Daoism

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Daoism

Daoism is one of the most common religion in China today. Daoism, also spelled Taoism, was founded by Laozi. There is no wirtten evidence that Laozi existed, but he supposedly wrote the Daodejing. The Daodejing is the holy book that Daoists live by. The main beliefs of Daoism are often misunderstood as "just to go with the flow" and let everything happen naturally. Part of this is true but the main belief of Daoists is longevity and health and balance in one's life. To find more information on this topic, read the Daoism section of the book Religions of the World. (Pg. 384-390).

Daoism

This is the daoist character Shou. It means longevity.

This is Laozi, the founder on Daosim. He is holding the Daodejing under his arm.

By Grace Claybrook

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