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Refers to any set of beliefs of any community or nation, concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of life and the universe, especially when considered as the creation of a supernatural or divine agency.

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Daodejing, Dao De Jing, or Tao Te Ching is a classical Chinese text, usually attributed to Laozi. Scholars believe it was written around the 6th century BC, by Laozi, a ...


Religion; Taoism

Zhuangzi was a Chinese philosopher who lived around the 4th century BC and is credited with writing a work by his own name, the Zhuangzi. Zhuangzi argued that life is limited and ...

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Religion; Taoism

Wu wei is an important concept of Taoism (Daoism), which involve knowing when to act and when not to act. The term is usually translated as “without action”, or “without effort”. ...


Religion; Taoism

Laozi was a philosopher of ancient China and author of the Tao Te Ching (Dao De Jing). He is traditionally considered the founder of philosophical Taoism (Daoism) and is revered ...


Religion; Taoism

Daozang, meaning “Treasury of Dao” or “Daoist Canon”consists of around 1400 texts collected by Daoist monks in around 400.


Religion; Taoism

De is a key concept in Chinese philosophy, usually translated as “inherent character; inner power; integrity”. The term is used in Taoism (Daoism), Confucianism and Chinese ...


Religion; Taoism

Pu (literally “uncut wood”, translated as “uncarved block”, or “simplicity”) is a term used in Taoism (Daoism) to represent a passive state of receptiveness.