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Tao Te Ching Sheet


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Tao Te Ching Sheet

  1. 1. Print Form Chapter 1 -What is the Tao?The "Tao" is too great to be described by the name "Tao". Original ChineseIf it could be named so simply, it would not be the eternal Tao.Heaven and Earth began from the nameless (Tao),but the multitudes of things around us were created by names.We desire to understand the world by giving names to thethings we see,but these things are only the effects of something subtle.When we see beyond the desire to use names,we can sense the nameless cause of these effects.The cause and the effects are aspects of the same, one thing.They are both mysterious and profound.At their most mysterious and profound point lies the "Gate ofthe Great Truth".Define SUBTLE Adjective-sly.Define PROFOUND adjective-of deep meaningWhat are some ofthe positives that Without labels everyone would be treated equally. people would not be judged if weoccur when people didnt have labels. With labels you dont really know the true personality of a person.forget about names Without labels you can really understand and know what a person is like. Some peopleand labels? lose self-esteem because they are labeled. People have more self-esteem when they are not labeled.FILL THE SPACEWhat is a wordin our language Love is a difficult word in our language to define. It is hard to define because people use it indifficult or many different ways. It is hard to define also because it is hard to understand and explain.impossible to Love is hard to define because it is usually used to explain how someone feels aboutdefine and something or someone else. Also love is hard to define because it is used in a general sensewhy? instead of using it as how you feel, the way it was meant.FILL THE SPACE
  2. 2. Chapter 5 Heaven and Earth dont play favorites They treat everything with equal detachment. Sages dont play favorites They treat good people and bad with equal detachment. Heaven and earth are like a set of bellows. Although empty, they are endlessly productive. The more you work them, the more they produce. The mouth, on the other hand, becomes exhausted if you talk too much. Better to keep your thoughts inside you.Define Noun-freedom from prejudice or partialityDETACHMENTDefine BELLOWS Noun-device that can be expanded to draw in air through a valve and contracted to expel it through a tubeDefine SAGE Noun-a profoundly wise personHow can Students can take in what they learn and give it back to a younger generation. They can alsostudents behave take in knowledge from their parents and give it back to their kids. They can also take inmore like a set information from their grandparents and tell it back to their younger siblings, who might notof bellows? know their grandparents. Students can also Take in knowledge they learn from all their classes and tell it back to people who maybe dont have the privilege to go to schooleFILL THE SPACE because they are in a lees fortunate country.Give me one One scenario where it is better to be quiet than to speak is when you are in court and youscenario where have not been asked to speak. Another scenario where it is better to be quiet than to speakit is better to be is when you are being arrested because you could say something that could cause the policesilent than to to suspect you are guilty of the crime they are arresting you for. It is better to be quiet thanspeak. Explain to talk because you might say something you dont mean and someone could take itwhy it is offensively. you might contradict yourself so it is better to be quiet than to speak. It is betterimportant to be to be silent than to speak because you might "stick your foot in your mouth" and not meanquiet. the way you said something.FILL THE SPACE
  3. 3. CHAPTER 8 The highest excellence is like water. The excellence of water appears in its benefiting all things, and in its occupying, without striving. Hence its way is near to that of the Tao.Define HENCE Adverb-thereforeAccording tochapter 8,people shouldbe more likewater. Water is able to go around things, so people should go around an obstacle instead of just giving up. Water can withstand an immense amount of force because of its strong bond,What so people should be able withstand a lot of things. Water goes with the flow. Peoplecharacteristics should go with the flow because it is less difficult to go with the flow than to fight thedoes water have current.that peopleshould attemptto adopt?FILL THE SPACE
  4. 4. Chapter 11 The thirty spokes unite in the center; but it is on the empty space (for the axle) that makes the wheel useful. Clay is fashioned into vessels; but it is on their empty hollowness that makes its useful. The door and windows are cut out from the walls to form an apartment; but it is the empty space within that makes its useful. Therefore, it is the empty spaces that makes something useful.Define FASHIONED Verb-makePresent otherthings in the A bowl is useful because it is empty, when it is full it is useless until it is empty again. A bag isworld that are useful because it is empty, it is useless when it is full. A closet is useful until it is full of clothesuseful because then you cant use it add more clothes anymore. A dresser is useful when it is empty, until it isof the full of clothes. A garbage can is useful until it is full. Also a room is useful when it is empty. Aemptiness it car is useful when it is empty. A trunk is useful when it is empty. Also a seater chest is usefulcontains. until it is full. A cabinet is useful until it is full. Containers are useful until they are full.FILL THE SPACE
  5. 5. Chapter 33 Intelligent people know others. Enlightened people know themselves. You can conquer others with power, But it takes true strength to conquer yourself. Ambitious people force their will on others, But content people are already wealthy. Prudent people will abide. People unconquered by the idea of death will live long.Define INTELLIGENT Adjective-having good understanding or a high mental capacityDefine Verb-impart knowledge toENLIGHTENEDDefine AMBITIOUS Adjective-eagerDefine PRUDENT Adjective-careful in providing for the futureDefine ABIDE Verb-to continue in a particular condition, attitude, relationship, etc.;According to the Tao, it ismore important to beenlightened thanintelligent.Do you agree or disagreeand why?FILL THE SPACEReword this line into simplerterms a 6th grader couldunderstand.Prudent people willabide.
  6. 6. Chapter 69 Military strategists have a saying: "Rather than act like the lord of the manor, I would rather behave like a guest. Rather than advance an inch, I would rather retreat a foot." The point of the saying is that you should: Advance upon them without going forward Seize their property without even bearing arms. Attack where there is no enemy. Prevail upon them without weapons. There is no greater disaster than to underestimate your enemy. If I did that, I would lose my 3 treasures (benevolence, frugality, never trying to be number one) In combat, the most reticent side will win.Define PREVAIL Verb-To be or become effectiveDefine Noun-desire to do good to othersBENEVOLENCEDefine FRUGALITY Adjective-desire to do good to othersDefine RETICENT Adjective-reservedDiscuss thereasons whetheror not you agreewith the followingline from Chapter69:Prevail upon themwithout weapons.FILL THE SPACE
  7. 7. Chapter 76 When alive, the body is supple, yielding. In death, the body becomes hard, unyielding. Living plants are flexible, In death, they become dry and brittle. Therefore, stubborn people are disciples of death, but Flexible people are disciples of life. In the same way, Inflexible soldiers cannot win (a victory). And the hardest trees are readiest for an axe to chop them down Tough guys sink to the bottom, while Flexible people rise to the top.Define SUPPLE Adjective-flexibleDefine YIELDING Verb-to give forth or produceDefine UNYIELDING Adjective- inflexibleDefine DISCIPLE Noun-followerThis entire chapteris a metaphor onhow people areeither like livingplants or deadtrees.How are peoplesimilar to supple,living plants andhard, dead trees?FILL THE SPACE