Michael Banu :) (m_banu) wrote in taoists,
Michael Banu :)
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Whee!

Daodejing doesn't translate into "The Way of Virtue", you know.

Te means "virtue" as in the way something expresses itself. Like the Te of a rock is that it is hard. It being hard is "by virtue of" it being a rock.

And Tao means "the way" as in an abbreviation for "The Way Things Are".

A better translation for Daodejing than "The Way of Virtue", I think, would be "The Way Things Are, and Its Consequences". :P
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