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Tao Te Ching Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

Stephen Mitchell
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Topics for Discussion

How does the Master lead by example? How does it make the people feel? Have you known anyone who leads this way?

Stephen Mitchell disagrees with U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt that fear needs be feared. What does the Tao Te Ching teach about fear?

Why do fools laugh at the Tao Te Ching but the wise embrace it?

What does the Tao Te Ching teach about death?

Why is understanding the "nons" — non-doing, non-being - crucial in Lao-tzu's philosophy?

How are masculinity and femininity handled in the text?

What aspect of the Tao Te Ching do you find hardest to grasp? What is your favorite concept in the book?

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This section contains 106 words
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Purchase our Tao Te Ching Study Guide
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