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pd. 2 global studies

Morgan Sartori

on 26 April 2010

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Transcript of Daoism

Morgan Sartori Daoism Daoism(Taoism):
refers to a variety of related philosophical and religious traditions that have influenced Eastern Asia for more than two millennia
The word , Tao (or Dao)
literally translates
as "path" or "way" (of life) Daoists believe in following a life of simplicity, inner peace, and inner calm. The Three Treasures of Daoism are:
1) be charitable 2) be thrifty 3) do not push ahead of others Daoists stress the fact that
energy and meaning are found in all
natural things. The Yin Yang are the material forces otherwise known
as the Universe according to Daoists. Immorality is an important part of Daoism. They believe it can be achieved by directing natural forces through the body, and using techniques such as breathing, focusing sexual energy and alchemy. Chinese communists see
Daoism as fatalistic and passive, a threat to socialist reconstruction The most important
Daoist text is
called Tao De Jing which consists of a 5000-character synopsis of Taoist beliefs. Two other important texts are the Tao The King and the Writings of Chuang Tzu. Daoism has become
to be a way of life
in Chinese culture.
The people in China
look as Daoism as a religion;
Daoism has been practiced
for thousands of years. Daoist god Daoist Priest All Chinese followers and people who wish to learn about Daoism are invited to Daoist Day!!!
Come celebrate the teachings of Daoism that still live on today.
Daoist priests and speakers will be the entertainment
It will take place on the Great Wall of China
Starts at 12 p.m. on May 15, 2010 till 12 p.m. May 16, 2010.
You should come to learn or celebrate the life-philosiphy of Daoism that has forever changed Chinese culture.
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