History UsefulNotes / Taoism

13th Jul '16 10:04:34 AM Willbyr
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-->''The way that can be followed is not the true Way,\\

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* ''{{Film/Wooshi}}'': A Korean movie about a Taoist wizard. It's a bit of a stretch as far as religious accuracy goes though, in all probability.

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* ''VideoGame/OracleOfTao'': Strangely subverted. There is a Taoist temple, and many Taoist teachings. The subversion is that although this includes Taoism, it also includes Christianity, and a syncretic religion called Aiken. And some ''very strange'' cults, like the Church of the Holy Maple Tree.
* ''ShinMegamiTenseiI'':Tai Shang Lao Jun is the key representative of the Neutral path
* ''{{Film/Wooshi}}'': A Korean movie about a Taoist wizard. It's a bit of a stretch as far as religious accuracy goes though, in all probability.




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* ''VideoGame/OracleOfTao'': Strangely subverted. There is a Taoist temple, and many Taoist teachings. The subversion is that although this includes Taoism, it also includes Christianity, and a syncretic religion called Aiken. And some ''very strange'' cults, like the Church of the Holy Maple Tree.
* ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiI'':Tai Shang Lao Jun is the key representative of the Neutral path

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7th Jun '16 4:05:07 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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Beyond all this, Taoism, like all Chinese religions, got liberally mixed up with UsefulNotes/{{Buddhism}} once it arrived in China in the sixth century CE. Most significantly, a Taoist philosopher of the Warring States period, {{Zhuangzi}}, was famous for telling parables and inventing {{koan}}s. A few centuries later, Zhuangzi's style got mixed up with Mahayana Buddhist theology to create the school of ''Chán'', known to the West by its Japanese name: Zen.

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Beyond all this, Taoism, like all Chinese religions, got liberally mixed up with UsefulNotes/{{Buddhism}} once it arrived in China in the sixth century CE. Most significantly, a Taoist philosopher of the Warring States period, {{Zhuangzi}}, Creator/{{Zhuangzi}}, was famous for telling parables and inventing {{koan}}s. A few centuries later, Zhuangzi's style got mixed up with Mahayana Buddhist theology to create the school of ''Chán'', known to the West by its Japanese name: Zen.
8th Aug '15 6:12:00 AM megarotic
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* ''Webcomic/NoNeedForBushido'': A webcomic that features a blind Taoist monk who spouts IceCreamKoans on a regular basis. He's also rather {{Badass}}.

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* ''Webcomic/NoNeedForBushido'': A webcomic that features a blind Taoist monk who spouts IceCreamKoans on a regular basis.has an IceCreamKoan for every occasion. He's also rather {{Badass}}.
8th Aug '15 6:09:43 AM megarotic
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* ''Webcomic/NoNeedForBushido'': A webcomic that features a blind Taoist monk who spouts IceCreamKoans on a regular basis. He's also rather {{Badass}}.
29th Dec '14 1:30:40 AM Patachou
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* Music/TheBeatles song "The Inner Light" (written by Music/GeorgeHarrison) has lyrics taken from the 47th chapter of the ''Tao Te Ching''.

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* Music/TheBeatles song "The Inner Light" (written by Music/GeorgeHarrison) Music/GeorgeHarrison and available on ''Music/PastMasters'') has lyrics taken from the 47th chapter of the ''Tao Te Ching''.
29th Dec '14 1:30:01 AM Patachou
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* ''AChineseGhostStory'': One of the main characters is a reclusive Taoist wizard, who at one point has a musical number ''rapping'' about Taoism.

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* ''AChineseGhostStory'': ''Film/AChineseGhostStory'': One of the main characters is a reclusive Taoist wizard, who at one point has a musical number ''rapping'' about Taoism.


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* Music/TheBeatles song "The Inner Light" (written by Music/GeorgeHarrison) has lyrics taken from the 47th chapter of the ''Tao Te Ching''.
20th Nov '14 10:32:03 AM divinetrickster
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Everything in the universe is made up from the flow of two equal, opposite, and interpenetrating forces. Yang is solid and masculine, represented by white in the traditional symbol you often see [[DragonsUpTheYinYang in martial arts movies]]. Yin, the feminine and passive quality, represented by black. When casting the traditional Yijing hexagram, Yang is solid yarrow sticks and Yin is broken sticks. From boundless nothingness (wuji) comes the duality of Yin/Yang, and from the duality comes "ten thousand things" as said in the Tao Te Ching (alternatively, Dao De Jing).

