Taoism And Confucianism

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Taoism is an indigenous chinese religion and a philosophy which has roots from ancient shamanism. It has lived through centuries in China as a religion aside Confucianism and Buddhism and as a philosophy aside Confucianism. As a philosophy it is mainly the opposite of Confucianism, because Confucianism praised laws and order but Taoism is more about people having minimal restrictions in order to live happily. The Taoist religion was created from the Taoist philosophy and as a philosophy and religion it has had a huge influence in China and in eastern Asia. Although, as a religion it would outline all the seven dimensions it is debatable if it is more of a philosophy. Taoism’s open-mindedness has kept it almost original and unchanged
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It represents the primary Taoist principles and it is meant to represent the polar opposites and that in order to achieve harmony the opposites need to be balanced. Talismans are used within Taoism with the thought of bringing good luck or to remove evil spirits. Art is also present within Taoism, such as in paintings drawings, sculptures, palaces and temples. The paintings and drawings have the goal to portray the balance and harmony within nature. Palaces and temples in another hand were built-in according to the yin and yang symbol so there would be balanced in the layout and construction. The sculptures are mainly about the gods and goddesses or other historical figures within Taoism, such as Laozi. The yin and yang symbol is considered to be the primary symbol which core idea is balancing polar opposites, which is in this case shown in Taoist…show more content…
The key experience, which should be the main goal, in Taoism is the idea of tao "the way" and developing as a person to become more in touch and in control of one’s own emotions. Emotionally the beliefs in Taoism are strongly rooted in compassion, virtue and meditation to provide different emotions. The three jewels of Taoism are meant to be the virtues of Taoism; compassion, frugality, humility. Compassion is the feeling of great sympathy and sorrow for someone who is stricken by misfortune. Virtue in the other hand being the moral excellence, goodness and righteousness. The purposes of rituals and meditation is to give experience for a person 's soul in order to develop and control their own
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