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Transcript of Taoism
Yin & Yang
The Tao te ching
Book of Taoism
The Tao - "The Way"
Te - "virtue"
Ching - "classic"
Stop seeing oneself as separate
Attention on greater whole
Avoidance of extremes
Enjoy uncertainty of life
Balance fear with curiosity
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
Mason, Bill. "Taoist Ethics." True Tao. Web. 07 Apr. 2014
Credited to Lao Tzu
Yin and Yang
Harmony & Balance
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."
Scratch the surface
"Taoism at a Glance." BBC News. BBC, 08 Aug. 2009. Web. 07 Apr. 2014.
Process to transform something common into something special
Designed to mentally and physically transform a person to become closer to the Tao
keep mind and body pure to ensure spiritual wellness
avoid greed, lust, pride, and dishonesty
creates mental stillness and mindfulness
gives mental space to know the Tao
refrain from alcohol, meat, beans, and grains
enhancing and regulating energy flow through the body
exercise, meditation, and acupuncture
Body and Spirit
no fine line between
exist together not seperately
reciting passages from Tao Te Ching
Strips of paper with religious words and symbols
bring luck, drive off evil spirits
"Do not glorify the achiever."
"Nothing exists without its opposite."
“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.