Essays Tagged: "Tao"

What is Taoism?

The Tao has reality and evidence, but no action and no form. It may be transmitted but cannot be receive ... ugh itself. It existed before Heaven and earth, and indeed for all eternity. The following was what Taoism is to Hua-Ching Ni, a Taoist. Taoism is also pronounced Dow-ism. Taoism is China's oldest nat ... dest native religion. Among many Chinese schools of "thought" it is second to that of Confucianism. Tao or Dao means "way". In order to obtain it, one must "do nothing". Nothing strained, artificial, ...

(3 pages) 207 0 4.6 Mar/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Reincarnation, Tao and Buddha

In this essay I show how Taoism and Buddhism view the idea of reincarnation, also ways of reaching ultimate one and nirvana e ... d Buddhism view the idea of reincarnation, also ways of reaching ultimate one and nirvana explained.Taoist and Budhhist view of human nature and its stages also explained in this essay.In addtion to t ... st and Budhhist view of human nature and its stages also explained in this essay.In addtion to that Tao and Buddhist views compared .In fact you can find all you need about reincarnation in respect of ...

(6 pages) 89 1 4.3 Nov/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Buddhism

Comments on the Taoist idea of Wu Wei and Yin and Yang. How does one accomplish anything by it?

The wu wei is a perfected way of life to align one's self to the Tao. A better translation of wu wei in English is pure effectiveness. "Wu wei is the supreme action, ...

(1 pages) 47 0 3.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Taoist principles of Non-contention

The Taoist principles of Non-contention are quite simple, Taoist beliefs are that you don't participate ... ntention are quite simple, Taoist beliefs are that you don't participate in argument or strife. The Tao itself does not judge, it does not condemn and it does not punish, therefore, it cannot be conte ... ed in an effortlessly revolving merry-go-round. When you go along with the flow or direction as the Tao suggests, you derive great impetus, like having the wind against your back or filling your sail. ...

(5 pages) 74 0 5.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Taoism vs. Buddhism a comparative essay with bioliography

Taoism and Buddhism are the two great philosophical and religious traditions that originated in Chin ... ons that originated in China. They are alike and yet different in many ways.One dominant concept in Taoism and Buddhism is the belief in some form of reincarnation. Reincarnations, life after death, a ... rm of reincarnation. Reincarnations, life after death, and beliefs are not standardized.The goal in Taoism is to achieve Tao, to find "the Way". Tao is the essence of everything that is right, and com ...

(5 pages) 148 0 0.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Buddhism

Taoism to regular life

Taoism applied to everyday life "If nothing is done than all will be well," (Chapter 3). In Taoism t ... . The Yin is the practice of not-doing. One compliments the other, and each cannot exist alone. The Tao tells people to practice not-doing because it will bring happiness in their life. By not-doing, ... tells people to practice not-doing because it will bring happiness in their life. By not-doing, the Tao means not performing actions, which are unnecessary and uncalled for. People should just take th ...

(5 pages) 86 0 5.0 May/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Chronicles of Tao Book Review

In reading Chronicles of Tao, this type of spirituality appeals to me in many ways. I have long been fascinated with the Chin ... ncept and attempts to bring "balance" into my life. Although it is obviously not a complete form of Taoism, I found many similarities and felt very comfortable with the concepts of the Tao. In additio ... mind and bring some balance to the inner thoughts. Although I could not ever see myself becoming a Taoist, I agree that some of the practices can help a person become more spiritual in whatever belie ...

(5 pages) 35 0 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Buddhism And Taoism

Buddhism And Taoism The belief in some higher presence, other than our own, has existed since man can recollect. ... ished from this belief, and it can survive and flourish because of this belief. In Chinese history, Taoism and Buddhism are two great phiosophical and religious traditions along with Confucianism. Tao ... ve shapedChinese life and thought for nearly twenty-five hundred years. One dominate concept in Taoism and Buddhism is the belief in some form of reincarnation. The idea that life does not end whe ...

(9 pages) 113 0 4.6 Jun/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Buddhism

Seven Taoist Masters Summary

The master that I chose is Sun Pu-erh. Since her troubles with attaining the Tao were that she thought she was a genius from the beginning and needed very little meditation and ... t she was a genius from the beginning and needed very little meditation and principle to attain the Tao. But she learned down the road that there is no such thing as knowing too much. She has shown th ... that there is no such thing as knowing too much. She has shown the most perseverance to attain the Tao, by even scaring her face so that she could travel to a village so she could attain imortality f ...

(5 pages) 41 0 0.0 Jul/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Mental Simulation

reatening aircraft. This unidentified target was heading towards them from an Iranian airport. The (TAO) did not give any order to shoot down the target. He used his mental simulation to overcome this ...

