Thursday, November 21, 2013

Taoism & Confucianism: Huston Smith Introduces

Huston Smith, the religious scholar and author of the widely read book, "The World's Religion," discusses Taoism and Confucianism in this 1996 Bill Moyers Special called "The Wisdom of Faith."   He eloquently explains how the teachings--Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism influence the daily lives of the Chinese. For example, Smith notes that all Chinese call on Confucianism for state occasions and parades, on Toaism for illness because Taoists masters know about potions, and on the Buddhist tradition to prepare them for death.

This is the first part of a six part series. Here is the link to part 2, to part 3, to part 4, and to 5 and 6.

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