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The Tao Is Silent (book review) Raymond M. Smullyan

090819: i have read many philosophy texts of several types but this is probably my favorite daoist work. easy to read, playful, in its writing very much follows concepts of ‘wu-wei’ (effortless action). particularly enlightened to better understanding of precedence of ‘humaneness’ in guidance rather than ‘moralistic’ tendencies to ‘right’/‘duty’ behavior. this is not defense of quietism, but asserting that humans are born humane and only through mistreatments become cruel... i think that i will read this gentle text every once in a while, to alleviate stress of whether i am truly understanding other works of philosophy... and how it matters...

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