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Author:  Reisrebus [ Tue Sep 10, 2002 5:08 pm ]
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I was watching Charlie Rose or something .. maybe it was NightLine, who cares, anyway the thing that caught my ear was they ( whovever, does it really matter? ) mentioning a 89 passage/verse piece of philosophy or an ancient religious text they called the Taw Dow ( Tah dOW ? ) I cannot search via engines because yes, I get non english sites refering to the Dow or someones toe. Any proper information regarding this and leading to successful retrieval of information would highly be appreciated.


Author:  Ogredude [ Sat Oct 19, 2002 7:10 pm ]
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it's spelled Tao

Author:  Blakey [ Wed Nov 27, 2002 12:16 pm ]
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Is it Tao Dao, or is Tao Dow correct?

Author:  kreely [ Wed Apr 16, 2003 3:42 pm ]
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google it

Author:  HunnyRoastedPeanut [ Wed Apr 23, 2003 2:48 pm ]
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"Tao" is the "correct" Englishized written version of a word that is pronounced dao. In Chinese it means "way" as in "the way." As far as "tah"...I really don't it possible that you heard some diminutive version of the word "the?"

Author:  weekendrisktaker [ Sun Sep 12, 2004 10:27 am ]
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Tao Te Ching (pronounced closer to Dow Day Jing). The Book of the Way. One of the primary sources for Taoist philosophy. I believe the attributed author is Lao-tze?

Author:  Gerald [ Sun Sep 12, 2004 12:17 pm ]
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I've seen it transliterated both Dao and Tao, though Tao is the most common way. Keep in mind that many of the Chinese names and terms are transliterated in multiple ways (Hsün Tzu and Xun Zi are two ways of transliterating the same way).

Lao Tzu is probably the Taoist thinker most people think of. The other principle Taoist was Chuang Tzu. The two have slightly different takes (the one that comes to mind is that Lao Tzu favored the Yang over Yin while Chuang Tzu did not favor one over the other).

The Tao is "The Way" (the whole) while the "Te" is each persons participation in the Tao.

The various schools derived from Confucius's teaching also use the concepts of Tao/Te, but, it's more a case of using the same terms in different ways.

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