Lao-Tsu (570-490 B.C.) wrote the following on the highest good in his Tao Te Ching:
"The highest good is like water.
Water gives life to the ten thousand things and does not strive.
It flows in places men reject and so is like the Tao.
In dwelling, be close to the land.
In meditation, go deep in the heart.
In dealing with others, be gentle and kind.
In speech, be true.
In ruling, be just.
In business, be competent.
In action, watch the timing.
No fight; no blame."
The task is to write an essay of 750-1,000 words discussing this idea.
1. Think about his meaning and how it might be similar or different than key ideas in seeking the highest good in both Confucianism and Christianity.
2. What is the relationship of right being to right doing in each of these three religions (Taoism, Confucianism, and Christianity)?