2.1.6 On Taoism Part 2

We use the word nature for the Chinese expression Tzu-Jan. Tzu-Jan, they pronounce J like a sort of unrolled R. I mean, that’s the scholars, did this to confuse you. Tzu-Jan, means of itself so. Self-so. Almost our word automatic, except that automatic has a...

2.1.5 On Taoism Part 1

This afternoon, I’m going to talk to you about Taoism, which is one of the principal forms of Chinese philosophy. As it were, the opposite number of Confucianism. For these two ways of thought lie at the roots of Chinese civilization. Both of them having a kind...

2.1.4 On Buddhism Part 2

Now, in breathing, you know that breath is life. The Greek word, you may pronounce it pneauma or pnefma, is the same a spirit. And spirit means breath. In the book of Genesis, when God had made the clay figurine that was later to be Adam, he breathed the breath of...

2.1.3 On Buddhism Part 1

I want to start by reemphasizing the point that what are called the religions of the east the ones we’re discussing Hinduism Buddhism and Chinese Taoism are not what we in the West understand as religions. They don’t involve that you believe in anything...