Flashcards in Daoism Deck (18)
What is Doaism?
An indigenous Chinese Religion
Two identifiable strands:
Phiosophical focuses on
Religious focuses on
self cultivation, longetivy, and divine help
What is the Key Daost Scripture?
Who was the author?
Dao De Jing
Lao Zi (600 BCE)
Where are the roots of Daoism to be found?
In ancient Chinese Religion
One of the most resilient native traditions
Yin and Yang - different parts
Positive vs. Negative
Masculine vs. Feminine
Intellect vs. Intuition
Light vs. Darkness
Warmth vs. Cold
Strong vs. Weak
What does Dao mean?
Different aspects of Daoism
A Universal Equilibrium, The natural course of things, the cyclical way of things, the way of harmony and integration, includes the yin and yang!
What is non-resistant?
What do we do about resistance>
Don't resist, confront, or deny
Don't try to be better or change others
Don't exhibit ambition, excessive desire, or pride
What is society more dominized by
What does Wu Wei mean?
Actionless action - active non-doing
The common people connected Dao to what?
The quest for immortality.
Religious Daoism absorbed
Magic and divination in this search for elixers special diets, searches for special places and plants
Offerings of what?
Offerings and prayers to deities at temples (incense, paper, money, food, candles)