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  Taoism -- Beliefnet.com
Philosophical Taoism is rational, contemplative, and nonsectarian, and it accepts death as a natural returning to the Tao.
Religious Taoism is magical, cultic, esoteric, and sectarian, and it emphasizes health and healing as ways to gain long life or even immortality.
T'ai chi and the medical practice of Quigong are modern manifestations of Taoism.
www.beliefnet.com /index/index_10037.html   (401 words)

  
  Taoism - Crystalinks
Aspects of both philosophical and religious Taoism were appropriated in East Asian cultures influenced by China, especially Korea, Japan, and Vietnam.
Taoism can also be called "the other way," for during its entire history, it has coexisted alongside the Confucian tradition, which served as the ethical and religious basis of the institutions and arrangements of the Chinese empire.
While in fundamental ways such a goal was incompatible with the aims of philosophical Taoism, there were hints in the texts of the philosophical tradition to the extension of life and the protection from harm possible for those in harmony with the Tao.
www.crystalinks.com /taoism.html   (2911 words)

  
 Religious Movements Homepage: Taoism
Religious Taoism was started when Chiang Ling claimed that he had received a revelation from Lao Tzu which instructed him to implement Lao Tzu's "orthodox and sole doctrine of the authority of the covenant." Upon his death, it is said that Chiang Ling ascended to Heaven where he earned the title Heavenly Master.
In the United States the impact of Taoism is significant in the fields of acupuncture, holistic medicine, herbalism, meditation, and the martial arts.
The effects of Taoism can be seen in American culture in various holistic approaches to medicine such as acupuncture and herbalism, certain exercises and martial arts such as Tai-chi, and other art forms such as feng-shui.
religiousmovements.lib.virginia.edu /nrms/taoism.html   (3149 words)

  
  Taoism
Taoism taught its believers to cast aside worldly pleasures, honors, and glory and to be content with their lot.
Later on, Taoism came to be a religion of spirits and ancestor worship far removed from the original simple teachings.
Taoism teaches the devotee to lead a long and tranquil life through the elimination of one's desires and aggressive impulses.
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  Taoism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Quanzhen school of Taoism was founded during this period, and together with the Zhengyi Celestial Masters is one of the two schools of Taoism that have survived to the present.
Taoism is one of five religions recognised by the PRC, which insists on controlling its activities through a state bureaucracy (the China Taoist Association).
In the Tang period Taoism incorporated such Buddhist elements as monasteries, vegetarianism, prohibition of alcohol, the celibacy of the clergy, the doctrine of emptiness, and the amassing of a vast collection of scripture into tripartite organisation.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Taoism   (5332 words)

  
 Taoism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This definition points to the complexity of questions that surround the status of Taoism and its relation to Chinese religion; it is also relevant to its relation to Chinese thought, for the status of Taoism as a religion was often defined with reference to ideas and notions formulated in its early doctrinal texts.
Taoism is one of several traditions that have drawn upon correlative cosmology to formulate its views and to frame its techniques or practices.
In Taoism, correlative cosmology serves not only to explicate the functioning of the cosmos, but also to illustrate the notion that single entities and phenomena ultimately originate from the Dao, and that the different forms in the world of multiplicity are governed by the One, the principle of the unity of the cosmos.
www.stanford.edu /~pregadio/daozang/taoism_intro.html   (4323 words)

  
 Taoism / Daoism
Taoism (Daoism) or the School of Tao (Dao)refers to a set of philosophical teachings and religious practices rooted in a specific metaphysical understanding of the Chinese character Tao.
Taoism is rooted in the oldest belief systems of China, dating from a time when shamanism and pantheism were prevalent.
Taoism was adopted as a state religion by some emperors of the Tang dynasty, while others were more inclined to Buddhism.
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 Taoism - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
TAOISM [Taoism], refers both to a Chinese system of thought and to one of the four major religions of China (with Confucianism, Buddhism, and Chinese popular religion).
AD, Taoism was a fully developed religious system with many features adopted from Mahayana Buddhism, offering emotional religious satisfaction to those who found the largely ethical system of Confucianism inadequate.
Taoism is still practiced to some degree in modern China, as well as in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macao and in communities of Chinese who have emigrated.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/T/Taoism.asp   (654 words)

