Another practice is Feng Shui which is the study of creating elements that are aligned with the natural flow of the universe. Lao-Tzu was a Chinese philosopher and he founded the system of Daoism. Daoist follow Dao through WuWei which is complete detachment from competition and activism and choosing to live in harmony with nature instead. The use this philosophy instead of having any government or empires, they just have small self sufficient communities. In the life after death if immortality is not attained then the Tao will continue to evolve and manifest into different forms.
Lao Tzu, who founded Taoism, understood chaos and order differently. Confucianism and Taoism are considered the two sizes to the Chinese philosophical coin. (Novak) Lao Tzu believed that avoiding confrontation and going with the flow is the key to the perfect society. For example, this exert from the text. "Life is a series of natural changes.
The Influence of Confucianism, Legalism, and Buddhism on Chinese Empires and Society The history of the ancient China is filled with explorations and reforms of the most suitable, effective, and adaptable state ideology for different empires and the society ruled. Up till Tang dynasty, since the early emperors themselves had little idea what would be ideal and what would not, different ideologies were endorsed in a much experimental way, among which three major ideologies played important roles in shaping the Chinese empires that advocated them and affecting the values and behaviors of the society under the rule of these empires. These three ideologies are Legalism, Confucianism, and Buddhism, and were adopted by Qin, Han, and Tang dynasty
Unlike Confucianism, the Daoists think it is futile to sit and idle about things that don’t offer any solution. Instead, they dedicated their time to reflect and try to understand the natural principles. The Daoists believed that this will bring harmony to society and would end to concern on things they can’t understand or control. Laozi founded Daoism during the sixth century according to Chinese tradition. The basic beliefs and composition of Daoism are compiled in a book known as Daodejing (Classic of the Way and of Virtue).
Laozi is teaching us to look at things from a different perspective and appreciate the balance of yin and yang. Similar to Confucius, Laozi also sought out a solution to create harmony in a world full of chaos and fragmentation. But Laozi found the solution through Daosim. The three ideas, the Dao, wuwei and yin and yang, are three key concepts in Daoism that leads to the harmony that Laozi strived for. These ideas, although created hundreds of years ago, still deeply influence Chinese thinking and culture
Lao-Tzu (606-530 B.C.) is the Founder of Daoism and writer of the holy book “Tao Te Ching”. Daoism is the native organized religion of traditional China, which sometime known as “Taoism”. This philosophy is principally associated with the notion of “Dao” or “Way”, and encompasses ideas of naturalness and ease, nonaction and going along with the flow. The word Dao (also spelled Tao) originally meant road or way, Dao is the ineffable way of life, pattern of the world, source of all that is (and is not); from the one came the two (yin – yang shown in Figure 2) and from the two came, the 10,000 things (wan or “everything”).
Trade relations were also under the rules of the tribute system. Any state wanting relations with China had to engage in the tribute system, and had to follow mandates made by China. Hierarchy was of utmost importance, and status was derived not from brute power but from the extent of cultural acceptance or assimilation of Chinese ideas and principles. It was unchallenged that China was always the top player and none was equal to it. Hierarchy also dictated the rights and benefits of the tributary, with those higher receiving essentially better treatment and more perks than those below them.
The texts Dao De Jing by Laozi written and the Zhuangzi by Chuang Tzu both written between the 4th-3rd Century B.C. both give perspectives of Daoism in different themes. Dao De Jing presents Daoism in a beautiful and mysterious, while the Zhuangzi presents Daoism with anecdotes and paradoxes. In the Dao De Jing, fundamental Daoism believes are beautifully interpreted in mysterious ways. Segment one explains how Dao cannot be explained or named, if so then it is not Dao.
Also there is to set a good example. Another thing the text said was “ Those with authority, such as a ruler, father, husband, and older siblings must set a good example for the young. Second, is Daoism was founded by Laozi who lived in the late 500’s B.C.E. He made Daoism for peace. He made peace among people.
Hinton 1 Kameron Hinton Michael Ruddon 19 February 2018 Ancient China religion, gods, and government In ancient China religion was very important. The three-main types of religion were Taoism, Confucianism, and Buddhism. Taoism was founded during the Zhou dynasty. It was founded in the 6th century and was founded by Lao-Tzu. This religion believes that every living thing should have a force going through them.