Some Group Work on  the Tao Te Ching and the Analects

Break up into small groups. Delegate one or more members of your group to
(1) prepare a summary of your group's discussion and
(2) make a list of your group's members.
Make sure each member of your group has a copy of your answers (for use on the next quiz).

Discuss your answers to the following questions.

1. Briefly summarize Analects Book VII.11's teaching and state at least one application of that teaching.

2. What does Tao Te Ching Book One:XXIV  teach?  Briefly explain its general claim or claims.

3.  How could someone apply at least one of the teachings in
Tao Te Ching Book One:XXIV ? Could anyone in your group apply it to a challenge in their own experience?  If not, why not?  If so, how so? 

4.   Briefly compare, contrast, or explain the relaionship between Tao Te Ching Book One:XXIV  and Analects Book VII.11.  What do this and other readings in the Analects and Tao Te Ching suggest to you about how to respond to their teachings?  If you have read Buber's Way of Man, you are welcome to include it in your answer.

November 16, 2018
Michael Kagan, Le Moyne College,

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