Unformatted text preview: much energy that most could not achieve such an understanding of the book. When I read the first stanza of the text I read it aloud five times before giving up and looking at the notes to try and get some understanding of what was being said. After looking at the notes I understand where those concepts can be discerned from the text but I feel that it is still so vague that many different meanings can found from the same text. I guess that is my main question for this book. Did the person that would be reading this text back then know what they were reading? Or was the text supposed to be so hard to crack that only a certain few would be able to understand it, meaning that they were in some way enlightened?...
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- Fall '07
- Writing, Laozi, Dao De Jing, Zach Garcia Honors