Table of Contents

Dynamic Tao and Its Manifestation

Introduction

1 A Modern Approach to Ancient Tao

1.1 Why Modern Sciences?
1.2 The Physics of Tao
1.3 A Scientific and Philosophical Analysis
1.4 The Quantum Field Theory of Tao
1.5 Tao as a Traditional Philosophical System
1.6 Why do we need a Coherent Tao?
1.7 A Language-Independent Model

2 The Architecture of Tao Philosophy


2.1 Proclamation of Tao
2.2 The States of Tao
2.3 The Wu State
2.4 The Yo State
2.5 Transmutations of Wu and Yo
2.6 Duality of Tao
2.7 Mystery and Gateway to Revelation
2.8 The Dynamic Tao

3 The Characteristics of Tao Dynamics

3.1 Deviation of Man's Mind
3.2 The Reverting Power
3.3 All-encompassing Power
3.4 The Universal Laws of Interaction
3.5 The Harmonious Chi
3.6 Wu-Yo Transmutation
3.7 Yo-Wu Asymmetry
3.8 The Yo states and Confucius
3.9 Generalized Yo-Wu Relationship
3.10 Wu-Yo Duality
3.11 Wu-Yo Connection through Dragon Veins
3.12 The Uncertainty Principle
3.13 Quantum Entanglement
3.14 Fractal Theory of Tao
3.15 Nothingness in Physics

4 The Characteristics of the Wu State

4.1 Wu as a State
4.2 Wu-wei as Wu-action
4.3 Wu-zhi as Wu-wisdom
4.4 Wisdom and Knowledge
4.5 Wu-wisdom and Leadership
4.6 Wu-Yue as Wu-Desire
4.7 Other Wu-Attributes
4.8 Yo-wisdom and Yo-action
4.9 Wu and Tao

5 The Characteristics of the Yo State

5.1 Yo as the Window into Wu
5.2 Laotzu's Descriptions of Yo
5.3 General Properties of Yo
5.4 Pu, Vessel, Sage, and the Grand System
5.5 Te and Li
5.6 A Formal Definition of Te
5.7 Characteristics of Te
5.8 What is a Sage?
5.9 What would the Sage Do?
5.10 Yo and Knowledge
5.11 Yo, Te, and Tao

6 Debates on Yo and Wu

6.1 The Pro-Wu and Pro-Yo Groups
6.2 A Unified View
6.3 Laotzu's Unified Theory
6.4 A Philosophical Discontinuity
6.5 Debates on Something and Nothing

7 Tao and the Holographic Principle

7.1 Information in Quantum Cosmology
7.2 The Holographic Principle
7.3 Pro-Yo (Strong) and Pro-Wu (Weak) Groups
7.4 The Oneness State (The Fundamental Theory)
7.5 The Holograms as Tzujan
7.6 The Mystery
7.7 A State of Cosmological Oneness

8 Tao Philosophy and Religions

8.1 Foundation of Religions
8.2 The Ultimate Oneness
8.3 The Anthropic principle

9 Remarks on Interpretations

9.1 The state of the Verses
9.2 Repeated Texts
9.3 Wu-Yo Pair
9.4 Act-with-Yo and act-with-Wu
9.5 Other Conventions used in Translation

10 Laotzu's Philosophy in a New Light


10.1 Paradoxes
10.2 A Modern Tao Philosophy?
10.3 A Tale of Two Universes
10.4 New Minds, Open Doors

References


Part II   Verse-by-Verse Translation

1 The Dynamic Tao道可道
2 All Know Beauty天下皆知美
3 Not Promoting Wealth不尚賢
4 Tao Looks Empty道沖
5 Greatest Benevolence天地不仁
6 Spirit of Valley谷神不死
7 Lasting Forever天長地久
8 The Ultimate Best上善若水
9 Effacing after Accomplishment功遂身退
10 Heavenly Te玄德
11 Wu-Yo as Function無有之用
12 For Essence為腹不為目
13 Favor and Disfavor寵辱若驚
14 The Threads of Tao道紀
15 Master of Tao善為道者
16 Return to the Root復歸其根
17 We followed Tzujan我自然
18 Ruin of Tao大道廢
19 Excel in Sageness絕聖棄智
20 Seek Nourishing Source貴食母
21 The Incipient Te孔德之容
22 Revert to Wholeness曲則全
23 Nature seldom articulates希言自然
24 Tiptoe cannot be Firm企者不立
25 Tao adheres to Nature道法自然
26 Heaviness as Anchor重為輕根
27 Best Walkers善行者無轍跡
28 The Grand System大制無割
29 World as Vessels of Tao天下神器
30 Best is just to resolve善者果而已
31 Instrument of ill Omen不祥之器
32 Pu and the Tao System樸與制
33 Self-Wisdom is Illumination自知者明
34 Tao Overflows道氾
35 Great Image執大象
36 Twilit Insight微明
37 World will Self-Rectify天下將自正
38 Utmost Te shows no Te上德不德
39 Heaven Attains Oneness天得一以清
40 Reverting Power反者道之動
41 Learning of Tao上士聞道
42 Tao begets Oneness道生一
43 The Softest under Heaven天下之至柔
44 Fame and Self名與身
45 Great Achievement大成若缺
46 True Contentment知足之足
47 Without Venturing Far不出戶知天下
48 Shedding of Knowledge聞道日損
49 Sage?s Heart of Wu聖人恒無心
50 Beyond Death出生入死
51 Heavenly Te玄德
52 Minute and Soft見小守柔
53 Great Tao is Even大道甚夷
54 The Best Builder善建者
55 The Abundant Te含德之厚
56 The Wise no longer teach知者弗言
57 Rule with Uprightness以正治國
58 Governing without Demands其政悶悶
59 Support and Service治人事天
60 Interweaving Te to Return德交歸焉
61 A Great State stays Lower大邦者下流
62 Lord of All-Beings萬物之主
63 Act with Wu-Actions為無為
64 Sustain with Stability其安易持
65 The Greatest Harmony大順
66 All Valleys will Follow百谷王
67 Three Treasures三寶
68 Conforming to Heaven用人配天
69 War Motto用兵有言
70 My Teachings are Easy吾言甚易知
71 Wisdom of Ignorance知不知
72 Greatest Authority can enter大威將至
73 Net of Heaven天網恢恢
74 Unafraid of Death民不畏死
75 Abundant Life賢貴生
76 Tenderness for Life柔弱生之徒
77 The Way of Heaven天之道
78 Easiness made with Wu無以易之
79 Settling a Great Animosity和大怨
80 Small states with few people小邦寡民
81 Trustworthy Teachings 信言不美


 

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