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laozi

-critique of confucianism came from those who argues that humanity must synchronize itself with the dao
+thought to be only way to restore peace
-thought to have written the daojing
-may not be a real person
-can refer to different masters
-also refers to an old baby

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dao

the way
-humans/society should be
-focuses on our world, not as much as godly forces
-what can human beings do to improve their existence? behave the best you can
-all these principles hold true because of a governing force (tien/heaven)
-follow dao, you will have success

3

wu-wei

-actionless action
-do nothing and you will harm nothing
-you will succeed if you follow this path

4

huang-lao

daoist school of thought
-mixture of huangdi
+yellow emperor, famous for inventing weapons, wells, irrigation, silk, music, medicine
-laozi
-strain of daoist thought
-silk text

5

zhuangzi

-early daoist
-2nd great daoist text
+named after sage who wrote it
+daoist master
+short verses, terse, funny, informational
-lively parables and paradoxes
-exposed the mysterious dao in everyday human life
-dao life does not require you to recuse to nature
-butterfly story
-advocates acceptance of change
-provides balance for confucian rule

6

de

power
-power of de perceived in yin-yang
-de moving around the world

7

philosophical daoism

-came from daodejing and later thinkers such as Zhuangzi
-humans connected in a web of dynamic forces
-yin-yang a way to understand this
+arouse from the dao
-power of dao perceived thorough yin-yang

8

daodejing

-hugely influential text
-explains nature of the dao, but dao is beyond words
-dao is source of nature
-yin-yang emerge from dao
-all thins in universe flow with de
-dao is not a creator god, has no will
-follow dao, don't do anything unnatural
-deep level of reality is hiding from us

9

di

life force
-if you meditate (qi gond) you increase it

10

religious daoism

-focused on practive to gain immortality
-focused on diet, exercise, meditation
-respects the state and confucianism
-takes into consideration filial piety
-gain immortality by following the 8 sage

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laozi text

the daodejing