1. Daoism, also spelled Taoism, indigenous religio-philosophical tradition that has shaped Chinese life for more than 2,000 years.
2. Basic concepts of Daoism Certain concepts of ancient agrarian religion have dominated Chinese thought uninterruptedly from before the formation of the philosophic schools until the first radical break with tradition and the overthrow of dynastic rule at the beginning of the 20th century, and they are thus not specifically Daoist.
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3. Daoism is defined by belief in the Dao 道 (referred to as “Tao” in the older Wade-Giles system) means ‘path’ or ‘way’
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4. Daoism or 道教 (dào jiào) is one of the major religions indigenous to China
5. The core of Daoism is in learning and practicing “The Way” (Dao) which is the ultimate truth to the universe
6. Also known as Taoism, Daoism traces its roots to the 6th century BCE Chinese philosopher Laozi, who wrote the iconic book Dao De Jing on the tenets of
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7. Taoism, also known as Daoism, is an indigenous Chinese religion often associated with the Daode jing (Tao Te Ching), a philosophical and political text purportedly written by Laozi (Lao Tzu)
8. ___ Taoism, Daoism (Chinese: 道教; pinyin: Dàojiāo) Chinese philosophy to signify the fundamental or true nature of the world: simplicity and selflessness in conformity with the Tao, leading a life of non-purposive action, a life expressing the essence of spontaneity.
9. Taoism, also known as Daoism, arose about the same time as Confucianism.
10. Daoism was understood and practiced in many ways, each reflecting the historical, social, or personal situation of its adherents
11. While this diversity may confuse and perplex the outside observer, it accounts for the resilience of Daoism in China
12. Daoism was adaptable, evolving to fill spiritual gaps created by the vagaries of life.
13. Daoism doesn’t limit itself to defined boundaries
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14. Daoism uses language that crosses over religion, philosophy, and science because in being alive, these are references we have in our life to use.
15. Daoism (Taoism) is a way of life, it is both a science and a spiritual path
16. Practicing Daoism (Taoism) involves, broadening one's understanding of nature and it's ways, in-order to pursue balance and harmony within it
17. The root of Daoism (Taoism) is, naturally, the Dao (Tao).
18. The central text of Daoism, the Daodejing, describes the dao as an ineffable creative, cosmological process in the world, often depicted by the diagram of yin, dark mystery, and yang, white clarity, trailing and carrying the seed of the other.
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19. Taoism (Daoism) Discover Taoism, a spiritual tradition that has evolved in China, among other places, and includes practices such as qigong, acupuncture, martial arts, ritual, and meditation.
20. From the point of view of Daoism, however, the Confucian concept of dao was too limited.
21. Daoism also rejects competition, rank, luxury, vulgarity and boasting
22. Daoism (Wade-Giles: "Taoism") is the English name for a cluster of Chinese religious and philosophical traditions that have developed over more than two thousand years in China and have influenced religio-cultural developments in Korea, Japan, and other East Asian countries.However, despite the centrality of this tradition in Chinese culture, the definition of what actually constitutes Daoism
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23. Daoism was popular during the Tang dynasty, particularly as it promised long life, if not immortality, for those that followed its tenets.Development was stimulated by rivalry with Buddhism with which it shares a number of core beliefs
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24. In popular culture Daoism with its pantheon of minor gods and spirits, as everything is regarded as having a spirit, offers a good excuse to
25. Daoism (also called Taoism) developed in China, perhaps as early as the sixth century bce
26. Taoism, also spelled Daoism, is centered in China, Malaysia, Korea, Japan, Vietnam, and Singapore and is followed by several hundred million people
27. Indigenous to China, Daoism arose as a secular school of thought with a strong metaphysical foundation around 500 B.C., during a time when fundamental spiritual ideas were emerging in both the East and the West.Two core texts form the basis of Daoism: the Laozi and the Zhuangzi, attributed to the two eponymous masters, whose historical identity, like the circumstances surrounding the
28. The term “Daoism” or “Taoism” denotes one of the major religions of China
29. In some sources it also designates an intellectual tradition represented chiefly by the early Chinese thinkers Laozi and Zhuangzi.Daoism derives its name from …
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30. Daoism: AN OVERVIEW The English word Daoism, with its nominalizing suffix, has no counterpart in the Chinese language
31. First, scholars employ the term Daoism to designate early philosophical texts classified as representing daojia (schools of the Dao) in early Chinese bibliographic works.
