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Lecture 3

Lecture 3 - Taoism

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Religious Studies
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Religious Studies 1023E
Mahdi Tourage

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November 18 2010 Taoism 3 y Similarities to Confucianism o Both value harmony yin and yang o Both somewhat political Tao Te ChingWays rulerssages should act o Warring States PeriodBoth deal with the problem Tao Te Ching doesnt address it specifically o Methods are differentConfucius you are born an animal and need to develop your humanity through education and learningTaoists think that everything you need happens naturally knowledge is twisting people out of shape heart of artificiality o Confucius utopian view with a virtuous king who sets example for peasantsLooks to heaven for instruction sets standard o Taoists look on earth and see the way the world operates heaven doesnt have the answers to whats right and wrongo Taoistshave to do it yourself Confucianslearn about what people did in the past y Chuang Tzu earlier than Tao Te Ching380 BCE o Name of a man and a text o Ma
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