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What is Doaism?

An indigenous Chinese Religion

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Two identifiable strands:

Philosophical
Religious

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Phiosophical focuses on

Universal Balance

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Religious focuses on

self cultivation, longetivy, and divine help

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What is the Key Daost Scripture?
Who was the author?

Dao De Jing
Lao Zi (600 BCE)

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Where are the roots of Daoism to be found?

In ancient Chinese Religion

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One of the most resilient native traditions

Nature Religion
Heaven Worship
Divination
Ancestor veneration

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Yin and Yang - different parts

Positive vs. Negative
Masculine vs. Feminine
Intellect vs. Intuition
Light vs. Darkness
Warmth vs. Cold
Strong vs. Weak

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What does Dao mean?

The way

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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!

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What is non-resistant?

Water

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What do we do about resistance>

Wu Wei,
Don't resist, confront, or deny
Don't try to be better or change others
Don't exhibit ambition, excessive desire, or pride

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What is society more dominized by

-Yang

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What does Wu Wei mean?

Actionless action - active non-doing

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The common people connected Dao to what?

The quest for immortality.

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Religious Daoism absorbed

Magic and divination in this search for elixers special diets, searches for special places and plants

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Offerings of what?

Offerings and prayers to deities at temples (incense, paper, money, food, candles)

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What is the cultivation of life force?

qi