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Lecture 2

Lecture 2 - Taoism

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Religious Studies
Religious Studies 1023E
Mahdi Tourage

November 16 2010 Taoism 2 y Mistrust of words in Taoism o Tao Te ChingTao called Tao is not Tao o Words can be misleading o Concerned that people who are clever with words can twist itmake you believe different things o Recognize good and evil is bornReplace praiseexultBe careful when you praise things causes you to drag things downDefine a few things as good everything else becomes evilNot polarity in harmonyTalking to Confucius o WuweiNonaction act in harmony with the taoNatural flow to the world act in harmony with it instead of against itTaoist sage doesnt go around telling people what to do y Confucius acts against the Tao went around telling people what to dostudyetc o Dont take credit for accomplishmentsdont glorify heroestreasure rare objectsIf you dont take credit it doesnt create a competitive atmosphereCau
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