What do you think about taoism? Is it compatible with religions/your religion?

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  1. There are many things that i find common between hinduism and taoism. Some of them are:
    1. the conception of wu wei and karma yoga are quite similar. Consider such texts as: “he wo sees action in inaction and inaction in action he is a true yogi and is said to perform all actions” (Bhagavad Gita). The wu wei concept says that man interfers with the natural course of events and the solution is not to interfere with it and resign all actions to Tao. The Gita says: “Abandon all sense of performing actions and surrender wholeheartedly unto me…” and “man’s right is to the performance of actions only and not to the result thereof”.
    2. Tao in taoism denotes a formless entity that is difficult to be named, but named for the sake of making it intelligible to the ignorant. It is a power that envelops, surrounds and flows through all things, both living and non living, and nourishes balance in the universe. In Upanisads the ultimate reality is denoted by the word Brahman. Consider such texts as: “All this is Brahman only”, “as the clay permeates the jar so does this permeate our world”, “it is beyond the known and the unknown”.
    3. In both systems realizing the ultimate entity, the unity of all existence, is the cause of freedom.
    4. The conception of chi or vital energy and prana is very similar.
    5. Chen jen in taoism represents a true pure human being. The concept is again similar to that of sthitaprajna described in Ch 2 of Bhagavad Gita and also elsewhere. Consider: “That man who lives devoid of longing, abandoning all desires, without the sense of I or mine, he attains the supreme peace.” also, “he who sees the supreme lord dwelling alike in all beings, the imperishable in things that perish, he sees indeed”. He is a man of peace having no longing, is like a kid amongst children and a serious man amongst the wise and also has no sense of egoism.
    There may be many more things that one may find on throughly researching the topic.

  2. I did a survey and it said I was 77% compatible with Taoism. I really haven’t done enough reading on the belief system to know if that is correct though. I probably should.

  3. From what I recall about Taoism from studies long ago, Taoism recognizes the power in the weak. I think they even go as far as saying that the weakest are the most powerful.
    Christianity has a similar belief. We believe in being non-confrontational. Jesus went as far as to say things like those who live by the sword, die by the sword, and turn the other cheek. This is seen by the world as weakness but we see the power in the love of accepting others beliefs and actions no matter how they may hurt us. We know that we are weak sinners. As Paul has said, in our weakness God is strong.

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