Daoism and Taoism

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Daoism and Taoism

The Tao-te Ching is the central text if the two. When translated to english, it is Classic of the Way of Power.The text was created by Lao-tzu. The Tao-te Ching is said to be difficult, as it makes no reference to external events, people, or places. The Tao-te Ching consist of 81 short sections that are poetic, paradoxical, and at once mystical and practical. It is intended as a handbook for the ideal ruler, acting in such a way that his actions go unnoticed.

Cultural DiffusionTaoism didnt spred far from Asia. It was mainly practiced in China, Japan, and Korea. The leaders of Taoist belived that people should willingly convert to Taoism, therefore there were no missionaries. It is said that Taoim is a philoophy and is more than worshiping gods or goddess.

Daoism and Taoism

+There deity was Pantheistic (belief that the universe is identical with divinity, or that everything composes an all-encompassing immanent God)+Dao and Tao in Chinese mean “Way”. When referring to Daoism, it is a philosophy about a proper path in life. +Daoism and Taoism are the same religion but are spelled differently. When translating Daoism to English, there is an issue or the “Pinyin” factor which changes the D to a T. For a short time, the west translated the D to T but now it is switched back to D.

Tao-te Ching

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Cebu Toist Temple

Laotzi: Leader of Taoism

Beliefs:Taoist believe that thy should flow ith the Earth. They also have a certain level of balance .


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