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Cao Dai is a highly syncretic monotheistic religion that seeks to establish a basis upon which major world religions can be united.
Members of the sect are required to pray at least once a day, avoid violence to sentient creatures, to be honest, to avoid adultery, to be sober, and not to use bad language.
Cao Dai has been staunchly anti-communist and worked for the establishment of a Viet Nam free from the influence of the capitalist west and communist east.
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 Cao Dai
Cao Dai is a religion founded in 1926 in Tay Ninh, southern Vietnam, by Ngo Van Chieu, a civil servant in the French colonial government.
Adherents engage in ethical practices such as prayer, veneration of ancestors, nonviolence, and vegetarianism with the goal of obtaining a favorable rebirth or escape from the cycle of birth and death.
Cao Dai currently has an estimated seven to eight million adherents in Vietnam, and an additional 30,000 (primarily ethnic Vietnamese) in the United States, Europe, and Australia.
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  Cao Dai - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cao Dai (Cao Đài) is a relatively new, syncretist, monotheistic religion, officially established in Tây Ninh, southern Vietnam, in 1926.
Cao Đài's first disciples Ngô Văn Chiêu, Cao Quỳnh Cư, Phạm Công Tắc, and Cao Hoài Sang claimed to have received direct communications from God, who gave them explicit instructions for establishing a new religion that would commence the Third Era of Religious Amnesty.
Adherents engage in ethical practices such as prayer, veneration of ancestors, nonviolence, and vegetarianism with the minimum goal of rejoining God the Father in Heaven and the ultimate goal of freedom from the cycle of birth and death.
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 Cao Dai - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Cao Dai (Cao Đài) meaning "high place" is a religion founded in 1926 in Tay Ninh, southern Vietnam, by, an official in the French colonial government, who claimed to have received direct communications from God, ordering him to combine various religions, some from the East and some from the West.
Adherents engage in ethical practices such as prayer, veneration of ancestors, nonviolence, and vegetarianism with the goal of, minimally, obtaining a favorable rebirth, or, better yet, entering heaven, or, ultimately, escape from the cycle of birth and death.
Cao Dai currently has an estimated seven to eight million adherents in Vietnam, and an additional 30,000 (primarily ethnic Vietnamese) in the United States, Europe, and Australia.
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 The Religions of South Vietnam in Faith and Fact: IX. Cao Dai
The TAY NINH TEMPLE to the CAO DAI is the equivalent of ST. PETER's CATHEDRAL to the Roman Catholics.
The main altar of the CAO DAI Temple is a huge globe of the world symbolizing the universe, and has a painted human eye on it, which symbolizes the all-seeing eye of Divinity and the source of universal life.
To coordinate activities between the CAO DAI of I Corps and the United States Marines, the III MAF Staff Chaplain nominates a chaplain as liaison to insure that all help rendered is relevant, practical, and consistent with the overall objectives and policies of the Navy/Marine Team in I Corps, South Vietnam.
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 Cao Dai Religion in Viet Nam
Cao Dai temples dot the Mekong Delta, but the faith’s world headquarters is the Holy See compound which lies just outside the Vietnamese city of Tay Ninh, about two hours northwest of Saigon, near the Cambodian border.
Cao Daism garners inspiration from farther afield as well: Striding a spire high on the temple’s roof is the Hindu trinity of Brahma, Shiva and Krishna.
The Cao Dai are quite proud of the uniqueness of their religion and the fantastical palace they have created for it.
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 Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly . FEATURE . Cao Dai . July 4, 2003 | PBS
And the principle of Cao Dai is that religions are not different and if we take enough time to study deep --deeply enough in each religion, we would see that they have one same principal, if not identical principal.
Cao Dai hasn't had a pope since 1934, but leaders expect God to appoint another one, when the world is ready.
Cao Daists believe that one day their religion will be discovered first by Americans and eventually the world, which will then become a more peaceful place.
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 Wikinfo | Cao Dai   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Cao Dai (Cao Đài) is a syncretist, monotheistic religion, founded in southern Vietnam in 1926.
Cao Dai (Vietnamese: Cao Đài, Ch: Gaotaijiao) meaning "supreme channel", or simply "high palace", was founded in 1926 in Tay Ninh, southern Vietnam, by Ngo Van Chieu and other first disciples of Cao Dai Supreme God, who claimed to have received direct communications from a supreme God.
Cao Dai's followers claimed to have received direct communications from God, ordering them to combine the major religions of the world, which he has created.
