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Does anybody know something about taoism?

I’ve heard about it just a little, but I want to know more!

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ME
ME
9 years ago

I use to study the dao de jing often and I feel its a great book but I don’t believe Lao Tzu wanted to start another religion.

kero_bearus
kero_bearus
9 years ago

Taoism is about Balance Yin and Yang. I have the tao te ching the te of piglet but even books dont exactly cover it…… * “Be still like a mountain and flow like a great river.” Lao Tse * “Different Chinese philosophers, writing probably in 5-4 centuries B.C., presented some major ideas and a way of life that are nowadays known under the name of Taoism, the way of correspondence between man and the tendency or the course of natural world.” Alan Watts, from his book: “Tao: The Watercourse Way.” * “We believe in the formless and eternal Tao, and… Read more »

andrew
andrew
9 years ago

emm362 has alredy answered the question the smart as*

merlin_steele
merlin_steele
9 years ago

Not much, but I’d like to know more. More than just the facts you read in a dictionary, as has already been posted. Seems like I read somewhere that the belief used is more feminine in nature, such as just going with the flow, just ‘letting be’, or something like that, which would be a lot easier on a lot of people, including myself, if we could just ‘let things be’.

Donald Shaw
Donald Shaw
9 years ago

Taoism is about ultimate truth in and of the world around us, but that truth defies description. It is said that the Tao that can be described is not the Tao. One must find it on their own.

ernm362
ernm362
9 years ago

History of Taoism: Tao (pronounced “Dow”) can be roughly translated into English as path, or the way. It is basically indefinable. It has to be experienced. It “refers to a power which envelops, surrounds and flows through all things, living and non-living. The Tao regulates natural processes and nourishes balance in the Universe. It embodies the harmony of opposites (i.e. there would be no love without hate, no light without dark, no male without female.)” 2 The founder of Taoism is believed by many to be Lao-Tse (604-531 BCE), a contemporary of Confucius. (Alternative spellings: Lao Tze, Lao Tsu, Lao… Read more »

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