Understanding Zen, Taoism, Quantum Physics, and Philosophy Through TheTao Te Ching,

A portal to great and profound wisdom for deep thinkers.

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The Tao Te Ching is a primary text for, existentialists, atheists, agnostics, and serious spiritual seekers.

For decades some quantum physicists have noticed and even explored links in many concepts central to their own work and many identical ancient concepts central to Taoist and Zen thought.

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Capra explored through his writings and teachings the idea that Eastern mysticism and scientific findings of today relate, and how Eastern mysticism might also have answers to some of the biggest scientific challenges of today.

Capra’s book analyzes the tenets of Taoist thought to show its striking parallels with the latest discoveries in cyclotrons.

Takeaway

The Tao Te Ching had a strong influence on the development of Chan Buddhism, the form of Buddhism that eventually led to Zen. In 1972 I began a 40-year long project of researching word for word and sentence by sentence over 20 Mandarin to English translations of the Tao Te Ching to create what many experts believe to be the most truthful, and accurate meta-analysis of the Tao Te Ching ever organized. Many artists, including poets, painters, calligraphers, and gardeners, have used this meta-analysis and the related commentaries, of which this story is one, as a source of inspiration.

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By L. Harrison
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