Taoism And Asian Mysticism

Taoism And Asian Mysticism

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“Tao” and “Tao te Ching” are only the old Wade-Giles romanization of words actually pronounced

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[removed]a. all the answers are right

[removed]b. Dow and I Ching

[removed]c. Dao and Daodejing.

[removed]d. Dao and Ijing

[removed]e. all the answers are wrong

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Tao, in English, means

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[removed]a. Fate

[removed]b. Karma

[removed]c. Ren

[removed]d. Reality

[removed]e. None of the other answers

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The Taoist arise in reaction against

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[removed]a. the Zhou or Chou dynasty

[removed]b. all of the other answers

[removed]c. The Confucianists

[removed]d. The first Emperor of Qin or Ching

[removed]e. wu wei

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What is the difference between tao jiao and tao jia?

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[removed]a. Tao Jia is the original taoist philosophy in works like the Tao Te Ching

[removed]b. Tao Jiao is what you’ll find in Taoist temples

[removed]c. Tao Jiao isn’t mysticism, more like bribing the gods for favors

[removed]d. Tao Jiao is a superstitious religion made out of Tao Jia hundreds of years later

[removed]e. All the answers are correct

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The Taoist temples

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[removed]a. venerate Confucius as well as Lao Tzu

[removed]b. none of the other answers are correct

[removed]c. are nothing but Chinese folk religion, animism, asking the gods for favors

[removed]d. include shrines where the local gods of the folk religion can be worshipped (asked for favors)

[removed]e. tried to stamp out Chinese folk religion and animism, the belief in spirits everywhere that had to be paid off (“worshipped”)

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“To see the good and not to do it is cowardice” was said by

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[removed]a. Both Confucius and Lao Tzu

[removed]b. Lao Tzu

[removed]c. Mo Tzu

[removed]d. Nobody, it’s in the I Ching

[removed]e. Confucius

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“Wu wei” is

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[removed]a. all the answers are right

[removed]b. “Actionless activity”– the difficult thing we do when we sit still, do nothing and meditate

[removed]c. the opposite of Confucian activism

[removed]d. the way Taoists believe they can best influence the world– by example, not by interfering, but by role modeling like Gandhi (a Hindu)

[removed]e. the main Taoist practice

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