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Everything in the universe is made up from the flow of two equal, opposite, and interpenetrating forces. Yang is solid and masculine, represented by white in the traditional symbol you often see [[DragonsUpTheYinYang in martial arts movies]]. Yin, the feminine and passive quality, represented by black. When casting the traditional Yijing hexagram, Yang is solid yarrow sticks and Yin is broken sticks. From boundless nothingness (wuji) comes the duality of Yin/Yang, and from the duality comes "ten thousand things" as said in the Tao ''Tao Te Ching Ching'' (alternatively, Dao ''Dao De Jing).
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20th Nov '14 10:31:13 AM divinetrickster
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Everything in the universe is made up from the flow of two equal, opposite, and interpenetrating forces. Yang is solid and masculine, represented by white in the traditional symbol you often see [[DragonsUpTheYinYang in martial arts movies]]. Yin, the feminine and passive quality, represented by black. When casting the traditional Yijing hexagram, Yang is solid yarrow sticks and Yin is broken sticks. From boundless nothingness (wuji) comes the duality of Yin/Yang, and from the duality comes "ten thousand things" as said in the Tao Te Ching.

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Everything in the universe is made up from the flow of two equal, opposite, and interpenetrating forces. Yang is solid and masculine, represented by white in the traditional symbol you often see [[DragonsUpTheYinYang in martial arts movies]]. Yin, the feminine and passive quality, represented by black. When casting the traditional Yijing hexagram, Yang is solid yarrow sticks and Yin is broken sticks. From boundless nothingness (wuji) comes the duality of Yin/Yang, and from the duality comes "ten thousand things" as said in the Tao Te Ching.
Ching (alternatively, Dao De Jing).



The foundational text of Taoism is the ''Tao De Ching'' written by {{Laozi}}. Traditionally, it's been said he was a contemporary of Creator/{{Confucius}}'s; modern research seems to indicate that either he lived in the Warring States Period (4th Century BCE) or he never existed. (So if he never existed, who would have written it? A compilation of various authors' works is the theory.)

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The foundational text of Taoism is the ''Tao De Te Ching'' written by {{Laozi}}. Traditionally, it's been said he was a contemporary of Creator/{{Confucius}}'s; modern research seems to indicate that either he lived in the Warring States Period (4th Century BCE) or he never existed. (So if he never existed, who would have written it? A compilation of various authors' works is the theory.)
9th Jun '14 5:47:04 AM Mellifera
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Offered for your edification is [[http://academic.brooklyn.cuny.edu/core9/phalsall/texts/taote-v3.html one of many translations]] of the ''Tao Te Ching''. Other important texts include the Zhuangzi, which is best known in the west for the story about being a man-dreaming butterfly, or a butterfly-dreaming man.

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Offered for your edification is [[http://academic.[[http://acc6.its.brooklyn.cuny.edu/core9/phalsall/texts/taote-v3.edu/~phalsall/texts/taote-v3.html one of many translations]] of the ''Tao Te Ching''. Other important texts include the Zhuangzi, which is best known in the west for the story about being a man-dreaming butterfly, or a butterfly-dreaming man.
13th Dec '13 7:58:31 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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The foundational text of Taoism is the ''Tao De Ching'' written by {{Laozi}}. Traditionally, it's been said he was a contemporary of {{Confucius}}'s; modern research seems to indicate that either he lived in the Warring States Period (4th Century BCE) or he never existed. (So if he never existed, who would have written it? A compilation of various authors' works is the theory.)

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The foundational text of Taoism is the ''Tao De Ching'' written by {{Laozi}}. Traditionally, it's been said he was a contemporary of {{Confucius}}'s; Creator/{{Confucius}}'s; modern research seems to indicate that either he lived in the Warring States Period (4th Century BCE) or he never existed. (So if he never existed, who would have written it? A compilation of various authors' works is the theory.)



Of the traditional Chinese religions, Taoism has substantially higher appeal in the West than {{Confucianism}}, if only because the latter is so concerned with politeness and filial piety, whereas Taoism actually has things to say about spiritual matters. Possibly the most notable non-Chinese Taoist is UrsulaKLeGuin, who inserts Taoist themes into her works and has written a commentary about the Tao Te Ching.

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Of the traditional Chinese religions, Taoism has substantially higher appeal in the West than {{Confucianism}}, [[Creator/{{Confucius}} Confucianism]], if only because the latter is so concerned with politeness and filial piety, whereas Taoism actually has things to say about spiritual matters. Possibly the most notable non-Chinese Taoist is UrsulaKLeGuin, who inserts Taoist themes into her works and has written a commentary about the Tao Te Ching.
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