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Taoism is a philosophical and religious school of thoughts in China that emphasizes living in harmony with reality, the essence of the natural universe. Tao, meaning the way or principle, is the source and essence of everything that exists.

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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 record-keeper of the Zhou ...


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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 knowledge to be ...

wu wei

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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”. The practice of wu ...


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 as a deity in most ...


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


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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 Buddhism.


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

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