  
 World Religions- Taoism
The founder of Taoism was Lao-Tse (604-531 BCE), a contemporary of Confucius.
Taoism started as a combination of psychology and philosophy but evolved into a religion in 440 CE when it was adopted as a state religion.
Taoism currently has about 20 million followers, and is primarily centered in Taiwan.
allaboutsikhs.com /religion/tao.htm   (3132 words)

  
 TAOISM
Taoism started as a combination of psychology and philosophy but evolved into a religious faith in 440 CE when it was adopted as a state religion.
Taoism, along with Buddhism and Confucianism, became one of the three great religions of China.
Taoism currently has about 20 million followers, and is primarily centered in Taiwan.
www.religioustolerance.org /taoism.htm   (2161 words)

  
  All about Taoism, Religions in China
Taoism is a beautiful religion, actually it is a "predecessor of Christianity", but the one most misunderstood, because for its symbol is used the dualistic anagram of the Yin and Yang, born 1,500 years before Taoism.
Taoism's focus on nature and the natural order complements the societal focus of Confucianism, and its synthesis with Buddhism is the basis of Zen.
Taoism, was founded in the 604 BC in China by Lao-Tze, which means "old philosopher" or "old boy", but his real name was Li-Uhr.
www.religion-cults.com /Eastern/Taoism/taoism.htm   (2420 words)

  
 Taoism. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Religious Taoism appropriated earlier interest and belief in alchemy and the search for the elixir of life and the philosopher’s stone.
A.D., Taoism was a fully developed religious system with many features adopted from Mahayana Buddhism, offering emotional religious satisfaction to those who found the largely ethical system of Confucianism inadequate.
Taoism is still practiced to some degree in modern China, as well as in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macao and in communities of Chinese who have emigrated.
www.bartleby.com /65/ta/Taoism.html   (587 words)

  
 Background Essay no. 40 | Dao / Taoism | AskAsia.org
Dao, or Taoism, as it is often known in the West, is a belief system with folk religion roots in China popularized by the philosopher Laozi in the 5th century B.C.E. It has taken many forms throughout the centuries, coexisting with Confucianism and Buddhism.
Taoism was understood and practiced in many ways, each reflecting the historical, social, or personal situation of its adherents.
In a larger sense, since Taoism functioned in imperial China as a retreat and withdrawal from the struggles of the political arena, one might say that in a very general way the current relaxation of political pressure in reaction against the excesses of the Gang of Four represents a Taoistic phase of Chinese Maoism.
www.askasia.org /teachers/essays/essay.php?no=40   (1678 words)

  
 Definition of Taoism
Taoism is the second of the three state religions (San-kiao) of China.
In other words, Taoism is the Religion of Heaven and Earth, of the Cosmos, of the World or Nature in the broadest sense of these words.
Besides the "Tao-teh-king" a good many works treat of Taoism: the "Yin-fu-king-kiai" which professes to be an exposition of the oldest Taoist record in existence; "Ts'ing-tsing-king" (The Book of Purity and Rest); the "T'ai-hsi-king" (Respiration of the Embryo); the "T'ai-shang-Kan-ying-pien" (Tractate of Actions and their Retributions).
www.ourladyswarriors.org /dissent/deftao.htm   (2333 words)

  
 Taoism
Taoism started as a combination of psychology and philosophy but evolved into a religious faith in 440 CE.
Taoism was born in the end of the second century in China.
Taoism in Vietnam became a richly textured religion of gods, super heroes and ghosts, and it integrated shamanism, agricultural religious beliefs, ancestor worship and the worship of heroes, especially the guardian spirit of the village.
www.mtholyoke.edu /~koivanov/taoism.htm   (1052 words)

