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What is the principle of Taoism?

realted question:
who is Lao tzu/tze

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  1. The three Jewels of the Tao are compassion, moderation, and humility.
    The basic philosophy of Taoism is that if you should strive to live in harmony with the natural flow of life.
    Lao Tzu is held to be the author of he Tao Te Ching – the earliest Taoist writing.

  2. The concept of Tao as the unity behind the multiplicity of things became personified into a deity, the first and greatest god of Taoism (introduced into official worship from 206 BC to 8 CE). Taoism has a number of different philosophical strands based on the teachings of Lao-tzu (born circa 604 BC). He wrote the Tao-te Ching, explaining concepts of the Tao (Way) and the Te (Power). He denounced war and it is strongly ethical. Other leaders who have contributed to Taoism are Mo-Tzu (480-400 BC), Yang-Chu (300 BC) and Tsou Yen (late 300s CE).
    “The Tao (Way) of heaven is not to strive but nonetheless to conquer… Tao is the by-name we give that which existed before Heaven and Earth… the mother of all things.”
    The fruits of Te (Power) are gentleness, frugality and humility. Like water, it yields to the resistant rock yet quietly reduces it to powder.Yin-Yang are the symbols of opposites, the two universal principles. Tsou Yen promoted this concept. Chi is a theory of ‘fine parts’ or inner elements which were accumulated within a person’s body to preserve life. They are imperishable elements.

  3. Here is a story about Lao-zi:
    http://chinascope.org/main/content/view/227/148/
    There is an alternative, you learn about the Taoist belief from the online lecture:
    http://www.falundafa.org/book/eng/pdf/zfl_new.pdf
    An excerpt from the Zhuan Falun Lecture about Daoist belief:
    “Daoists cultivate True, Good, Endure with an emphasis on being True. That’s why Daoists strive to, “cultivate truth and nourish inborn nature, say true words, do true things, be a truthful person, return to your original, true self, and ultimately cultivate into a True Person.” But they also have Endure, and they also have Good, it’s just that the emphasis is on cultivating the True part.” Many Daoist conduct is mentioned throughout the lecture.
    Not relating to Buddhism nor Daoism, Falun Gong is a unique school, combining the Daoist and Buddhist practice. Falun Gong was found in 1992 by Master Li Hongzhi in China. About 100 million followers like the practice in over 80 countries worldwide. Falun Gong is an ancient practice for the body, mind, and spirit based upon the universal principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Tolerance. Falun Gong consists of five sets of powerful exercises.
    Falun Gong, Tibetans, other Buddhists, and Daoists have been persecuted in China. The most offensive human right violation is the organ harvesting from the Falun Gong practitioners in China. Can you kindly sign a petition to stop persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in China, please ?
    http://cipfg.org/en/news/petition.html

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