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    James Hills Ancient History 12.01 Taoism Analysis of Sources 1. Taoism: The quest for immortality (John Blofeld) This book is obviously a secondary source although it references some primary sources mainly the Tao Te Ching. The author of the book is a published author and therefore it can be assumed that the information inside is relatively accurate as a secondary source can get. The only possibility of bias is that the author is a follower of another religion‚ even so the bias will

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    HUM 1710 11 April 11 2013 Unit Two Paper Taoism Taoism grew out of various religious and philosophical traditions in ancient China‚ including shamanism and nature religion. Zhang Daoling became the first Celestial Master and founder of the first organized Taoist school of thought. This tradition continues to the present day‚ with the current Celestial Master living in Taiwan. Early religious Taoism was rooted in the ideas of the Taoist thinkers‚ which were added local religious rituals and beliefs

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    Running head: Taoism Taoism A Brief Overview When first deciding to write my term paper on Taoism I thought it would be just another religion. In my research I found so many different translations that my head started spinning. There are really no known facts about the founder of Taoism‚ Lao Tsu‚ except that he was possibly a contemporary of Confucius. He was searching for a way that would avoid the constant feudal warfare and other conflicts that disrupted society during his lifetime

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    Taoism is a philosophical and religious tradition that emphasizes living in harmony with the “Dao” or “Tao”. Tao‚ the core concept of Taoism‚ stands for “way”‚ the way of everything‚ the way shows how our universe run‚ the way how individuals can improve their soles better. In Zhou dynasty‚ there were many different philosophers talking about Tao/Dao. Gradually‚ the main definition of Taoism became ambiguous. Taoism‚ known by a religion‚ is very ancient in China. Taoism is about multi-gods. Besides

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    Taoism Outline Gods: • Taoism followers had a variety of male and female gods. • Example; Yu huang ( all other gods report to him. It is said that he rules heaven as the emperor Rules earth. • ; Yu-ch’ing‚ Shang-ch’ing‚ T’ai-ch’ing are believed to be ‘ the pure ones’. Although they are not rulers‚ it is said that they seek to save mankind by teaching and benevolence. Beliefs: • Chinese thought has always been characterized by an awareness of mans close relationship with the

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    Taoism Taoism is a religion as well as a philosophy that can be dated all the way back to around 500 B.C. It is one of the two dominant religions in China. Taoism is also termed “Daoism” in the more common language system‚ called Hanyu Pinyin‚ representing Chinese letters using Roman letters and is more commonly used amongst China and around the world. Like the Christian faith‚ they too use a sacred book‚ Tao Te Ching written by the great Sage‚ Lao Tzu as a guidance. This text has been translated

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    opportunity‚ decision‚ etc. and when these situations present themselves we face dilemmas of how and why we should approach them in a certain manner according to moral precepts‚ short and long term goals‚ and societal constraints. The teachings of Taoism are an excellent if not perfect life guide for these dealings‚ because the Tao‚ or “the way”‚ can be thought in terms of a form of enlightenment or remedy for the humanly ways of this world. The Tao upholds the natural proof that life is of the utmost

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    Taoism is a religion that is all about finding “Tao” or “The Way.” The most important book to Taoism is the “Tao Te Ching” which has teachings that are attributed to Lao Tzu. Taoism is full of philosophical ideas‚ and teachings to teach one that life on earth is not just full of suffering and bitterness. The most important theme to finding this happiness in the universe is by using Wu-Wei. Wu-Wei is one of the most important concepts in Taoism. Wei refers to any intentional or reflected action

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    Taoism Part I. Little is known about Taoism. No date of its creation has ever been made a complete fact. It is believed to have arrived in China around the sixth century BCE. It was founded by Lao-tzu who is said to have written Taoism ’s most important sacred writing‚ Tao Te Ching or The Way and Its Power. This book is "second only to the Bible in number of Western translations." (Mary Pat Fisher‚ pg. 186) Taoism is essentially one of the most passive traditions around the world. With the important

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    Taoism Lao Tzu‚ the founder of Taoism‚ proposed a lot of important views and conceptions which have original enchantment in Chinese philosophy‚ and influence the afterworld deeply. What is success? There are many factors be mentioned in Taoism which includes people need to learn to resilient‚ clam and not impetuous; meanwhile‚ taking control of your own emotion at any time is one of the most important factor for success. It is a portrayal of “What is most straight appears devious; the greatest

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