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Religions in China --- TAOISM Taoism is a beautiful religion, actually it is a "predecessor of Christianity", but the one most misunderstood, because for its symbol is used the dualistic anagram of the Yin and Yang, born 1,500 years before Taoism.
Taoism Taoism is not a religion, nor a philosophy. It is a "Way" of life. It is a River. The Tao is the natural order of things. It is a force that flows through every living and sentient object, as well as through the entire universe. When the Tao is in balance it is possible to find perfect happiness.
Taoism and A Few Words about Tao Taoism is a philosophy, a religion and also the basis for Traditional Chinese Medication. It represents the wisdom accumulated over 5,000 years of Chinese history. Together with Confucianism and Buddhism, it has been continuously guiding Chinese in behaviors and governing.
Taoism, or the Way Taoism can also be called "the other way," for during its entire history, it has coexisted alongside the Confucian tradition, which served as the ethical and religious basis of the institutions and arrangements of the Chinese empire. Taoism, while not radically subversive, offered a range of alternatives to the Confucian way of life and point of view.
Taoist Practices and Beliefs Alongside the development of Taoism as a philosophy another more strictly religious interpretation of Taoism was evolving. This 'religious' Taoism had its own temples, priests, rites and symbolic images. Lao Tsu was venerated as a 'saint' and imperial sacrifices were made to him. It drew strongly upon the ideas of yin-yang and of the 'Five Agents' (metal, wood, water, fire & earth).
Western Reform Taoism To help visitors understand the religious similarities and differences between Western Reform Taoism and other widespread religious traditions, I've constructed a table comparing Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Buddhism, Traditional Religious Taoism and Western Reform Taoism. The table covers the subjects about which I am most often asked (i.e. how does Western Reform Taoism differ from Christianity in its cosmology?) It is not meant to be definitive, only to provide newcomers to Western Reform Taoism with a familiar frame of reference for the exploration of our faith.