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Would you rather live in a soceity dominated by Taoism or Confucianism? Give reason for answer.?

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  1. Need a definition?
    “Taoism vs Confucianism
    Tao vs. Confucianism Like Confucianism, Tao is troubled by violence. Of the two main Chinese trends of thought, Confucianism and Taoism, the latter is the one which is mystically oriented and thus more relevant for our comparison with modern physics. Logical reasoning was considered by the Taoists as part of the artificial world of man, together with social etiquette and moral standards. They were not interested in this world at all, but concentrated their attention fully on the observation of nature in order to discern the characteristics of the Tao. Thus they developed an attitude which was essentially scientific and only their deep mistrust in the analytic method prevented them from constructing proper scientific theories. Nevertheless, the careful observation of nature, combined with a strong mystical intuition, led the Taoist stages to profound insights which are confirmed by modern scientific theories. The starter of Tao believed that people were naturally good. With that, it was believed that if man studied the way of Tao, they will lead a good life. The “other way” has coexisted alongside the Confucian tradition. Taoism was adaptable evolving to fill spiritual gaps created by the vagaries of life. It was a reint….”

  2. Confucianism. I remember a story once heard. Confucius had two students. One asked if he could apply what he had learned today when he went home. Confucius said yes. The other asked the same question, Confucius said no. What is right for one, is not right for everyone.

  3. Either Taoism or Confucianism would be fine.
    On page #16 from the Zhuan Falun Lecture on the web: “Daoists used to say that the master looks for a disciple, not that the disciple looks for a master.” Therefore, it would be somewhat difficult to understand and practice authentic Daoist belief without a good master.
    During the dynasty periods, many scholars studied the Confucius teaching and the Emperor regularly provided positions in the court for good scholars passing the official court examines.
    Not relating to Buddhism nor Taoism, Falun Gong is a unique Buddha School, combining the Daoist and Buddhist practice. Falun Gong is based upon the universal principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Tolerance. Falun Gong consists of five sets of powerful exercises.
    Falun Gong, Tibetans, other Buddhists, and Christians have been persecuted in China. The most offensive human right violation is the organ harvesting from the Falun Gong practitioners in China.

  4. Hi,
    Confucius was not really trying to help his disciples gain a mystical experience whereas Taoism is basically a mystical doctrine. Followers of Taoism attempt to live in harmony with nature and in that way grow spiritually.
    Confucius was on the other hand concerned with creating a just and stable society.
    However the principles of Taoism also can be applied to worldly matters. Many martial arts, Sun Tzu’s book on the Art of War and some books on how to lead and govern a nation or a business have their roots in Taoism.
    Confucius also emphasized being a gentleman and being reasonable and realistic. His philosophy was adopted by the Chinese and was of great help in creating a unified Chinese nation that lasted about 2500 years.
    As can be seen there are great merits in both philosophies.
    To answer your question if I was interested in the mystical experience I would choose Taoism whereas if I wanted just to live as best I can and be happy in a sane society I would choose Confucius.
    For more on Taoism and Confucius please visit the Eastern Philosophy website at
    http://www.eastern-philosophy-and-meditation.com/taoism.html
    regards
    Nikhil

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