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Taoism

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Transcript of Taoism

Not God
No worship/praise
Everything
Not
Immortality?
All connected
Gives being
No being
"Daoism"
Originated
China
2000
Yin & Yang
Taoism
Taoism
Ethics
The Tao te ching
Book of Taoism
The Tao - "The Way"
Te - "virtue"
Ching - "classic"
Whale Talk
Sources
Selflessness
Moderation
Embracing the
Mystery
Non-Contrivance
Detachment
Humility
Stop seeing oneself as separate
Attention on greater whole
Avoidance of extremes
Limitations
Enjoy uncertainty of life
Balance fear with curiosity
Don't worry
Nature can't be controlled
Don't be controlled by others
There's no need to adapt morals
Knowledge doesn't belong to anyone
Life is a cycle
Balance
Modesty
Humbleness
Mason, Bill. "Taoist Ethics." True Tao. Web. 07 Apr. 2014
Meaning
Contents
81 Chapters
Poetry
Credited to Lao Tzu
Yin and Yang
Unity
Complementary forces
Harmony & Balance
Clarity
Cycle
Connections
Name: The Tao
Team - dependent
T.J. - good & evil
"When people see things as beautiful,
ugliness is created.
When people see things as good,
evil is created."
"Being and non-being produce each other.
Difficult and easy complement each other.
Long and short define each other.
High and low oppose each other.
Fore and aft follow each other."
The Tao
Conclusion
Mind blown?
Scratch the surface
Live it
"Taoism at a Glance." BBC News. BBC, 08 Aug. 2009. Web. 07 Apr. 2014.
Taoist Practices
Alchemy
Process to transform something common into something special
Designed to mentally and physically transform a person to become closer to the Tao
Physical Practices
Purity
keep mind and body pure to ensure spiritual wellness
avoid greed, lust, pride, and dishonesty
Meditation
creates mental stillness and mindfulness
gives mental space to know the Tao
Breathing
brings calmness
Martial Arts
Diet
refrain from alcohol, meat, beans, and grains
Energy Flow
enhancing and regulating energy flow through the body
exercise, meditation, and acupuncture
Body and Spirit
no fine line between
exist together not seperately
Recitation
reciting passages from Tao Te Ching
Talismans
Strips of paper with religious words and symbols
bring luck, drive off evil spirits
Other practices
"Do not glorify the achiever."
"Nothing exists without its opposite."
Connections
“Taoism.” BBC, 12 November 2009. Web. 8 April 2014.

“Tao.” Center of Traditional Taoist Studies, 2009. Web. 8 April 2014.

Kochmer, Casey. “What is Yin – Yang?” Personal Tao, 2014. Web. 8 April 2014.
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