taoism - Grass and the tree Harmony Society Living with the...

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• Philosophical Taoism • Lao Tzu – 6 th c. BCE philosopher – Tao Te Ching (the Way of Virtue)
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Head + Run
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The Way – …things are – Cosmic Law – Nature of things – …things operate – Rules of operation – How things/beings behave The Tao is – Like water – Like the Mother – Empty – Immortal The Tao cannot be – Described/explained
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• Undifferentiated state before creation • The laws of nature • All-pervasive • Eternal/immortal • Nameless, Shapeless (w/o quality) • One he principle of all being and becoming
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Te – Individual Aspect of Tao Yin-Yang – Union of opposites Void as Creative – Spokes of the wheel Strength of the Weak
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Unformatted text preview: Grass and the tree Harmony Society Living with the rules Wu-Wei Ethics of inaction Non-imposition Hun Tun Chaos Form given to chaos Hun Tun dies Pan Ku Primal Man Cuts the egg in half Yin+Yang formed Pan Ku dies Tao/Brahman/Sunyata Creation of forms out of the Formless Tao ~ brahman + rta Te Dharma/Dhamma Jen/Shu Wu-wei Compare with Confucian golden rule (Do not do unto) Non-imposition Taoist rejection of hierarchy Against Confucianism Very different from Hindu hierarchical view of society...
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