My basic intro essay on Taoism for your review

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  1. DT Strain

    DT Strain Spiritual Naturalist

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    Hello friends :)

    I have recently completed a very basic introductory essay on Taoism for readers in my organization. I would very much appreciate any feedback from those here, who are likely more knowledgeable that I on Taoism :)

    The essay is here:
    Taoism 101 | The Spiritual Naturalist Society

    Many thanks!

    Sincerely,
    Daniel
     
  2. radarmark

    radarmark Quaker-in-the-Making

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    I would urge you to look at the works of Wang, Dan, Wen and Yang on Process Philosopgy and Taoism (interesting native Chinese Daoist interest there). Look up on Google scholar or "Concrescence", an Autrailian Process Philosoph Journal, or the proceedings of Sophia University (Tokyo and Bejing, I think).

    Good essay!
     
  3. seattlegal

    seattlegal Why do cows say mu?

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    :)

    I wholeheartedly agree with radarmark regarding process philosophy and Taoism. Taoism focuses more on processes of change than it does on things. It is quite holistic in its approach, with everything being interconnected--and counter-intuitive in many of its approaches to affect change.

    My favorite Taoist quote (yes I quote it quite often)
    "Therefore it is said, 'In representing the Dao of Heaven, one uses the terms Yin and Yang, and in representing the Dao of Earth, one uses the terms Soft and Hard, while in representing the Dao of Man, one uses the terms Love and Righteousness.'"
    --Zhou Dunyi, Explanation of the Diagram of the Supreme Ultimate, quoting the Yi of the I Ching.
     
  4. DT Strain

    DT Strain Spiritual Naturalist

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    Thank you Radarmark and Seattlegal for your replies! I will definitely check into this :)
     

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