The best way to introduce yourself to eastern thoughts is to read the Tao of Pooh. It is the perfect combination of a western story applied to Eastern thought. It is an easy read and very simple good living advice. The eastern point of view seems too simple or not encompassing all that we experience in our lives. This is not an accurate observation. The eastern point-of-view does not have an definite doctrine but it has a way to accomplish psychological issues. The reason why I gravitate towards eastern philosophies is because they address the human mind. They talk about will, emotions and desires. The western religions seem to focus on God and the relationship that a faithful have. They do not address my inner psychological attitudes and issues.
To Lao-tse (LAOdsuh), the harmony that naturally existed between heaven and earth from the very beginning could be found by anyone at any time, but not by following the rules of Confucianists. As he stated in his Tao Te Ching (DAO DEH JEENG), the "Tao Virtue Book", earth was in essence a reflection of heaven, run by the same laws—not by the laws of man. ( The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff)
I honestly try to read it, as well as the Te of the Piglet. No luck, I got quite bored and dropped both.
Don't ever try to read Tao Te Ching for Taoism, it's 100% wrong.
I find this statement very interesting. I am only vaguely familiar with Taoism. Sure, there must be doctrinal issues . . . it is a path to enlightenment. In Christianity, there are Calvinists and Arminians. What do you find unacceptable about the Tao Te Ching for Taoism?
by kins6 years ago
Now the world becomes more small and we need to know different cultures in this world,The book of Tao and Teh offers us a guide,can we talk about this famous book?
by Marwan Asmar5 years ago
Have you ever felt that western culture is a higher form than eastern culture and why?
by Dave McClure8 years ago
Tolerance, Reason and Humanity were the three pillars of Western Enlightenment, a philosophical movement inspired by such thinkers as Newton and Descartes and further developed by Rousseau, Paine, Voltaire, Hume. They...
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