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 Cao Dai
In November, ground was broken for a Cao Dai temple at 8971 Orangewood Ave.
Known as the Holy See (Cao Dai has had a succession of popes), the complex is one of the biggest tourist draws in Vietnam.
Cao Dai is a religion of tolerance, and its adherents are expected to love their enemies, even the Communists who persecuted them: "They are just one of our brothers or one of our children who happened to go on the wrong path," Bui said.
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 CAO Dai   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
While Cao Dai is highly formal in its hierarchy, worship and way of life it is attractive for many due to its approach to spiritism.
Cao Daism is the third largest religion in Vietnam with officially 1.1mio followers, but Caodaists believe that the figure is more in the range of 3mio.
In 1997 the Communist Party placed the Cao Dai temple under their control and confiscated all properties, and all religious activities, which now had to be submitted for government approval.
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 Cao Dai - dKosopedia
Cao Dai (Cao Đài) is a syncretic religion, founded in 1926 in Tay Ninh province in southern Vietnam while Indochina was under French colonial rule.
Cao Dai (Vietnamese: Cao Đài, Ch: Gaotaijiao) meaning "supreme channel" or "high palace." The religion emerged after what its followers believe was a revelation from the divine ordering a fusion of elements from major religions, including Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Spiritualism.
The Cao Dai movement is a future theocratic superpower engaged in an undeclared but hot conventional war war with the West in Frederick Pohl's dystopian 1957 novel Slave Ship.
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 Cao Dai
Cao Dai draws upon ethical precepts from Confucianism, occult practices from Taoism, theories of karma and rebirth from Buddhism, and a hierarchical organization (including a pope) from Roman Catholicism.
A Cao Dai army was established in 1943 during the Japanese occupation of Indochina.
Centers of worship were established in Vietnamese refugee communities abroad, however, and by the early 1990s Cao Dai was reported to have some two million adherents in Vietnam, Cambodia, France, and the United States.
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 Vietnam's Congregation of Kitsch
Dominating the spacious hall is the central feature of every Cao Dai temple from the Mekong Delta right up to the central Vietnamese city of Danang: a huge sky-blue globe inscribed with an enormous eye floating in a field of thousands of stars.
During its heyday, in the 1940s and early 1950s, the Cao Dai claimed millions of adherents, mustering a huge army that controlled a wide stretch of southwestern Vietnam along the Cambodian border, which it ruled as a Cao Dai fiefdom.
Cao Dais believe that the message God was sending man became confused by all the religions, and so, in an effort to clarify this message, God sent his third revelation to Vietnam.
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 The Cao Dai In Tay Ninh Photo Gallery by Choo Tse Chien at pbase.com
Cao Daism (the belief of the Cao Dai religion) is the concept of a "Single Unifying Religion" and is a unique eclectic cocktail of fragments of Chritianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Taoism, Confusionism, and a sprinkling of Animism ALL IN ONE under a single Flag Of The One Nameless Divinity!
Cao Dai does not seek to create a gray world, where all religions are exactly the same, only to create a more tolerant world, where all can see each other as sisters and brothers from a common divine source reaching out to a common divine destiny realizing peace within and without.
Cao Dai Churches/Temples/Mosques are built in the same basic architectural layout all over Vietnam with a basic rectangular shape like a very long boat.
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 Yoga Bound Travel to Cao Dai Holy See Temple.
Cao Daism is the outcome of an attempt to create the ideal religion through the fusion of secular and religious philosophies of the East and the West.
The Cao Dai played a significant political and military role in South Vietnam from 1926 to 1956, when most of the 25,000 strong Cao Dai army, which had been given support by the Japanese and later the French, was incorporated into the South Vietnamese Army.
Indeed, all Cao Dai lands were confiscated by the new communist government and four members of the sect were executed in 1979.
www.yogabound.com /travel/vietnam_cao_dai.htm   (1250 words)

 Cao Dai - ReligionFacts
Cao Dai is regarded as the same supreme being honored in all major world religions, but the term Cao Dai avoids gender, personality or other earthly attributes.
Cao Dai encourages obedience to the three duties (between king and citizen, father and child, husband and wife), and five virtues (humanity, obligation, civility, knowledge, reliability) of Confucianism.
Cao Dai's organization is patterned after that of Roman Catholicism, with nine levels of hierarchy including a pope, cardinals, and archbishops.
www.religionfacts.com /a-z-religion-index/cao_dai.htm   (1208 words)

 Cao Dai Holy See at Tay Ninh, Vietnam. Travel guide & tourist information by Hostelbookers.com
The cathedral is the Holy See of the Cao Dai religion, a faith that was founded in October 1926 as a fusion of oriental and occidental religions, propounding the concept of a universal god.
