Taoism: Potential Within Passivity

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Religion

 

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Henry M

 

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May 29, 2015

 

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(Tao Te Ching, 25) This is important, for humans are urged by Taoist thought to place themselves below all else, especially the world, but also other people. The wise person will put another person's needs before their own. Within this frame of mind, selfishness must be eliminated in order for life and nature to be in order...
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Within this frame of mind, selfishness must be eliminated in order for life and nature to be in order. The passivity that is spoken of in the Tao Te Ching is not to be confused with inactivity or laziness. I equate it more with the idea of potential energy. The concept of potential energy asserts that all matter, although at a state of rest, possesses an energy that will be released when the matter is in an active state...
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