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Taoist Texts

Taoist Texts
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The Path of Water - 21st century Taoism Welcome to the Akashic Library | Jazz Music – Jazz Artists – Jazz News ARC - Faiths and ecology - What does Daoism teach us about ecology? Four main principles of Daoism guide the relationship between humanity and nature: 1. Follow the Earth The Dao De Jing says: 'Humanity follows the Earth, the Earth follows Heaven, Heaven follows the Dao, and the Dao follows what is natural.' Daoists therefore obey the Earth. 2. In Daoism, everything is composed of two opposite forces known as Yin and Yang. 3. If the pursuit of development runs counter to the harmony and balance of nature, even if it is of great immediate interest and profit, people should restrain themselves from it. 4. Daoism has a unique sense of value in that it judges affluence by the number of different species.

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TAOISM Major world religions Menu Sponsored link. The Taoist Yin Yang symbol: Overview: Taoism is an Eastern religion/philosophy with perhaps 225 million followers. The exact number of followers is impossible to estimate because many of its followers also identify with other religions -- often Buddhism and Confucianism -- and because it is impossible to obtain reliable polling information from individuals in China. Taoists were heavily persecuted in China for years after the Communist victory in 1949, and during the cultural revolution from 1966 to 1976. Topics discussed in this section: Site navigation: Copyright © 1995 to 2011 by Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance Original publishing date: 1995-JUN-3 (That is not an error; we really have been online since the infancy of the Internet.) Sponsored link

Dao De Jing Daripada Wikibooks. 31 Weapons are the bearers of bad news; all people should detest them. The wise man values the left side, and in time of war he values the right. Weapons are meant for destruction, and thus are avoided by the wise. Only as a last resort will a wise person use a deadly weapon. 32 The Tao is nameless and unchanging. If a ruler abides by its principles, then her people will willingly follow. Naming is a necessity for order, but naming can not order all things. All things end in the Tao just as the small streams and the largest rivers flow through valleys to the sea. 33 Those who know others are intelligent; those who know themselves are truly wise. Those who know they have enough are truly wealthy. Those who persist will reach their goal. Those who keep their course have a strong will. 34 The great Tao flows unobstructed in every direction. 35 She who follows the way of the Tao will draw the world to her steps. The soft and pliable overcomes the hard and inflexible.

The Rotation of the Elements (c) 1995, John Opsopaus When thou hast made the quadrangle round, Then is all the secret found. -- George Ripley (d. 1490) The rotation of the elements is a key alchemical procedure, the principal means by which the purified essence of a substance is extracted and raised to its most sublime state. Indeed, the rotation symbolizes an important transformative process, which manifests throughout the spiritual and material worlds, but to understand it we must review the symbolic structure of the four elements. The elements have been rich symbols for at least 2500 years, for they resonate with our deepest experience of the world. Now hear the fourfold roots of everything: Enlivening Hera, Hades, shining Zeus And Nestis, moistening mortal springs with tears. Hera rules the fruitful earth, Hades the central fire, Zeus the luminescent air, and Nestis the mollifying water The rotation of the elements depends on two interrelated structures, one linear and the other cyclic. Square of Opposition Phanes

Music History As of July 1, 2013 ThinkQuest has been discontinued. We would like to thank everyone for being a part of the ThinkQuest global community: Students - For your limitless creativity and innovation, which inspires us all. Teachers - For your passion in guiding students on their quest. Partners - For your unwavering support and evangelism. Parents - For supporting the use of technology not only as an instrument of learning, but as a means of creating knowledge. We encourage everyone to continue to “Think, Create and Collaborate,” unleashing the power of technology to teach, share, and inspire. Best wishes, The Oracle Education Foundation Taoism - Credo Reference - Credo Reference Summary Article: Taoism from The Hutchinson Unabridged Encyclopedia with Atlas and Weather Guide Chinese philosophical system, traditionally founded by the Chinese philosopher Lao Zi in the 6th century BC. He is also attributed authorship of the scriptures, Tao Te Ching, although these were apparently compiled in the 3rd century BC. The ‘tao’ or ‘way’ denotes the hidden principle of the universe, and less stress is laid on good deeds than on harmonious interaction with the environment, which automatically ensures right behaviour. The magical side of Taoism is illustrated by the I Ching or Book of Changes, a book of divination. Beliefs The universe is believed to be kept in balance by the opposing forces of yin and yang that operate in dynamic tension between themselves. Continue Reading RM, 2014. Taoism. (2014). Every effort has been made to have our citations be as accurate as possible, but please check our work!