Re: nothing--absolutely nothing--to do with Daoism
Posted by gar on 2/7/2009, 2:49 pm, in reply to "Re: nothing--absolutely nothing--to do with Daoism"
: --Previous Message--
: Yes, there are loads of 'how to' books in
: the ancient literature. And not just in the
: Chinese literature. During turbulent times,
: people thirst for answers to the problems
: that beset them and their societies.
: I don't read the Laozi as a 'how to' book,
: however. I recognize that many people do.
: Many translations emphasize the imperative
: ('Do this' 'Don't do this'), but some do
: -- Name one.
: Bao Pu, do you detect any of what--for lack
: of a better word--might be called the
: 'mystical,' in the Laozi?
: Or is it all nuts and bolts literalness for
: Don't play stupid Steve.
: Bao Pu
Greetings Bao Pu,
I'm wondering why now is the time, to bring Steve on the carpet, for his unorthodox interpretation of Taoism.
Did you just get tired of his scholarly ineptitude on Taoism?
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