Cao Daism borrowed the structure and terminology of the Catholic Church, but is primarily entrenched in Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism.
The eclectic ideology of Cao Daism is mirrored in the interior, and tourists are welcome to wander through the nave, as long as they remain in the aisles, and don't stray between the rows of pink pillars, entwined by green dragons, that march up the chamber.
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 Cao Dai: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
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 CAO DAI   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Cao Dai is an attempt to create a perfect synthesis of world religions.
Cao Dai literally means high tower or palace, a metaphor for the spender of spiritual growth.
The Cao Dai faithful are expected to renounce materialism in order to more fully cultivate their spiritual growth.
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 Religious Movements Homepage: Cao Daism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Cao Daism's purpose is to reach for a universal world and unite all worldly religions into one.
Cao Daism is also called the Third Amnesty because it combines the two previous religious amnesties or periods into the third and final amnesty/revelation.
Cao Dai believes that each human being has two lives: a spiritual one and a physical one.
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Cao Dai beliefs came through spiritualism and ``automatic writings,'' a practice the authorities banned as superstitious.
Figures on the number of Cao Dai followers abroad were not available but branches are known to exist in countries including the United States, Canada, France and Australia.
In 1997 Cao Dai was finally recognised under terms and conditions imposed by the Communist Party.
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 Cao Dai Temple / Cu Chi Tunnels
Cao Dai followers believe that divine messages are revealed through cultural figures, who can be contacted directly through seances held in Vietnamese, French or English.
One of the main reasons that the Cao Dai are well-known is because of their colorful temples and costumes.
The temple is quite an attraction, and the Cao Dai invite tourists to watch the services from the balcony, as long as they don't interfere.
www.travelogues.net /Vietnam_vanilla/trip_cao_dai_cu_chi.htm   (1384 words)

 Cao Dai History | ema_01_package.xml
Cao Dai is an amalgam of different beliefs that borrow from Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Taoism, and Western nineteenth-century romanticism and grew under the leadership of its first Supreme Chief, Le Van Trung.
Cao Daists believe that God created the universe, the plants and animals, and mankind, and to each he gave a part of his spirit.
Philosophically Cao Daists renounce wealth and riches as paths to true spiritual fulfillment and emphasize the control of greed, anger, and desires.
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 The Raw Story | Cambodian Cao Daists prepare to send last pope home to Vietnam
Phnom Penh- The remains of the last pope of one of the world's most colourful religions, Cao Dai, were prepared Wednesday to finally be returned from Cambodia to his birthplace and that of his religion, neighbouring Vietnam.
The religion of Cao Dai, which means high tower, is better known now for its fantastic and colourful Tay Ninh temple, which attracts thousands of tourists every year.
Cao Dai followers are expected to line the route from the border crossing at Bavet all the way to Pham Cong Tac's final resting place in Tay Ninh, where plans for massive celebrations are underway, according to Minh.
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 Cao Dai
Cao Dai is the third largest religion in Vietnam (following Buddhism and Roman Catholicism) and was founded by Le Van Trung and 28 other persons who signed the Declaration of the Founding of the Cao Dai Religion in 1926.
Cao Daists regard the history of religion as being divided into three periods of revelation.
Cao Daists believe that, due to the frailty of religious leaders, the truth became distorted and that limitations in communication and transportation prevented the formation of a single, true universal religion which all of humanity could embrace.
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 Pilot Guides.com: Good Karma: Cao Dai, fusion of many religions
Established in the Southern regions of Vietnam in the early 1920’s, Cao Dai seeks to create the perfect religion, combining the beliefs of Buddhism, Taoism, Christianity, Hinduism Confucianism and Islam.
"Cao Dai” is a metaphor for spiritual growth and literally translates as “high tower” or “palace”.
Cao Dai amounts to a religion from different customs that most of us are familiar with.
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 CaoDai.net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
In 1926 God (Duc Cao Dai) indicated that the Religion was to have three branches/boards: the Bat-Quai-Dai, the Hiep-Thien-Dai and the Cuu-Trung-Dai.
The term Cao Dai literally means “High Tower or Palace”, that is, the place where God reigns over the Universe.
The Cao Dai Overseas Missionary was in existence since 1973, implementing Divine Decree No. 65 signed by H.E. Hiến Pháp Trương Hữu Đức, from the Hiệp Thiên Đài or Legislative Body.
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