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The Teaching of Dao 9-通道 9  

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Dao


Dao is Way, Path, Truth, Reason, Logos or the Moral Order! However, Dao that can be named is not the eternal Dao according to Laozhe (老子), and he also elaborated that Name that can be named is not the ultimate name. It is not hard to understand if we stand on the other side of the road to see things at the other end of road junction, try this on for size, once we ascribed a 'name' to let say a cup, then everything that is not a cup is 'not' a cup!

We are required to see things though our 'heart' and not merely by our eyes. The teaching of Dao eventually will lead us to love and do things in accordance to the natural way. Dong Zhong Shu glorified the term "The unification of Tian (Heaven) and Ren (Human) (天人合一)", in a way to manifest that the natural movements of planets and the formation of earth structure are meant for human to co-live harmoniously. The Sun will be there in time to wake us up and provide necessary sunlight to living beings while the moon rises on time to provide us a platform to rest at night. The Sun will not rise in the west and set in the east and like wise with the moon, they are not temperament and will not be late for hours to function and ancient Chinese coiled this as 'trust' and called this 'The Dao of Heaven' (天道,). Like wise human and living beings must not act in against such Law of Heaven by destructing the environment that we live in (人道). The Dao of Human requires us to mimic the heavenly law of Dao by 'trust' naturally.

Confucians teachings require Dao of Human Being reflected by 5 virtues of benevolence, justice, rites, and knowledge and trustworthy (仁,義,禮,智,信). In short, this path, we are required to perform the spirit of righteousness (行善) and filial (行孝).

Chinese metaphysics are based on such principles and parameters to function properly as well as morally. The responsibility lies in the hand of practitioners and the success of promoting the ancient arts is as much as they allow it to be.

 

 

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