TAOISM. Taoism. Taoism is both a philosophy and a religion. Beginnings of Taoism are generally accredited to Lao-tzu, a sixth century philosopher, believed to be from the Henan Province . Lao- Tsu published Tao- te - Ching , or the “Book of the Way” @225 million adherents
Taoism is both a philosophy and a religion.
Beginnings of Taoism are generally accredited to
Lao-tzu, a sixth century philosopher,
believed to be from the Henan
Wu-wei = primary virtue and means “non-action.” To practice wu-wei is to be so perfectly in harmony with nature that its energy infuses and empowers the individual.
Humility and noncompetition
Naturalness and naturalism
Nonaggression and passive rule
Taoists advocate a simple honest life and noninterference with the course of natural events
Taoists don’t like politics, administration, or elaborate rituals.
Taoists believe that the purpose of life is to live according to the Tao.
That requires calmness, passiveness, and humility.
Taoists believe that there is no one creator, that at the beginning, there was only chaos, or a void, called Wuji.
Hengshan Monastery is located on the cliffs of Mt. Hengshan, which is one of the five sacred mountains of Taoism. In the Shanxi province of China, near the city of Datong.
In the Three Religions Hall, Buddha, Confucius and Lao-tzu are all enshrined together. This is because in present day the three faiths co-exist in the temple.