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  • Lao Tzu
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    Born in the Chinese province of Henan, Lao Tzu lived from c. 604-c. 531 BCE. He was a philosopher attributed with the writing of the Tao-Te-Ching and the reputed founder of Taoism. ('Tao' meaning the way of all life, 'Te' meaning the fit use of life by all men, and 'Ching' meaning text.) Lao Tzu was not his real name but rather an honorary title given to him by his followers meaning 'Old Master'. Lao Tzu believed that human life is constantly influenced by outer forces; not unlike everything els...
  • Lao Tzu Believes In Non Action
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    Taoism is a very interesting classical Chinese tradition. The word Tao literally translates as "run ahead", but the English meaning has been translated simply into "the Way". Lao Tzu, who is thought to have lived in either the 4th or 6th century B.C., wrote the book Tao Te Ching, which, when translated to English, means The Way and its Power (pp. 3-4). This book encompasses the beliefs of Taoism, or to believe in the Way. To follow "the Way" means that one should take no action and everything wi...
  • Lao Tzu
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    The original form of Taoism is sometimes called philosophical Taoism or classical Taoism. Taoism never even had a name until Buddhism came to China. It was nameless. Lao Tzu even states that Tao is only used because it is the closest word in meaning. Nothing can be said about the Tao without taking away from the meaning. When Taoism finally was acknowledged, it changed from its strict philosophical path to a religious one, with its own priests and holy men. For many centuries Taoism was just a w...
  • Lao Tzu And Machiavelli's Political System
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    Lao-tzu vs. Machiavelli Lao-tzu and Machiavelli are political philosophers writing in two different lands and two different times. Lao-tzu was an ancient Chinese philosopher from 6th 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. On one hand Lao-tzu advises in his book Tao-te Ching, If you want to be a great...
  • Confucius And Lao Tzu
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    Religion is religion, right Not necessarily. There are people in this country who don t believe in Christianity yet still follow the basic teachings of living. Confucianism and Taoism are just two of those religions practiced in this country, alone. The differences between the two are wide. From the legends surrounding them, to the ethical systems involved, to the preaching styles of the two founders, Confucius and Lao-Tzu. Confucius (Kung Fu-Tzu or Master Kung) was born in the year 551 BC, in t...
  • Interpretation Of Lao Tzu And Machiavelli's Conclusions
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    John McLaughlin April 8, 2002 ENGL 110 Government Response Paper Utopian or Reality? Throughout history, it can be argued that at the core of the majority of successful societies has stood an effective allocation of leadership. Accordingly, in their respective works "The Tao-te Ching" and "The Prince", Lao-Tzu and Machiavelli have sought to reach a more complete understanding of this relationship. The theme of political leaders and their intricate relationship with society indeed manifests itsel...
  • Confucius And Lao Tzu
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    Taoism and Confucianism are both very complex and important religions of their time. Both mainly Asian religions, these creeds were more prominent in the times they were developed then they are today. Each of these religions had a certain belief that there was a "Way" that things should happen and should work so that goodness and peace will regulate in the world. Confucius was the founder of Confucianism. His works were taught in the Confucian Analects. His sense of mission to be "a human among ...
  • Tao Te Ching
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    With origins dating back to 600 BC, Taoism is one of the earliest religions of the far east, predating both Buddhism and Confusiascism. It has survived for centuries, withstanding opposition from anti-Taoist dynasties by storing texts in hollowed out walls. Despite its hardships, Taoism has persevered and is still an important part of Eastern though and religion. The most well known of all Taoist sages is the fabled Lao-Tzu. He is credited with writing the Tao Te Ching, the first book to capture...
  • Confucius And Lao Tzu
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    Confucius and Lao Tzu were two highly known scholars in Ancient China. These scholars with their intellectual writings changed the views of the Chinese people. Confucius believed in the moral values and filial piety, he also wanted civic obedience. Lao Tzu was a mystical writer, his comparison between a 'perfect world'; and the 'real world'; made people think to act as loving and caring peoples. (Expand on what they thought about) Confucius was brought to the world sometime in 551 BCE in the sta...
  • Point Lao Tzu
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    Lao Tzu "Tao Te Ching" Discussion Questions 1. What is the most valuable way to live? Discuss the two examples of this idea. The most valuable way to live is to live passively. An example of this idea includes being able to ride roughshod over the hardest in the world means one can lasts longer in this competitive world by being passive. And only a few in the world means that not too many realize the way of life is to live passively. 2. Discuss the first three questions in this poem. What is "th...
  • Lao Tzu
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    The Three Schools Joseph Keeling Chinese Civ Essay 2 The three schools of thought-Confucian, Taoist, and Legalist, all have different views and reasons as to whether or not the United States should be involved in the conflict in Kosovo. Each school perceived Tao in different ways and had different views on human nature. To consider how each school would take its side on this issue, we must first have some background information on the schools. Confucius was one of the main contributors of the Co...
  • Confucius And Lao Tzu
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    Brad Czopek Area Studies There are three major "religions" in China: Buddhism, Confucianism and Taoism. Buddhism came from India, but the other two originated in China. This is a comparison between those two religions. In modern times there are lots of people that try to maintain a balance between the three, but this has not always been the case. There have been times when the followers of one religion were persecuted by the people of another religion. Coming into this report, I knew basically n...
  • Lao Tzu
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    Lao-tzu was an ancient Chinese philosopher from 6th century BC. He is the author of Tao-teaching. Machievalli was an Italian philosopher. He is the author of the Prince. They are both philosophers but have totally different perspective on how to be a good leader. Lao Tzu advises issues from a religious stand point; Machiavelli's advice is based on the demanding of one individual. Both philosopher's ideas will not work in today's world because our modern world is not as perfect as Lao-Tzu describ...

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