  
 Taoism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Taoist adepts, as we shall call the practitioners of the second kind of Taoism because all who were engaged in training programs, were not willing to settle for the philosophical goal of managing their allotments of Tao efficiently.
Philosophical Taoism sought to manage life's normal quotient of the Tao efficiently, and vitalizing Taoism sought to raise the quotient but something was lacking.
Much of religious Taoism looks like crude superstition, but we must remember we have little idea what energy is, how it proceeds or the means by which (and extent to which) it can be augmented.
www.spiritsoars.homestead.com /Taoism.html   (1040 words)

  
 Taoism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The founder of Taoism was Lao-Tse (604-531 BCE), a contemporary of Confucius.
Taoism started as a combination of psychology and philosophy but evolved into a religion in 440 CE when it was adopted as a state religion.
Taoism currently has about 20 million followers, and is primarily centered in Taiwan.
www.chaplaincare.navy.mil /Taoism.htm   (989 words)

  
 Vietnam travel and holidays - Taoism in Vietnam
Taoism is believed to have originated in China with a man named Lao Tzuat around 500 B.C. The legend says that Lao Tzu was so "saddened by his people's disinclination to cultivate the natural goodness he advocated" that he decided to abandon civilization.
Taoism is spirituality and mysticism lacking firm precepts.
Countless images of the Gods of Taoism are in temples and pagodas throughout the country.
www.vietnam-holidays.co.uk /aboutvietnam/rtaoism.htm   (598 words)

  
 IDS 3313
Long before the schools of Confucianism and Taoism developed, Chinese thinkers had already formulated a cosmic theory of a cyclic pattern of waxing and waning, of expansion and contraction.
This the relationship of Confucianism to Taoism is itself an example of the yang-yin interplay of dynamic opposites.
Later Taoism: The aim of mystical and spiritual "immortality" of participation in the eternal sought by the early Taoists gradually gave way (in popular practice) to a pragmatic concern for longevity or even physical immortality.
www.usao.edu /~usao-ids3313/ids/html/taoism.html   (1823 words)

  
 The Tao of Star Wars   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Taoism is one of the two major indigenous religio-philosophical traditions that has shaped Chinese life for more than 2,000 years.
Taoism "celebrates a kind of agrarian lifestyle where people are very much in tune with nature - trees, grass and growing things," points out Smith.
In Taoism, the yin yang symbol represents the unity of apparent opposites in the universe.
www.exn.ca /starwars/taoism.cfm   (980 words)

  
 Taoism
Taoism is considered as an entity that defies definition, which can be properly understood only by experience.
Taoism corresponds to a power, which envelops, surrounds and flows through all things, living and non-living.
The early discourses of Taoism envisaged the synchronization of Tao and nature as the solution for human problems, and there by considered it as a spiritual approach to living.
www.asianartmall.com /taoismarticle.htm   (620 words)

  
 Godquest.org - Taosim
Chuang-tse, a later disciple of Taoism (about 300 B.C.) believed that reformers and moralists who came preaching purity and goodness were "chasing their own shadows," a figure to compulsive striving and antithetical to the spirit of Taoism.
Taoism did not escape this and so later followers became extreme and fanatical in their search for meaning.
The founder of Taoism was Lao-Tse (604-531 BCE) Taoist Beliefs and Practices: Tao is the first-cause of the universe.
www.godquest.org /taoism.htm   (1506 words)

  
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To understand the relationship between life, and the Taoism concept of life and death, the origin of the word tao must be understood.
Taoism upholds the belief in the survival of the spirit after death.
Comparison The goal in both Taoism and Buddhism is to reach the ultimate goal, to transcend life on earth as a physical being, to achieve harmony with nature and the universe.
www.essay.org /school/english/taoism.doc   (2298 words)

  
 United Communities of Spirit
Taoism believes "Tao" to be the cosmic, mysterious, and ultimate principle underlying form, substance, being, and change.
Taoism advocates a minimum of government intervention, relying instead on individual development to reach a natural harmony under Tao's leading.
The practitioners of Taoism and those who are influenced by its philosophy include environmentalists, naturalists, libertarians, wildlife protectors, natural food advocates or vegetarians, and many physicists.
www.origin.org /ucs/sbcr/taoism.cfm   (1620 words)

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