Taoism : Buddhism And Confucianism Essay

748 Words Sep 29th, 2015 3 Pages
Taoism is a religion most commonly seen in China. Taoism does share some similarities with two religions we have discussed previously, including Buddhism and Confucianism. This religion started with a man named Lao Tzu. Lao Tzu was born around 604 B.C and was known in the Taoism religion as “the Old Boy.” People were not very certain about Lao Tzu because there were different conspiracies about different parts of his life. Some legends about Lao Tzu included people believing he was in his mother’s womb for eighty-two years; another one was that he was created by a shooting star (Smith 196). Lau Tzu was unlike any other ruler seen in various religions, because he was not very concerned, he did not preach or was not worries about the other people just himself. Even though he was very rarely concerned, emperors still looked at him as their ruler. Lao Tzu developed characters that would become essential to the Taoism religion. These included the Tao Te Ching and The Way of Its Power. The Tao Te Ching was considered the beginning of the bible of the Taoism’s religion. They believed that in this bible everything focuses on Tao. Tao can be described as “the path” or “the way.” In order for Tao to be understood you must understand three different substances. The first Tao, is know as the way of ultimate reality (Smith 198). This Tao is very different to me, because it is something that even us at humans cannot even begin to understand. “The Tao Te Ching…

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