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Dao De Jing becomes more accessible to Westerners

In the 20th century, the DDJ became much more accessible to westerners,the philosopher, Martin Heidegger discovered DDJ and revolutionized his thinkin

In the 20th century, the Dao De Jing became much more accessible to Westerner. The well-known German philosopher, Martin Heidegger discovered the Dao De Jing and it revolutionized his thinking. He said Westerners just try to think with their minds not with their whole person while the Daoist philosopher would say we have to transform ourselves; we have to keep changing; we have to keep adapting. Heidegger came to hate the product of modern rationality, saying it was taking away our most human qualities.

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