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  • Teachings Of Confucius Chuang Tzu Confucianism
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    Confucianism was the major school of thought in China throughout history. Confucianism was developed from the teachings of Confucius and his disciples, and covered the areas of social relationships, principles of good conduct, practical wisdom. Confucianism has influenced the Chinese attitude toward life, set the patterns of living, and provided the background for Chinese political theories and institutions. It has spread through various countries from Korea, Japan, and Vietnam and has aroused i...
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  • Century B C Lao Tzu
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    In the Chinese language the word tao means "way, " indicating a way of thought or life. There have been several such ways in China's long history, including Confucianism and Buddhism. In about the 6 th century BC, under the influence of the ideas credited to a man named Lao-tzu and the peoples exhaustion with the constant war-like state of China, Taoism became "the way." Like Confucianism, it has influenced every aspect of Chinese culture. A lot could be said of the diverse tradition we call Tao...
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  • Tao Te Ching Law Abiding Citizens
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    in two different lands and two different times. Lao-tzu was an ancient Chinese philosopher from 6 th century BC, the author of Tao-te Ching, and Machiavelli was an Italian philosopher who lived 2000 years after Lao-tzu's time, author of Prince. They are both philosophers but have totally different perspective on how to be a good leader. While both philosopher's writing is instructive. Lao-tzu's advice issues from detached view of a universal ruler; Machiavelli's advice is very personal perhaps d...
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  • Lao Tzu Ancient Chinese
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    Since the beginning of time, man has sought to explain the world around him. This is called philosophy, a Greek word which means 'love of wisdom. ' However, over the millennia it has come to mean much more. The philosophies of the ancient Chinese people, whether they explain nature or present ways to live a just life, became so complex that simple prose could not suitably express their meaning. Yet paradoxically, the simpler, less exact form of poetry does put forth the ideas. Nowhere is this mo...
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  • Yin And Yang Five Elements
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    According to Taoist philosophy, every object or matter in the world contains both Yin and Yang, which is why there is a portion of the Yang in Yin, and vice versa. The Chinese strongly believe that when something nears reaching its extreme, it becomes its polar opposite, as illustrated by the symbol. To illustrate this concept, for example, consider an ordinary balloon. As the balloon fills to its extreme with air, the balloon will certainly burst, causing a transformation to a deflated piece of...
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  • The Zen And Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance
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    The book by Pirsig contains a whole mirage of ideas and elaborate theories on life and the world within it. It is a search for truth, and understanding of knowledge at its highest. The narrator and his son are simple marionettes used to string along the underlying themes that Pirsig is trying to get across. Within these marionettes you will find the true meaning of the story depicted through Pirsig's metaphoric use of imagery. In the narrators journey across the country he falsely sets out for a...
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  • Zen Master Present Moment Taoism
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    Taoist attitudes toward death The way of the Tao is the way of Nature and of ultimate reality. So the philosophy of Taoism understands Tao as the One Thing which exists and connects the Many things. Tao, Nature, Reality are One. Taoism is basically indefinable. It has to be experienced. It refers to a power which envelops surrounds and flows through all things, living and non-living. It embodies the harmony of opposites. Taoists follow the art of "wu wei, " which is to let nature take its course...
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  • Tao Te Ching People In Western
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    The Tao The Taoism can hardly be referred to as religion, in the classical sense of this word. This is because it is being largely based not on faith, but on philosophical rationale, which is the reason why Taoism appeals to people who have their sense of logic, as the cornerstone, upon which their mental activity is based. The book Tao Te Ching, which was allegedly written by Lao Tsu, emphasizes the principle of Wu-wei as such that should define peoples existential mode. The semantic complicati...
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  • Hinduism And Buddhism Lao Tzu
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    The Worlds Religions Within the scope of this research, we will compare and contrast Confucianism, Taoism, Hinduism and Buddhism as described by Huston Smith in his book. Confucius thought that education was very important. He has a section in the Analects dedicated to his own love of learning. Confucius thought that educating people was very important. He educated people not only by teaching them physically but also by teaching through his sayings in the Analects. Confucius said: I tried thinki...
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  • Daughter Of Fortune By Isabel Allende
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    Daughter Of Fortune By: Isabel Allende This story is about women who broke out of traditional roles of mother, daughter and wife. The novel reads like the combined diaries of several characters, Daughter Of Fortune delves into the lives of Eliza, Tao Chi " en, Miss Rose, a small cluster of well-healed Englishmen living in Chile, and the influx of gold-seekers sailing to California. Using a heavy wand of foreshadowing, author Isabel Allende taunts readers with information and unravels several sub...
