Sarah. Age: 20.
Taoism is one of the oldest native Chinese religions. There exist the most incredible legends about Lao Tzu. It is believed that he had a magical gift; his birth is associated with a lot of incredible rumors, the most common of which says that he was born from a ray of light. Historical documents indicate that Lao Tzu was born in Luoyang in a family of wealthy citizens.
Skylar. Age: 32.
Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism
Daoism is China's oldest religion, with its roots in ancient Chinese philosophy. Once a natural philosophy, something like a life science, it has become a folk religion of many deities, with spinoffs and related practices ranging from fengshui to tai chi and TCM. Here modern Chinese spellings are used with old spellings given for completeness, e. It was a time of many schools of thought, political turmoil, and war.
Julia. Age: 29.
Taoism Lesson For Kids: Facts & Beliefs
Daoismalso spelled Taoismindigenous religio-philosophical tradition that has shaped Chinese life for more than 2, years. In the broadest sense, a Daoist attitude toward life can be seen in the accepting and yielding, the joyful and carefree sides of the Chinese character, an attitude that offsets and complements the moral and duty-conscious, austere and purposeful character ascribed to Confucianism. Daoism is also characterized by a positive, active attitude toward the occult and the metaphysical theories on the nature of realitywhereas the agnosticpragmatic Confucian tradition considers these issues of only marginal importance, although the reality of such issues is, by most Confucians, not denied.
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