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March 12, 2013


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What about the Daoist view on this? I remember in Daodejing's Chapter 44, Lao Zi says "名与身孰亲?" Does it mean that Daoism takes the opposite position?

Good question, Tony. Passage 44 is rather vague. It poses questions. But I think, yes, generally, a Daoist would care less about name and reputation, and would probably serve self-preservation, especially when it could be gained by simply signing a piece of paper.

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