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Daoism Daoism Data... Daoism Diffusion Daoism Beliefs Daoist believe that nature is something that should not be exploited and abused, it should be befriended not conquered. When human nature is aligned with the rest of nature, order and harmony are the result. They strive to live in peace with their environment. Daoism was founded by Lao-Tse. Daosim began as a combination of psychology and philosophy which Lao-Tse hoped would help end the constant feudal warfare and other conflicts of his time. It can be either called Taoism or more modernly, Daoism. Today, there could be 225 million followers worldwide. There is no real accurate record of how many followers there really are worldwide, as many of the followers identify with other religions, mainly Buddhism and Confucianism. Listed under "Chinese Traditional Religions", it would be ranked 5th under number of adherents. Daoism isn't growing at a rapid rate, it is pretty much at a slow, steady pace. The hearth of Daoism (Taoism) is China. Daoism never really diffused out of China, but spread throughout the country with contagious diffusion. Daoist leaders believe that if people want to convert to Daoism, they must come to them. So, you will not see any Daoist missionaries. During the communist reign over China, Taoist in the country were prevented from practicing the religion. Tao is translated roughly to "path". They believe that we need to be one with the "Tao".The technique of Tai Chi is used to balance the flow of energy or "chi" within the body. They believe that people should seek compassion, moderation and humility. Yin and Yang symbolize pairs of opposites which are seen throughout the universe, such as good and evil, light and dark, male and female. Daoism promotes: achieving harmony or union with nature, the pursuit of spiritual immortality, being 'virtuous' and self development.Daoist believe that death is simply a transformation from being to non-being. Daoism Ecology Daoism - AP Human Geography Daoist temples are religious halls where ritualistic ceremonies are performed. The buildings are colorful and embrace Chinese architectural styles. Daoism Landscape Tai Shan, Daoist Mountain of the east Heng Shan Bei, Daoist mountain of the north Hua Shan, Daoist mountain of the west Heng Shan Nan, Daoist mountain of the south Song Shan, Daoist mountain of the center
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