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  • The Zen And Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance
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    The Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance The book by Pirsig contains a whole mirage of ideas and elaborate theories on life and the world within it. It is a search for truth, and understanding of knowledge at its highest. The narrator and his son are simple marionettes used to string along the underlying themes that Pirsig is trying to get across. Within these marionettes you will find the true meaning of the story depicted through Pirsig's metaphoric use of imagery. In the narrators journe...
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  • B C E Qin Dynasty
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    Kung Fu Tzu (commonly pronounced Confucius in English) was born in 551 B. C. E. in the state of Lu (modern day Shantung Province). He lived during the Chou dynasty, and era known for its moral laxity. Later in life, he wandered through many states of China, giving advice to their rulers. He accumulated a small band of students during this time. The last years of his life were spent back in Lu, where he devoted himself to teaching. His writings deal primarily with individual morality and ethics, ...
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  • Rights Of The People Protect The Rights
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    The laws Community The Community The laws of the government and regulations of the state should be followed accordingly. There will be equal opportunities for everyone throughout their lifetime as long as they meet the requirements for those opportunities. People who qualify and will do the best for the community will head the community. The society is based on free will as long as the rules are followed and no one is harmed. The rules and regulations set are to protect the people of the society...
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  • Schools Of Thought Yin And Yang
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    Who is Confucius? To some he may appear as a joke. However, Confucius, in reality, was not a laughingstock. He was a man who strived to bring peace and happiness to a world ravaged by crime and war. Confucius did not look for paradise in the next world like other religions but rather he was more concerned with achieving happiness in ones own lifetime. A respected Chinese philosopher, Confucius, or Kung Fu Tzu, began as a teacher, stressing the importance of self-discipline and generosity. He tho...
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  • Chinese Thought Great Importance
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    Amidst the chaos of political instability and constant warring of the Zhou (Chou) era, arose many intellectual thinkers that brought such profound impact in the field of politics, religion and philosophy. (Lower and Rajendra 1985: 93) Even to the day, their influence can be espied in the many matters of China. Confucianism became the paramount school of thinking and later significant philosophies such as Daoism and Legalism gained immense recognition as well. (Lower and Rajendra 1985: 93) Each p...
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  • Opposite Direction Jet Stream
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    Economical Effects of El Ni? o El Ni? o is a warm coastal current that flows south along the coasts of Ecuador and Peru (Wyrtki). El Ni? o is a Spanish term meaning the child. The name refers to the Christ child because it usually begins around Christmas and ends around Easter (Cane). El Ni? o has recurred about twenty four times in the last century (Erickson). It is first recorded as far back as the early 1500 s and returns on average of once every four years (Cane). El Ni? o causes much destru...
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  • Lao Tzu Yin Yang
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    Taoism was first thought of by Lao Tzu. He thought that if you seek order and harmony and observe that nothing in nature strives for fame, power, and wisdom. Tao means " The way" or the universal force that guides all things. The philosophy of Lao Tzu came to be known as Taoism. Chinese people who learned the philosophy left society and lived closer to nature (Krieger, Reynolds, Neill, 88). The sign of the yin yang is a very common symbol in Taoism. Yin is the dark side of life. Yang i...
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  • Tai Chi Martial Arts
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    To most martial arts is about the hard-style, external arts such as Karate and Maui Thai. Tai Chi Chuan however, developed out of Taoist ideology and the concept of universal balance. Primarily it was committed to physical fitness and spiritual progress, but over time, the monks needed protection against growing warlords and thugs and so, the external aspect of Tai Chi Chuan evolved and an usual mixture of a healing art, exercise and meditation developed. A teacher taught his students, The man w...
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  • Robert Francis First Stanza Taoism
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    Waxwings: Robert Francis The overall theme of Robert Francis Waxwings is the belief of Taoism. This idea obviously is stated in the first line of the first stanza and then subtly throughout the rest of the poem. The title of the poem can also present a hint of Taoism. Since a tremendous component of Taoism has to do with nature, calling the poem Waxwings, a type of bird, is a pure title. Francis uses the first stanza as introductory, where he describes the setting as a February day in the sun. H...
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  • Bonnie And Clyde European American
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    Status Characteristics Theory A group of five college students who each belonged to a Greek association had to decide on what hotel to stay in during their spring break vacation in Cancun. There is a valued, collective task within this situation. They all have invested a lot of money for this trip and they all want to make sure they get the most for their money. All of the five students knew each other and the organizations to which they belong prior to this meeting. The characteristics of each ...
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