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SUNWAY UNIVERSITY MORAL EDUCATION 1
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Taoism (or Daoism ) refers to a variety of related philosophical and religious traditions that have influenced Eastern Asia for more than two millennia, and have had a notable influence on the western world since the 19th century. The word , Tao (or Dao) , literally translated as "path" or "way", although in Chinese folk religion and philosophy, it carries more abstract meanings . TAOISM 2
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Taoist propriety and ethics emphasize the Three Jewels of the Tao: Compassion, moderation and humility , while Taoist thought generally focuses on nature, the relationship between humanity and the cosmos , health and longevity , and wu wei (action through inaction), which is thought to produce harmony with the universe. (Wikipedia Encyclopedia) TAOISM 3
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In ancient Taoist texts, wu wei is associated with water through its yielding nature. Water is soft and weak, but it can move earth and carve stone. Taoist philosophy proposes that the universe works harmoniously according to its own ways . TAOISM 4
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When someone exerts his will against the world , he disrupts that harmony . Taoism does not identify man's will as the root problem. Rather, it asserts that man must place his will in harmony with the natural universe. TAOISM 5
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TAOISM 6
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Background - Taoism originated with a man named Laozi who was born about 604 B.C . - He was the keeper of the archives and lived a simple life TAOISM 7
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TAOISM He left his state as he was disgusted and saddened by the war and chaos - He then wrote the Tao Te Ching - a simple volume of 5,000 characters 8
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some themes inferred from Tao Te Ching Here are some other themes inferred from the "Tao Te Ching" (with examples of instances): Force begets force. Living simply. Material wealth does not enrich the spirit . Self-absorption and self-importance are vain and self-destructive. 9
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The harder one tries, the more resistance one creates for oneself. The more one acts in harmony with the universe (the Mother of the myriad things), the more one will achieve, with less effort. The truly wise make little of their own wisdom for the more they know, the more they realize how little they know. some themes inferred from Tao Te Ching 10
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some themes inferred from Tao Te Ching Everything is in its own time and place. Duality of nature that complements each other instead of competing with each other — the two faces of the same coin — one cannot exist without the other. The differences of opposite polarities — e.g., the differences between male and female, light and dark, strong and weak, etc. — help us to understand and appreciate the universe. 11
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Humility is the highest virtue. Knowing oneself is a virtue. Envy is our calamity; overindulgence is our plight.
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  • Corporate Finance, Chinese philosophy, Orang Asli, native belief

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