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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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Awakened Daoists and Zennists do not go beyond the quotidian to practice the Dao.
I now turn for help to the Daoists in order to imagine what a life would be like if it weren't grounded in the notion of a self-subsistent, enduring, controlling, property-possessing self.
For this reason Daoists do not develop an ethics in the sense of a set of rules for behavior.
Wudang Daoist Disciple Xia Chongyi (that's the name he was given when he was inducted in 2010 in the Wudang Temples of China) recently landed himself a school on South Washington Street where he hopes to, "bring out the atmosphere and culture of the Sacred Wudang Mountains-the birthplace of Tai Chi, and an apex of Daoist Health traditions." By health, he is referring to the practices used by Chinese hermits to extend their lives, often made up of breathing exercises, meditations, and stretches.
Or as one scholar described the Chinese, "we are socially Confucian and individually Daoist."
The roles of spirit mediums and Daoists are not necessarily separate because they developed in different historical periods, but because they process external relations which are differently classified.
By revealing particular instances in which Buddhists and Daoists transgressed boundaries while maintaining their distinct religious identities, Mollier's analysis speaks to what it meant to be a Buddhist or a Daoist in medieval China.
Many of the faith plans have this aspect of care built into them, including the Armenian Orthodox, Daoists, Hindus, and Muslims.
Like his contemporary rivals, the Shu ruler eagerly patronized Buddhists, Daoists, and occult practitioners for both personal and political reasons.
It is interesting to see, for instance, that although hardly a consequence of the definition above, the participants in the Ospina study almost unanimously reject visual techniques from the realm of meditation, while forms of visualisation are central to both Daoist and Tantric meditation practices.
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Harnessing the power of water allows each of us to slowly change the hardest obstacles in our lives with the consistent pressure of what the Daoists refer to as the softest element.
(3) This formation of mountains, either distant or looming near the picture plane "forms the pivot connecting human and scared realms" and was seen by Daoists as the place where the primordial energy, Qi, was strong and refined, alive and breathing.
Thus, when Daoists use language and create categories they do not think that they are making statements about the ultimate reality, and recognize that the parts we focus on are actually facets of a larger whole.
Centuries later in the Southern Song, Chen Chun continued this debate about Confucian self-understanding in terms of disputations with Daoists and Buddhists.