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Connection Between Tao and Te In Modern and Ancient Times Since the beginning of time humans have been bewildered by many questions Questions such as morality ethics creation and virtue Many different types of philosophies have attempted to answer these questions some have failed and others have succeeded These philosophies are difficult to understand because many of them were written centuries ago Also the languages used by them are not used today Our mission as peaceful and humanitarian individuals is to seek out the best possible philosophy and improve it if necessary The Tao Te Ching is one of the most ancient and mysterious philosophy still circulating in many eastern societies Its origins is unknown as well as the writer of the manuscript For thousands of years many famous eastern philosophers have tried to make some sense of the Tao Te Ching However all of the interpretations range from extreme selflessness to conservation It is difficult to tell which interpretation is the Taos true meaning Neither interpretation is better than the other they are simply different Therefore to find the best one we must examiner all sides of the Tao Te Ching The Tao Te Ching is a book of metaphysics with eighty-one esoteric passages of how are must lives ones life The book uses many different kinds of parables to portray a message These messages set up the discipline of Taoism The Tao Te Ching begins by introducing several items which intertwine with one another to make a moral ethical and virtuous code of living The Chinese word Tao means road or way Addiss 105 Te means virtue or integrity and Ching means quiet or calm 105 The first line of the Tao Te Ching is Tao called Tao is not Tao 1 This line sets the way for the next eighty verses The first line literally says that if one acknowledges that the literature in the book is the Tao then
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