Taoism - The principle of wu-wei contains certain implications consciously experience ourselves as part of the unity of life that is the Tao Lao

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The principle of wu-wei contains certain implications. consciously experience ourselves as part of the unity of life that is the Tao. Lao Tzu writes that we must be quiet and watchful, learning to listen to both our own inner voices and to the voices of our environment in a non-interfering, receptive manner. learn to rely on more than just our intellect and logical mind to gather and assess information. We heed the intelligence of our whole body, not only our brain. And we learn through our own experience. All of this allows us to respond readily to the needs of the environment, which of course includes ourselves. Tao functions in a manner to promote harmony and balance, our own actions, performed in the spirit of wu-wei , produce the same result. And finally, in the words of Chuang Tzu, we learn " detachment, forgetfulness of results, and abandonment of all hope of profit ." By allowing the Tao to work through us, we render our actions truly spontaneous, natural, and effortless. We thus flow with all experiences and feelings as they come and
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This note was uploaded on 09/05/2011 for the course RELIG 355X taught by Professor Chang during the Fall '10 term at Iowa State.

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Taoism - The principle of wu-wei contains certain implications consciously experience ourselves as part of the unity of life that is the Tao Lao

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