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Synonyms for Taoism

a Chinese sect claiming to follow the teaching of Lao-tzu but incorporating pantheism and sorcery in addition to Taoism

religion adhering to the teaching of Lao-tzu

popular Chinese philosophical system based in teachings of Lao-tzu but characterized by a pantheism of many gods and the practices of alchemy and divination and magic

philosophical system developed by Lao-tzu and Chuang-tzu advocating a simple honest life and noninterference with the course of natural events

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While popular Daoist religion is full of devotional ritual and prayer, Daoist meditation seldom seems to be devotional.
Stephen Bokenkamp asserts that "Peach Blossom Spring" is influenced by, and inferior to, a narrative he entitles "The Grotto Passage" contained in the late-third or early-fourth century Daoist canon Lingbao wufu jing xu (Scripture of the Five Talismans of Numinous Treasure, with Preface [hereafter Five Talismans]).
While Li drew from several schools of traditional Chinese philosophy, there are two Daoist themes that are particularly relevant for understanding his view on history: first, the Daoist emphasis on the continuity of all things in transformation; and, second, its analysis of change as the eternal aspect of reality.
Daoist movements were in nascent stages of development and could not compete with the better-organized Buddhist missions.
Both Buddhist and Daoist works depict heaven as "a blissful dwelling for souls of good people," and hell as "a fearful place where bad people are judged and tortured," she said.
From the standpoint of medical practitioners, it will prove helpful to understand the metaphysical as well as soteriological (perspectives on the nature of liberation or "salvation") frameworks that patients with a background of engagement in Daoist or traditional Chinese medical practices may bring to their understanding of illness and healing.
By no mere accident, this expression is also a metaphysical idea from the Daoist metaphysics, which conceives of everything in the universe as growing out of nothing.
Chinese medicine is closely linked to Daoist philosophy, which holds that the universe exists because of two great opposing yet interdependent creative forces, known as yin and yang.
However, the regulations also give churches (and mosques, Buddhist monasteries and Daoist temples), rights and duties and clarifies who they are.
The essays examine classical and contemporary perspectives drawn from Daoist philosophy, Hebraic faith, Native American practices, and Japanese traditions.
Yves Raguin's "China's First Evangelization by the 7th and 8th Century Eastern Syrian Monks" explores the contribution to early Chinese Christology of Johannine and Pauline theologies and, more significantly, of theologians of Eastern Syrian Churches (along with Daoist, Confucianist, and Buddhist terminologies and concepts).
He travels to a deserted village in China to meet a Daoist sect and finds out how they invoke spirits that they believe protect them against blades, blows and fire.
Asked about work at downtown Beijing's 700-year-old Dongyue Temple, a nationally known Daoist relic and a hot spot for Lunar New Year festivities, Zhang said time would tell.
118) indeed has something in common with Daoist quietism?
Chen Xiaoying, the daughter of the couple, also living in London, objected to fictionalized pornographic descriptions of her mother engaged in Daoist sex rituals with Julian Bell.