Pooh as western Taoist starts off interestingly enough but halfway through it I came to the realization that it was making me want to just read the actual Milne, who was frankly probably a genius writer.
The essays in our library are intended to serve as content examples to inspire you as you write your own essay. The principle of the Uncarved Block is that things in their original simplicity contain their own natural power, power that is easily spoiled and lost when that simplicity is changed.
Ying Yang is a universal symbol of harmony. Because of the difference in the style of writing, both texts convey the same ideas to the reader, yet you come away with very different impressions and messages from perhaps the two most widely read works on Taoism in the West.
It isn't enlightened to go around hating everything while doing nothing. In a world where we are all yearning for the meaning for life, true harmony and real balance it is no surprise that the Tao Te Ching is a very haunting piece of literature that holds the reader in an almost trans like state of mind as it attempts to portray the way to accomplish the above Meaning that when they die you still live in memories of others.
It can often screw up things to always have to figure things out and always feel like you are important. Then about two thirds through the book, it just becomes insulting.
Or life or wealth, To which would you adhere?