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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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Daoist theocracies ruled by groups such as the "Celestial Masters" and the "Yellow Turbans" (huangjin) briefly flourished here and there.
In Daoist Chinese philosophy, there are five essential forces that not only influence the natural world but also our bodies, hearts and minds.
Throughout Chinese history, Daoists and geomancers record that tampering with the truth of nature is inevitably disastrous.
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.
For instance, Chen Chun (1159-1223) wrote against Buddhists and Daoists from the perspective of, well, what?
His photos of the use of fire in Daoist worship not only resulted in singed eyebrows but also in the photostory entitled Burnt Offerings, featured on page 22 of this issue.
For this reviewer, the editors' commentary might have given more attention to the philosophical breaks with the pre-Qin Daoists, especially the Daodejing's rejection of hereditary right.
290) can help us understand the often-hidden moralistic and political aspects of the Daoist tradition, as found in the Huainanzi [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII].
Therefore, even though there were undoubtedly a good number of morally despicable Confucians or Daoists in history, there was no need to criticize the Confucian or Daoist moral values themselves, just the behavior of the hypocritical individuals.
Recent discussions of ecological crisis have emphasized the far-reaching consequences of environmental neglect This paper will argue that aesthetic cosmologies in the Daoist and certain Buddhist traditions (Huayan, Zen Buddhist) as well as their respective artistic traditions can provide Christianity with helpful ecological resources.
Schweitzer wrote that the Daoists, too, recognize the "deep difference between action and event.
For instance, in the debate above Emperor Gao Zu opened by proclaiming that the Daoists and the Confucians would be seated ahead of the Buddhists, since their doctrines were indigenous to China.
I believe, moreover, that most if not all of the religious Daoists of the fourth century were uncomfortable with Zhuangzi's relativity and tried to oppose it, more or less as Wang Xizhi is doing in this letter.
It might therefore sound either far-fetched or deeply unsettling to hear that Daoists and Buddhists deny that there is a self.
41) Daoists see no rational blueprint for the growth of the world: "The female mystery is.