from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. In Taoism, the basic, eternal principle of the universe that transcends reality and is the source of being, non-being, and change.
- n. In Confucianism, the right manner of human activity and virtuous conduct seen as stemming from universal criteria and ideals governing right, wrong, and other categories of existence.
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- n. an adherent of any branch of Taoism
- n. the ultimate principle of the universe
If blockbusters are about narcissistic striving and the Tao is about giving up the Self, then I vote for a happy medium between the two.
The whole idea of Yin and Yang and the Tao is about the order of nature, the natural way of things, not chaos.
Doctordi – I readily admit that one of the reasons I love the Tao is that it comforts me in my sedentary and contemplative tendencies!
President Hu Jin Tao has said "Shanghai's holding of World Expo is the pride of all Chinese people."
Lao Tzu was a brilliant, brilliant man - in Tao Te Ching, he wrote this:
The first principle of the Tao is that the way named is not the way.
The Tao is precisely a figure which emerges from a ground.
The Tao is not equivalent with the Cosmos; otherwise Lao Tze would not spend so much time commenting on activities which are "not the Tao".
Without a manuscript, Tao is reading from one of his three published books.
I think tonight Tao is doing a version that condenses the opening but somehow lasts exactly eight minutes.
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