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 (dou′ĭz′əm, tou′-) also Dao·ism (dou′-)
A principal philosophy and system of religion of China that is based on writings attributed to Lao Tzu, Chuang Tzu, and others, and advocates conforming one's behavior and thought to the Tao.

Tao′ist n.
Tao·is′tic adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Taoist - an adherent of any branch of TaoismTaoist - an adherent of any branch of Taoism
Taoism - religion adhering to the teaching of Lao-tzu
Taoism - a Chinese sect claiming to follow the teaching of Lao-tzu but incorporating pantheism and sorcery in addition to Taoism
adherent, disciple - someone who believes and helps to spread the doctrine of another
Adj.1.Taoist - of or relating to the popular Chinese religious system based on the teachings of Lao-tzu but including a pantheon of gods along with divination and magic; "Taoist temples"
2.Taoist - of or relating to the philosophical system developed by Lao-tzu and Chuang-tzu advocating a simple honest life
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Yet there has always been this essential difference between them, that while the Buddhist regards the senses as windows looking out upon unreality and mirage, to the Taoist they are doors through which the freed soul rushes to mingle with the colours and tones and contours of the universe.
How different is this meeting of beauty and Buddhism from the meeting of Ssu-K`ung T`u, the great Taoist poet, with an unknown girl!
From the first moment of life, the result of passionate love and desire, there is nought but the bodily form transitional as the lightning flash." Yet apart from all transitory passions and the ephemeral results of mortal love, the song of the Taoist lover soars unstained, untrammelled.
The director is Zhu Yu who is a devout Taoist. She says that she has consulted with a deity, Master Changchun, who advised that she should carry on her path and not withdraw her film from the awards ceremony.
As the award-winning hotel celebrates the New Year with its guests, this year's festivities commenced on February 5, 2019, with the guidance of Feng Shui Master Chau Kam Shing, who led the Taoist Ritual Blessing Ceremony.
The Taoist "Nine Emperor Gods" event held on the holiday island of Phuket, began October 9 and coincides with observances of Chinese communities across the region who refrain from meat and other indulgences such as drinking and gambling.
Tan Chaw Hui's essay (chapter 5) on Loong Thow Ngam [phrase omitted] examines yet another Quanzhen Taoist cave temple.
Texts for other major religions are available online in China: The Taoist classic the Daodejing is for sale on JD, Taobao, and Amazon, and Buddhist sutras are available commercially.
According to the document, there are around 222,000 Buddhist clerical personnel and over 40,000 Taoist clerical personnel.
He explains that the term Chinese popular religion refers to the complex of Chinese beliefs and practices involving the worship of ancestors, deities, and ghosts, in contrast to Buddhism and Taoist religion.
The human-faced bird appears in Buddhist and Taoist mythology and is believed to link the sky and the earth and bring perennial youth and long life to humans.