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The Dao De Jing is not logical by any western standards

While Westerners have a large male creative god, DDJ is saying, the original novel thing is feminine and identifiable when it moves through the world.

Dao De Jing is very difficult to translate into western languages.

Westerners find it very difficult to understand because even Lao Zi himself says he cannot give a name to mean the exact meaning of Tao (Dao). All ancient western philosophers will hate that they say you cannot know anything that is moving around forever. It is unstable. While Westerners have a large male creative god, here the Dao De Jing is saying, the original novel thing is feminine and is only identifiable when it moves through the world.

About this week’s educators

John G Blair

– PhD of Brown University (Rhode Island)
– Professor at University of Geneva
– Distinguished Visiting Professor at Peking University

Jerusha McCormack

– PhD from Brandeis University (Massachusetts)
– Professor at University College Dublin
– Chief Expert on Ireland Issues Invited by China Foreign Ministry
– Guest Professor at Beijing Foreign Studies University

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