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Unformatted text preview: Daoism: The Way- Classis of the Way and virtue Laozi- The Way is not a god, but greater than Heaven and Earth o Transcends limitations of time and space o Always in motion o Never changing o That by which all things come into being o Omnipresent supreme natural law o Humans follow Heaven, Heaven follows the Way, the Way follows spontaneity- Daoist Values o Uncarved block: simply there by chance Nature in its ultimate simplicity Completely natural o Emptiness rather than substance Emptiness is nonexistent part of the Dao and the key toward the function of many things Ex: the space inside a container o The Dao is like a valley, it contains all things Nonexistence is necessary for all existence o Daoists emphasize lowliness, especially in social positions o Neatness, content, and humility o Daoists prefer the darkness and obscurity The more you contend, the more you gain enemies o Water always occupies the lowest space, but it is the strongest force and it nourishes all things...
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This note was uploaded on 04/21/2009 for the course EALC 110g taught by Professor Hayden during the Fall '07 term at USC.

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