Taoism Short Faq

Here you can talk about the main Taoist topics such as Tao, Yin-Yang, Wu, Wu-Wei.

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Taoism Short Faq

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Tao means Way. Taoism is the Way of Nature and also the Way of the sage who emulate the course of Nature.

Te - translated characteristics. Points to the phenomenology of the Tao. The way Tao manifests itself. Its many "faces".

Yin-Yang, related to the Tao, are the basic opposite forces that rule the Universe.

Wu - translated emptiness, points to the mind seen an empty vessel.

Wu-Wei - the action without desire.

Tao-te ching - the Classic of the Way and its Characteristics (according to Legge's translation of the title), written by Lao-tzu, it is the Bible of Taoism.

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Helpful and succint. Thank you, Laotan. :)

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Wu-Wei – doing things as naturally as possible, issuing orders as few as possible and interfering with people’s life as little as possible.

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Yin-Yang is the law of the unity of opposites. They are by no means isolated but are mutually interdependent.

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morning wrote:Wu-Wei – doing things as naturally as possible, issuing orders as few as possible and interfering with people’s life as little as possible.
And what you mean by naturally? Do you know what is natural and what is not? I tell you that wu-wei means interfering with people and things, and doing a lot of deeds or issuing rules, and so forth - everything is governed by the Tao. Or going with the flow - as Alan Watts said.

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Bringing some life back to this thread, to me everything is natural, there is no not-natural :)

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Still what about the wu-wei?

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always nice to have a brief explanation :)

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If I go the way of action without desire they call me crazy and put me away :(

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