Taoism

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Taoism philosophical system developed by Lao-tzu and Chuang-tzu advocating a simple honest life and noninterference with the course of natural events
    • n Taoism popular Chinese philosophical system based in teachings of Lao-tzu but characterized by a pantheism of many gods and the practices of alchemy and divination and magic
    • n Taoism religion adhering to the teaching of Lao-tzu
    • n Taoism a Chinese sect claiming to follow the teaching of Lao-tzu but incorporating pantheism and sorcery in addition to Taoism
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Taoism One of the popular religions of China, sanctioned by the state.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Taoism The doctrine of Laotsze, an ancient Chinese philosopher (about 500 b. c.), as laid down by him in the Tao-teking. It is generally reckoned as one of the three religions of China.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Taoism tä′ō-izm or tow′izm the religious system founded by the Chinese philosopher Lâo-tsze (born 604 B.C.), set forth in the Tâo Teh King
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Usage

In literature:

Teaism was Taoism in disguise.
"The Book of Tea" by Kakuzo Okakura
With this was another religion called Taoism.
"The Black-Bearded Barbarian (George Leslie Mackay)" by Mary Esther Miller MacGregor, AKA Marion Keith
For many centuries Buddhism and Taoism were in bitter antagonism.
"The Civilization Of China" by Herbert A. Giles
Taoism, as well as Buddhism, has its Seen jin.
"Record of Buddhistic Kingdoms" by Fa-Hsien
TAOISM, the religious system of LAOTZE (q. v.).
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
The oldest known Chinese sage is Lao-Tze, the founder of Taoism.
"The Problem of China" by Bertrand Russell
The struggle of sober reason against superstition or imaginative invention was largely a struggle of Confucianism against Taoism.
"Myths and Legends of China" by E. T. C. Werner
The common people, however, found that Taoism was more satisfying.
"The Religions of Japan" by William Elliot Griffis
There is probably something similar in Taoism.
"Hinduism And Buddhism, Volume II. (of 3)" by Charles Eliot
Their temples are smaller than those of the Buddhists, for Taoism is less prosperous than Buddhism.
"Hinduism and Buddhism, An Historical Sketch, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Charles Eliot
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In news:

Taoism brings a key asset, says Kjorven: its 5,000-year tradition of emphasizing alignment with nature and "environmental stewardship as a sacred duty".
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