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Unformatted text preview: 2-16-09Tao Te Ching TranslationTaoThe WayTePowerChingThe BookPhilosophical Taoismphilosophy of preserving/saving energyphilosophy of non-conflictReligious Taoism?????pg 5 I"the constantway"The world is not moving/not stationary/not changingThe way is beyond movement & worldly thingscan't even call the way nameless because language cannot describe /explain it / it cannot be understood & known"the named was the mother of the myriad creatures""the nameless was the beginning"but always allow yourself to have desires in order to observe its manifestations""hence always rid yourself of desires in order to observe its secrets""these two are the same"pg 6. IIview the world as "beautiful" and you create "ugly""being" creates "unbeing""being" is nothingopposites/contradictions conceptnot all opposites are contradictoryif you have contradictions you have opposites...
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