THE GREAT CHINESE PHILOSOPHIES. 2 ND YEAR ENGLISH COMMUNICATION ARTS AND SKILLS THROUGH AFRO-ASIAN LITERATURE MS. WENNIE GRACE PILAPIL SEPTEMBER 10,2012. Father of Taoism Author of the book “ Tao Te Ching ” or “Way and its Power:. LAO TZU (6 TH CENTURY B.C.).
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THE GREAT CHINESE PHILOSOPHIES 2ND YEAR ENGLISH COMMUNICATION ARTS AND SKILLS THROUGH AFRO-ASIAN LITERATURE MS. WENNIE GRACE PILAPIL SEPTEMBER 10,2012
Father of Taoism • Author of the book “ Tao TeChing” or “Way and its Power: LAO TZU(6THCENTURY B.C.)
Religion developed from Taoist philosophy that stresses freedom from desires, simplicity of lifestyle, and understanding the way of the universe. • Derived from Tao which means “path or way” TAOISM
The best of men is like water; Water benefits all things And does not complete with them. It dwells in the lowly places that all disdain, Wherein if comes near to the Tao. In his dwelling, he loves the lowly earth; In his relations with others, he loves kindness; In his words, he loves sincerity; In government, he loves peace; In business affairs, he loves ability; In his action, he loves choosing the right time; It is because he does not contend That he is without reproach
One of the truly great men that China produced • Westernized form of his name which is Kung Fu-tze • ANALECTS CONFUCIUS(551 B.C.- 478 B.C.)