(3 pages) 25 0 5.0 Jan/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

All of New Mexico's Troubles Began in Taos: An Anthropological Look and Evaluation of the Taos Pueblo Indians and their history

The word Tao, while Native American in origin, is not necessarily a native term for the inhabitants of the sm ... se to refer to their Pueblo dwelling friends. Roughly translated it means "to the north" or for the Taos Indians themselves; "to or toward the village" (Bodine 1977: 25). Later, during the Spanish con ... t of adding an "s" to nouns to form the plural, forever changed the name to what we know now as the Taos Pueblo Indians (Bodine 1977: 26). The Taos refer to themselves and their Pueblos as "lalaphin" ...

(7 pages) 31 0 3.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

Acceptance Through Patience: Tao Te Ching by Lao-Tzu - Reflection on governmental philosophy

The Tao-te Ching is the second most translated literary work, just behind the Bible. Although it was wri ... is still applicable today. When properly planned and thought out a modern American could live in a Taoist way if they were committed to do so, and many could greatly benefit from the influence of Lau ... o, and many could greatly benefit from the influence of Lau-tzu's principles in their lives. In the Tao-te Ching, Lao-tzu emphasizes that good leadership involves having enough patience to wait for na ...

(5 pages) 32 0 0.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

Texas Rangers

ers protected local Texas citizens from Mexicans and Indians.In the year 1835, 13,00 people move to Tao. The Indians were enemies and they would frequently invade parts of cities including Tao. At one ...

(2 pages) 630 0 0.0 May/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Philosophy Reflection

life is much different than it was five months ago. To me, the two most interesting works were the Tao and The Mind's I. The Tao describes a really interesting way of life. Of all the philosophies we ... now in our current society. However, the only way it can be implemented is if everyone follows the Tao, and that is nearly impossible in our current society. We should honestly try to live simpler li ...

(6 pages) 22 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Co-existence Of Good And Evil In Demian

er. Darkness exists because there is light; emptiness exists because there is fullness. This is the Tao." - Anon. For every good there is evil, and for every evil there is good. B ...

(5 pages) 2515 0 0.0 Jan/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Toism Today

Taoism Today Taoism is the thought of as a way of life by it's followers today. They believe that th ... oughout the universe.T There are three centers in the world devoted to teaching the philosophies of Taoism today. They are located in Shangai, Boston, Moscow. These centers act as the headquarters for ... thers. They are taught to reach elightment, wich is the human desire for guidance and understanding.Taoism has returned to the way it was when laozi founded the religion. For a time period after his d ...

(1 pages) 422 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Taoism Today

Taoism Today Taoism is the thought of as a way of life by it's followers today. They believe ... y Taoism is the thought of as a way of life by it's followers today. They believe that the "Tao" is the natural order of things. It is a force that flows through through every living thi ... erse. T There are three centers in the world devoted to teaching the philosophies of Taoism today. They are located in Shangai, Boston, Moscow. These centers act as the headquarters for ...

(1 pages) 539 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Using a novel in the literacy classroom; Surfing Mr Petrovic

author then proceeds to take us on a journey written in the first person from the point-of-view of Tao Symonds, the eleven year old narrator and central character, as he reflects on the previous few ... ven year old narrator and central character, as he reflects on the previous few months of his life. Tao thinks the whole world is against him. He is suffering pressure from school, his parents and the ...

(14 pages) 22 0 0.0 Mar/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

Two Dimension Parellels Between Kafka' and Lao-Tzu's way of imparting a new sort of understanding in the reader, of "telling the story."

e reader to think very deeply about the meaning as does Lao Tzu. Neither writer forces anything.The Tao Te Ching, by Lao Tzu is said to contain hidden meanings for the way one should lead his life. Ka ... escribed using the same description: a set of hidden meanings for the way life should be lead. The "Tao" can be directly translated to mean "natural law" and the "Te" can be translated directly to mea ...

(4 pages) 15 0 1.0 Oct/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Comparative Essays

Comparative Eastern Influences Response CheckPoint

Comparative Eastern Influences Response CheckPointTaoism vs. ConfucianismMoore & Bruder (2005) state that, much of our knowledge of Taoism philoso ... 's ideas are used to gain power and stay in power. However, there are various waysone might look at Taoism. According to the text, Lao Tzu believed as did Greek PhilosopherSocrates that a person with ... ucianism was lacking here, proposing solutions without wisdom.Moore & Bruder (2005) state that, Tao is like an empty dish that embraces energy (ch'i)in every single thing. "In contrast to Confuciu ...

(2 pages) 23 0 0.0 Mar/2009

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History