• Lao Tzu and the "Tao Te Ching"
    Lao Tzu and the “Tao Te Ching” Laozi or Lao Tzu, was a mystical philosopher who lived in ancient China. Most scholars believe Lao Tzu was born around 600 B.C.E. However, some authorities have him being born about 500 B.C.E. and some, question if Lao Tzu was actually a person or just a...
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  • Tao Te Ching
    The Tao Te Ching and Confucianism are two extreme forms of Chinese religion. They both are two of China’s most ancient and followed philosophies. With harmony as the ending result in mind for both religions, they both appear to have different paths, or ways, on how to obtain this goal. The Tao Te...
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  • The Thoughts of Tao Te Ching
    The thoughts of Tao Te Ching (Philosophy) The first thing that struck me about Tao Te Ching is Albert Einstein. I am a big fan of Einstein, perplexed by years of studying his scientific theories and thereafter forever being awed by his genius. As for Taoism, being of Chinese descent, growing u...
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  • The Mysteries and a Brief Analysis of the Writings Known as the Tao Te Ching
    The Tao Te Ching is an Ancient Chinese text that I don’t think anyone really translated correctly. This is evidenced by several facts. The most obvious fact is that there are over 250 independent translations that have been created over the years since its inception – even translations from Anci...
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  • Philosophy Analysis of Tao Te Ching, Genesis, and City of God
    Analytic Paper on Tao Te Ching, Genesis the Bible, and City of God By: Majik Maji The philosophies of Christianity and Taoism, as different as they may be in full body, share the similarity of unshakeable destiny. Though Taoism is rooted in the idea that nature can be used as a blueprint for un...
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  • Tao Te Ching, Lao Tzu
    Tao Te Ching, Lao Tzu 1 The Tao that can be told is not the eternal Tao The name that can be named is not the eternal Name. The unnamable is the eternally real. Naming is the origin of all particular things. Free from desire, you realize the mystery. Caught in desire, you see only the...
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  • Critical Response to the Tao Te Ching
    Critical Response Paper I would like to say that I chose the Tao Te Ching, however, it chose me. I was first introduced to this text one Christmas morning, many years ago, and it has been with me (in one way or another) ever since. Due to my lifestyle I was constantly losing my copy, and in my a...
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  • The Tao Te Ching
    Ngon Tran John fielding English 1A 25 August 2013 The Way The Tao te Ching is a Chinese classic text. It was written in sixth century BC, by Laozi. The author was a philosopher of the very old china. The author has written the text with the short poems, natural...
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  • Tao Te Ching
    Tthere is no greater illusion than fear,/ no greater wrong than preparing to defend yourself,/ no greater misfortune than having an enemy" (26). This is an ingenious concept, yet we all face fear everyday, for many of us, it affects our way of life and the way we think and do things. Reading t...
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  • Lao Tzu - Tao Te Ching
    Lao-Tzu - Journal The concepts and ideas of the Tao-Te Ching may be a hard to grasp at first, but that is partially the point. For “The tao that can be told, is not the eternal Tao (Verse 1). Those who think they know everything, do not. It does not help to know the Tao, it just is....
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  • The Tao Da Ching
    Paige Eberle Professor Powell English 105 1 September, 2011 Tao Te Ching Underneath the mysterious language, numerous paradoxes, and ambiguity of the Tao Te Ching lies a helpful, concise passage and interesting way of life. Its complex yet simple verses can give one great insight on moral beha...
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  • Toa Te Ching
    Lisa Matteson Week 3 Writing Assignment Perspectives in Leadership TAO TE CHING is a book of Chinese philosophy, authored by Lao-tzu, whose name means "The Old Master" or "The Old Boy" (Friedler, 200...
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  • Something on Laozi and Tao Te Jing
    Something on Laozi and Tao Te Jing 1£®Introduction: Life experiences of Laozi, his masterpiece Tao Te Jing and Daoism Laozi( originally named ¡°Li Er¡± ), is considered as the author of Tao Te Jing and the founder of Daoism. He lived during Zhou dynasty (ca. 11th century BC - 256 BC), and ac...
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  • Ta Te Ching
    Thoughts from the Tao-Ta Ching The Way, the path, the route, or the method, however you want to describe it there is a certain approach everyone has on his or her life. Which ways right and which ways wrong and how to deal with it all. The Tao-Ta Ching is an ancient Chinese way of life. The script...
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  • Critically evaluate the claim that the Taoist notion of Tao is essentially arrational
    Taoism originated in China around 500 b.c Taoist thought is based on the writings of Lao-Tzu in the poetic stanzas of the Tao Te Ching. Lau Tzu translates as the 'Old Man' or the 'Old Teacher'. It is 5,000 characters in length and comprises of two books. The Tao Te Ching is the second most...
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  • From "The Tao of Physics"
    From "The Tao of Physics" When Buddhism arrived in China, around the first century A.D., it encountered a culture which was more than two thousand years old. In this ancient culture, philosophical thought had reached its culmination during the late Chou period (c. 500-221 B.C.), the golden age of...
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  • The Tao in United States Government
    At first glance, Lao Tsu’s Tao Te Ching is a 2500 year old book of wisdom. In reality, the Tao contains much more than that. When reading through it, one finds guides on religion, life, equality, philosophy, morality, war, and oddly enough, how to govern. One of the prevailing themes in the Tao is...
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  • Discuss the Behaviours That Could Be Expected of Tourists Who Come from a Culture with a Strong Tao Influence. Include the Underlying Philosophies/Beliefs of Taoism That Explain These Behaviours.
    Taoism first originated in China around 500 B.C. and the ideas that were proposed by some of those early thinkers still have a strong influence and impact, on humanity and contribute significantly to our thinking even today (Kohn, L. 2001, p11). Taoism has undergone many adaptations as history chang...
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  • A Philosophy for All: an Analysis of the Tao
    A Philosophy For All: An Analysis of the Tao There is no single definition of Taoism in the Tao de Ching. The reader realizes that she will not find one in the text after seeing the first sentence. By saying that whatever can be described of the Tao is not the true Tao, its author, Lao-tzu, esta...
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  • The Tao
    One of the teachings of the Tao is that everything belongs to the Tao. In Chapter 9 of the Tao Te Cheng, Lao Zi says that desire should be limited because everything is part of the Tao and that in order to live by the Tao there must be balance between Yin and Yang. “One should stop in...
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