Tao Upanishad Bhag 1 ~ 08

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ताओ उपनिषद, भाग एक ~ 08

event type discourse
date & time 26 Jun 1971, 20:30
location Palm Beach High School, Bombay
language Hindi
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shorttitle WAY108
(Translated as in The Way of Tao, Vol 1 on CD-ROM)
The sutra
(Chapter 2: Sutra 4)
All things take their rise but he does not turn away from them; he gives them life, but does not take possession of them; he goes through these processes, but does not take possession of them; he acts, but does not appropriate, it is because he lays claim to no credit that the credit cannot be taken away from him.
Question 1
What is the place for method in Lao Tzu's philosophy of life? How can a man reach his goal whose aim is not doing but just floating? And is effort not necessary to reach the goal? Lao Tzu's method of no-doing, to be inactive, also establishes a goal. And can we call it wisdom to let ourselves loose on unknown and unfelt ways? Is this the characteristic of a wise man or an unwise man?

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