As we discuss Chinese religions, how can the Confucian Virtues, the Dao, and wu wei be used in our daily lives?
Please respond to the following:
Confucius wrote of the Superior Person, in which every normal human being cherishes the aspiration to become superior to their own past and present as they set their sights on “perfect virtue.” When the basic Confucian principles and his notion of ren (pp. 207-208) are guided by virtue, relationships should work a certain way.
At the heart of Daoism philosophy is the concept that the universe works harmoniously according to its own ways and we should be in harmony with the universe. The principle underlying our oneness with the Tao is that of wu-wei, or “non-doing.”
So, the main discussion questions for the week are:
Identify and explain at least three (3) aspects of Taoism, wu wei and Confucian virtues that would be practical for us.
How are these concepts similar to those we have studied so far?