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32. READ: Daoism The Dao, meaning “the way,” is an ancient Chinese belief system which emphasizes harmony with the natural, balanced order of the universe
33. Daoism is a philosophical, ethical, and religious tradition of Chinese origin that emphasizes living in harmony with the Dao • The fundamental realm of Daoism is the world of nature - which encompasses additional supernatural or transcendental dimensions
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34. Daoism spread all across China and many of the religions' current practices began during its birth
35. The first organized form of Daoism, the Tianshi, as well as the Yin and Yang were developed in the Han Dynasty during the Warring Period
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36. Over the many years, Daoism spread across East Asia and now cover almost all of China.
37. Unprecedented in scope and approach, The Norton Anthology of World Religions: Daoism brings together over 150 texts from Daoism’s origins in the Zhou Dynasty (1046–256 B.C.E.) to its vital, international present
38. Daoism ended up having two main factions or sects: alchemical and popular Daoism
39. Alchemical Daoism focused on achieving immortality
40. Daoism (daojiao 道教) (traditionally written Taoism) is a native religion of China whose beliefs circulate around the "Way" (dao 道) as the natural and highest principle dominating all elements and beings in the universe.The religion emerged from popular religions in the many regions of China and therefore includes the veneration of natural spirits, deities and "immortals" (xian 仙
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41. Spiritual immortality, the goal of Daoism, raises the practices to a yet higher level
42. Therefore, Practical Daoism (道家) is the most ancient system of self-development methods, well-tried by many generations of practitioners, with the deepest practical methods (Inner Alchemy) and theoretically-philosophical doctrine covering all the aspects of harmonious development of a human being
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43. The founding, development, and modernity of Daoism will be introduced to the students
44. The course concludes with reflections on the nature of Daoism and the way it has been perceived and interpreted by modern scholars and common people.
45. Daoism evolves over time, and drifting human societies so cannot be maintained as a single pure Daoism
46. Daoism, Chinese philosophical and religious system, dating from about the 4th century BC
47. Among native Chinese schools of thought, the influence of Daoism has been second only to that of Confucianism
48. Daoism, as the indigenous religion of China, is profoundly ecological in its theoretical disposition, but in practice does not conform easily to Western notions of what this should entail
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49. Though it has long been clear that modern Daoism has its roots in Daoist movements of the Qing dynasty (1644-1911), research on premodern Daoism had been largely neglected
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50. Published in six languages (Italian, French, English, German, Chinese, and Japanese), the pioneering studies by Monica Esposito (1962-2011) on Qing Daoism have been
51. "Daoism (Taoism) (daotong 道統) is a Chinese religious tradition in the process of being transmitted and adapted to a global context
52. On the most basic level, “Daoism” refers to an indigenous Chinese religious tradition in which reverence for and veneration of the Dao 道, (Tao), translatable as both the Way and a way, is a matter of ultimate concern.
53. Daoism has a unique sense of value in that it judges affluence by the number of different species
DAOISM [ˈtouˌizəm, ˈdouˌizəm]
Daoism is a philosophy, a religion, and a way of life that arose in the 6th century BCE in what is now the eastern Chinese province of Henan. It has strongly influenced the culture and religious life of China and other East Asian countries ever since.
Updated July 15, 2019. Daoism or 道教 (dào jiào) is one of the major religions indigenous to China. The core of Daoism is in learning and practicing “The Way” (Dao) which is the ultimate truth to the universe.
In Chinese religion, the Daoist tradition-often serving as a link between the Confucian tradition and folk tradition-has generally been more popular and spontaneous than the official (Confucian) state cult and less diffuse and shapeless than folk religion.
Buddhism and Daoism have co-influenced each-other over hundreds of years in China. Although Buddha lived from 563 B.C. to 483 B.C., the founder of Daoism, Lao-Tzu was thought to live in the 6th century BCE. Buddhism and Daoism didn't encounter each-other until Buddhism.