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    Taoism, known as “The Way,” is the Eastern Philosophy and religion of Chinese. It focuses on the balance between humans and nature. It has many profound theories for which may be difficult to understand by the common person. The most basic concept is the Tao, which is based on three approaches to te or power. The first concept is the way of ultimate reality. According to Lao Tzu in his writing, Tao Te Ching, “The Tao that can be spoken is not the true Tao” (198). The second concept is the way of the universe, which is the basic drive behind the way the world works. The last concept is the way of human life. All in all, Taoists believe that power must be reached through humans in a way of accepting and accommodating to the ways of life, accompanying nature and being by being internalized with their goals rather than worshipping a God externally. Taoism correlates to a time of peace and honors spiritual and metaphysical preoccupation. The ultimate goal of Taoism for the human to become wise and one with nature, which according to Lao Tzu makes a human heavenly. Philosophical Taoism focuses the attitude of humans toward life. It has a major connection with wu wei, which means not…

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    Taoism In China

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    center for religious and philosophical beliefs. Chinese culture has been heavily influenced by the beliefs of Confucianism, Buddhism, and Taoism; three philosophical schools often referred to as the “Three Teachings” in China. Despite being a communist country since 1949, which would normally mean it does not practice or allow religion, China actually has a few…

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    Taoism And Confucianism

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    contrasting perspectives on one’s lifestyle. Some people agree with the practices presented in Taoism, while certain individuals disagree, since its beliefs target a limited group. Taoism presents the idea of living in harmony with nature and educating the followers about the flow of life. Taoism, akin to every religion and philosophy, bears a key element that is vital to its beliefs and practices, such as the role of respect in the religion. To practice Taoism, one must follows the path that…

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    Nature And Taoism

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    The Influence of Nature on the Philosophy of Taoism In humanities great search for understanding the mysteries of life, mankind has created a number of religions that range from a minute following to a following of immeasurable proportions. Yet despite these billions of believers, the world still remains in a state of unrest. In ancient China, this period of unrest was referred to as “The Warring States period” which lasted from 480-221 BCE (Dr. Godshalk’s presentation on China). This period…

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    Confucianism and Taoism have very little in common. Confucianism stresses action, it says that action and ethics are the same. One of Taoism’s most valued precepts is the Wu Wei - doing nothing to do something. Where Confucianism orders the world, and creates it in society’s image, Taoism delights in accepting the seeming disorder, and finding the order in it. Confucianists practice, and Taoists think. Confucianists stress work and governance; Taoists stress relaxation and pensiveness. What they…

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    Taoism and Confucianism both originated in China, but these two philosophies compare and contrast in many ways. Though Taoism is a harmonious practice, it still advocates one’s rights in society. Taoists believe that people should be themselves without any form of barrier. On the other hand, Confucians believe that there is an order in the universe, being that it’s determined by human relations (Zakariadze, 2017). Taoism is a religio-philosophical tradition that has been a part of the Chinese…

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    Taoism and Confucianism are two of the most famous philosophies that originated in China around 500 B.C.E. Lao-Tzu, translated as “the old master”, was known for having founded the philosophy of Taoism as well as being the author of the Tao Te Ching. The main concept of Taoism is the “Tao”, otherwise known as the “the way”, which pertains to the way of the universe as well as the way of humans. At the center of Confucianism was Confucius, a teacher whose teachings were recorded and compiled into…

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    The Purpose of Confucianism and Taoism Confucianism has two important concepts: li and ren – etiquette and compassion. These are two of the most crucial tenets of Confucian doctrine. Taoists have little use for the former, etiquette is no great preoccupation of Taoism, for that matter neither is doctrine. Yet they have great use for compassion, or tz’u. “I have just three things to teach” says Lao Tzu, “simplicity, patience, compassion. These three things are your greatest treasures” (Tao Te…

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    Confucianism and Taoism are two of the most prevailing philosophies in Asia, even if they seem to contradict each other. Confucius asks us to live a very structured life in accordance with li, which is right action. Taoism allows for many different viewpoints, and would probably be accepting of Confucianism even though it seems to contradict Taoism. Taoists believe there are many ways to live and view life, and no one is better than the other. Li was Confucius’ idea of the correct way to live.…

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    The Taoism and Confucianism are both the religion that are play important role in the early ancient Chinese history. Taoism believing in the personal practice, they believed that what they are doing on religion purpose is their personal things, and it will not effect by other peoples. Also, they believed that people practice in this religion is trying to free their soul and for the chance to live forever. In Taoism, their highest belief is the “Tao”, which translate to as “way”. The general…

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