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WW
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12/25/2012 5:34:17 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
I'm thinking of reading it (properly) but am not sure if it will be worth he effort? Will it?
I couldn't find any reviews of the content, though there are many places where people bicker about the translation of a certain book :/
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12/25/2012 10:09:48 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Yes it's definitely worth a read. Short and concise yet so full of wisdom
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12/25/2012 10:29:04 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
The Tao is pretty cool reading; I would, however, caution you, for hermeneutic reasons, against reading without researching whatever translation you pick up, and against much of the secondary literature. Certainly, there's pretty substantial scholarship on the Tao, and on Taoism generally, but you should be wary of heavily Westernized interpretations which fail to appreciate a lot of the nuance (as in the concept, for example, of wu wei).

I would also recommend reading more than the Dao--you might check out Zhuangzi.
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12/25/2012 10:49:28 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 12/25/2012 5:34:17 AM, WW wrote:
I'm thinking of reading it (properly) but am not sure if it will be worth he effort? Will it?
I couldn't find any reviews of the content, though there are many places where people bicker about the translation of a certain book :/

No.
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12/25/2012 10:53:18 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
I read it a few years ago and I can honestly say I didn't understand a word. I think I might read it again at some point in the future.
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12/25/2012 11:21:58 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 12/25/2012 10:53:18 PM, socialpinko wrote:
I read it a few years ago and I can honestly say I didn't understand a word. I think I might read it again at some point in the future.

You should get the English translation in the future.
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12/25/2012 11:23:44 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 12/25/2012 11:21:58 PM, Wallstreetatheist wrote:
At 12/25/2012 10:53:18 PM, socialpinko wrote:
I read it a few years ago and I can honestly say I didn't understand a word. I think I might read it again at some point in the future.

You should get the English translation in the future.

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12/28/2012 8:25:40 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
I would recommend it to anybody, I have studied many different types of philosophy and philosophers, and I alsways return to the Tao as one of my favorites. I can find very little fault with the Tao, if any.

It is a fantastic read
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12/28/2012 10:16:55 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
"Those who know do not speak. Those who speak do not know."
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1/11/2013 2:09:48 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
Lao Tzu and Physics.
===== . .
Dao generates the One,
The One generates the Two,
The Two generates the Three.
The Three generates all things.
All things have darkness at their back
and strive towards the light,
and the flowing power gives them harmony.
/ Tao Te Ching, Chapter 42, Lao Tzu /
============= . .

My comment: / Cosmic genesis. /
1.
In the beginning was Vacuum/ Dao.
The Vacuum/ Dao is not died space but according to
Quantum theory it is Energetic space : T=0K.
2.
Dao generates the One.
It means:
The Energetic (Infinite/Eternal) Vacuum space generates
energetic virtual particles- frozen light quanta..
They are in rest/ potential condition and written by formulas:
C/D = pi, E = Mc^2, R/N = k, h = 0, i^2 = -1.
They can change its rest/potential condition and become active.
We call this active energetic particle Electron: e^2= ahc
3.
The One generates the Two.
It means:
The One (frozen light quanta and Electron) create Proton.
4.
The Two generates the Three.
It means:
As result of interaction between Electron and Proton
the atom was created.
5.
The Three generates all things.
It means:
The atoms create all things.
6.
All things have darkness at their back
and strive towards the light,
and the flowing power gives them harmony.
It means:
The Quantum of Light is hidden in everything.
But as the "Bhagavad Gita" says:
Fools deride Me when I descend in the human form.
They do not know My transcendental nature and
My supreme dominion over all that be.
/ Chapter 9. Text 11./
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Israel Sadovnik. Socratus.
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The secret of God and Existence is hidden
in the ' Theory of Vacuum and Light Quanta' .
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1/13/2013 11:16:05 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 12/28/2012 10:16:55 AM, Sidewalker wrote:
"Those who know do not speak. Those who speak do not know."

That's not from Tao