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Type of publication: Straipsnis kitose duomenų bazėse / Article in other databases (S4)
Field of Science: Teologija / Theology (H002)
Author(s): Dulskis, Romualdas
Title: Mystical aspirations and social responsibility in Christian-Daoist interfaith dialogue
Is part of: European scientific journal. Macedonia : European scientific institute, Spec. edition, no. 2, 2013
Extent: p. 190-196
Date: 2013
Note: ISSN: 1857-7431 (Online)
Keywords: Daoizmas;Mistika;Kenozė;Tarpreliginis dialogas;Socialinė atsakomybė;Daoism;Mysticism;Kenosis;Interfaith dialogue;Social responsibility
Abstract: The Daoist classics are convinced that mysticism is a necessary condition for a productive life. At first glance, this may seem a paradox. Daoist sages do not seek effectiveness, external results or success but rather, unity with Dao. Their fundamental and most important purpose is one – to live by the principles of Dao. In fact the Daoist classics are sure that authentic mysticism cannot remain fruitless. Isn’t Daoism overly naive by accenting a leader’s virtuousness and interior, mystical life? Can such a viewpoint be seriously assessed today, when the major roles in ruling democratic countries are played out by laws and transparently operating national institutions? The philosophy of Daoism does not deny the significance of laws but merely emphasizes that a virtuous governmental official is no less necessary to the successful evolvement of a country than is a good base of laws. This paper analyzes the essential parameters of mysticism in Daoism and their relationship with social life. The Christian view on Daoist mysticism assists in highlighting the special valuable elements of this teaching and their meanings in the sphere of public life
Affiliation(s): Religijos studijų katedra
Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Appears in Collections:Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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