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Fast Facts on Taoism

Taoist statistics, history, beliefs and practices at a glance.

Names

Taoism; Taoist; Daoism; taoïsme; Taoísmo

Adherents

20 million specifically of Taoism (Chinese religion contains Taoist elements)

History

Based on teachings of Lao-Tzu, c. 550 BC, China.

Branches

Religious Taoism (Daojiao) and Philosophical Taoism (Daojia)

Beliefs

Pantheism - the Tao pervades all. Yin-yang - opposites make up a unity.

Practices

General attitude of detachment and non-struggle, "go with the flow" of the Tao. Tai-chi, acupuncture, and alchemy to help longevity.

Texts

Kojiki (Records of Ancient Matters); Nihon-gi (Chronicles of Japan)

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UpdatedNovember 20, 2016
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