Taoism Religion in Chinese Culture

Three Most Supreme Immortals of the Taoism Religion — San Qing

Three Most Supreme Immortals of the Taoism Religion — San Qing

 
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What is Taoism or Daoism Religion?

Taoism Religion, also named Daoism Religion or Daojiao, is a Chinese religion that evolved out of the Taoism Philosophy and ancient Chinese Mythology.

 

It respects Lao Zi (or Lao Tzu) as the saint and deity, and his masterpiece Dao De Jing (or Tao Te Ching) as an essential classic.

It consists of a complete system of magical forces and deities, as well as a series of outstanding scientific achievements.

Taoism Religion is the most mysterious and secular religion in traditional culture, which sounds far away but has indeed integrated into and deeply influenced Chinese people’s daily lives for thousands of years. 

Silk Manuscript of Dao De Jing (Tao Te Ching), Unearthed From Tomb of Prime Minister Li Cang (? — 185 BC)

Silk Manuscript of Dao De Jing (Tao Te Ching), Unearthed From Tomb of Prime Minister Li Cang (? — 185 BC) — Mawangdui Museum of Hunan Province

 
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Ultimate Purpose — Pursuing the Dao

Taoist believers dedicate their lives to understanding the Dao or Tao, the law of nature, and the rule of the universe. 

​Having apotheosized the Taoism Philosophy and based on ancient Chinese Mythology, an entire immortal system is constructed.

Moreover, in Taoism Religion, all human beings have the opportunity to become immortals, man or woman, noble or humble.

Therefore, the main purposes of Taoist priests are to pursue the Dao in the current world, and hopefully to become immortals through cultivation.

Chinese Character "Dao" Written by Emperor Li Longji (685 — 762)

Chinese Character "Dao" Written by Emperor Li Longji (685 — 762)

 
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