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Taoism (also spelled Daoism) is based on the teachings of the Tao Te Ching,

a short tract written in the 6th century BC in China.

Its emphasis on spiritual harmony within the individual complements

Confucianism's focus on social duty.

Today, there are 20 million Taoists worldwide, most of whom live in China,

Taiwan or Southeast Asia.

Taoism is also increasingly influential in the West, especially in the field of

alternative medicine and in martial arts like Tai Chi.

There are two main strands and schools within Taoism, 

but the former generally focuses on the writings of Lao-Tzu, Chuang-Tzu

and other early mystics while the latter emphasizes religious rituals

aimed at attaining immortality.

date founded: c. 550 BCE place founded: China - founder: Lao-Tze
adherents: 20 million specifically Taoist - 225 million adherents of Chinese religion
main location: China sacred texts: Tao Te Ching, Chuang-Tzu
original language: Chinese - spiritual leader: Sage
house of worship: Temple - Pantheism - ultimate reality: The Tao
human nature: Born in a state of purity,

imperfect but capable of seeking the Tao and doing good

purpose of life: Inner harmony and peace; longevity.
how to live: In accordance with the Tao

afterlife: Revert back to state of non-being - symbols: Yin-Yang


Yin and Yang, in Taoism.


In Asian philosophy and Chinese philosophy, the concept of yin yang 

which is often referred to in the West as "yin and yang", literally meaning

"dark and light", is used to describe how polar opposites or seemingly contrary

forces are interconnected and interdependent in the natural world, and how

they give rise to each other in turn.


Opposites thus only exist in relation to each other.

Many natural dualities—e.g. dark and light, female and male, low and high,

cold and hot, water and fire, earth and air—are thought of as manifestations

of yin and yang (respectively).


Yin yang are not opposing forces (dualities), but complementary opposites,

unseen (hidden, feminine) and seen (manifest, masculine), that interact

within a greater whole, as part of a dynamic system.


Everything has both yin and yang aspects as light cannot exist without darkness

and vice-versa, but either of these aspects may manifest more strongly in

particular objects, and may ebb or flow over time.


Yin is female and yang is male. They fit together as two parts of a whole.

The male principle was equated with the sun: active, bright, and shining;

the female principle corresponds to the moon: passive, shaded, and reflective.


Male toughness was balanced by female gentleness, male action and

initiative by female endurance and need for completion.


Roots, and Wings, and Yin, and Yang.


roots and wings all originate from yin.
roots connect you to more yin,
wings connect you with more yang.
wings look for emptiness, roots look for substance.

they are opposites, but merely appendages
that enhance each other in their differences,
magnifying the difference, thru finding the extremes.

roots seek existence, and attachment,
wings seek emptiness, and freedom
but emptiness is also connected, invisible, intangible,
unsenseable conciousness connected,
exploring this emptiness, wings find that emptyness
is not a disconnection at all, but a different kind of connectedness
roots connect to all of existence, and thru this connection,
move without moving, by the invisible flow of nothingness
that exists inside of all existence, extending thru it, continuous,
passing thru existence and nonexistence,
it is continuous medium throughout.

knowing this, there is no need for roots, or wings,
for there is nowhere to go, there is no "where",
and there is nowhere that is not "here", connected, right now.

finally, understanding this, we have no need, either for roots, or wings.
we become what we are, nothingness inside existence.



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