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 one’s 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...
View Full Document
This note was uploaded on 03/27/2011 for the course EAST 252 taught by Professor Young during the Spring '11 term at Bucknell.
- Spring '11