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Philosophical Taoism Lao Tzu – 6 th c. BCE philosopher – Tao Te Ching (the Way of Virtue)
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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 The 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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