eternal Tao The name that can be named is not the eternal name The nameless is the origin of Heaven and Earth The named is the mother of myriad things 1
Sunday, October 25, y Thus, constantly without desire, one observes its essence Constantly with desire, one observes its manifestations These two emerge together but differ in name The unity is said to be the mystery Mystery of mysteries, the door to all wonders Every time we try to talk about the Dao, we get it wrong. The Dao cannot be fully pu t into words. - This might not be too bad, think about trying to define art. Instead, the Dao must be grasped  intuitively The Contrast Theory of Names - By naming something, you also name its opposite - Ch.2:  To have and to lack generate each other - Chapter 2 - When the world knows beauty as beauty, ugliness arises When it knows good as good, evil arises Thus being and non-being produce each other Difficult and easy bring about each other Long and short reveal each other High and low support each other Music and voice harmonize each other Front and back follow each other Therefore the sages: Manage the work of detached actions Conduct the teaching of no words They work with myriad things but do not control They create but do not possess They act but do not presume They succeed but do not dwell on success It is because they do not dwell on success That it never goes away - But this sort of naming cannot apply to the all encompassing underlying reality  that is the Dao - The Dao is one constant, unified manifold that defies naming. 2
Sunday, October 25, y There is an undifferentiated reality that we all share. When we use concepts, we  carve up the Dao, but never get the whole thing. - When we use concepts, names, etc. We are literally  carve a reality out of the  Dao. - So ,  projects like the Rectification of Names are a fools errand. We will never get  words to line up with the Dao. Ch. 32 This is a criticism of the rectification of Names - Chapter 32 - The Tao, eternally nameless Its simplicity, although imperceptible 觉觉觉觉觉 Cannot be treated by the world as subservient 觉觉觉 - If the sovereign can hold on to it All will follow by themselves Heaven and Earth, together in harmony Will rain sweet dew 觉觉 People will not need to force it; it will adjust by itself - In the beginning, there were names Names came to exist everywhere One should know when to stop

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