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Transcript of TAOISM
The founder of Taoism, is believed by many to be Laozi (Lao Tzu) .
Who Founded Taoism?
Taoism was founded in Circa 550 B.C.E
When was Taoism founded?
One Holy city/site was The White Cloud Temple in Beijing, China.
Any Holy cities or sites associated?
Taoists do not believe in God, they believe in the power of the universe.
The Name of God
The name of Taoists Holy books is Tao Te Ching (collection of poems and philosophy for the Tao religion) which means the scripture/way.
Other sacred texts are Zhuangzi, Daode Jing, and Yi Jing.
The name of the Holy books
The language associated with Taoism is chinese.
Taoists are pantheists (the belief that the universe and everything is all encompassing and immanent God).
Those involved in Taoism, are Taoists.
There are about 20,000,000 Taoists in the world.
What do the followers call themselves?
Some major beliefs are:
Tao-"The Path" or "The Way."
Yin and Yang-The keepers of behavior.
Taoists-They are believed to come, live, die and decay in the Tao.
Two famous people involved in Taoism were:
Ursula K. Le Guin
Famous people involved in Taoism
The country with the most followers is Eastern Asia (China).
The country with the most followers
Taoism is acceptance of your life.
Taoism is following your breath to find peace.
Taoism is opening up a smile to enable possibility.
If you embrace these three ideas, everything else follows in Taoism.
Conflicts with Buddhism
Buddhism was being spread through traders in China when Taoism was the main religion.
Both religions had complete different views on life.
Both religions butted heads when vied to become the official religion of the Imperial Court.
Taoism was the official religion.
Taoism's Nine Cardinal Principles
The Goal is Contentment
Oneness — A Holistic View
Manifestations of the Tao
Nature is Unkind
Society versus the Individual
Humanity and Justice are Artificial Values
Desires and Limitations
Famous words by Lao Tzu