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Unformatted text preview: The Celestial Masters took the Daode jing one step further. They kept the two major themes, but applied them to moral and practical standards for a living community 1 . The Celestial Masters had a code of morality that was based on the Daode jing (but also had some Confucian moral values), the Celestial Masters came up with practices that improved ones connection with the Dao, the Celestial Masters reinterpreted the Daode jing so that everyone had a role to fulfill in order for society as a whole can function, and formed a social organization so that a community could function according to the principles of the Dao 2 1 Taken directly from class handout 2 2 imbd...
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- Spring '11