the philosophical system evolved by Lao-tzu and Chuang-tzu, advocating a life of complete simplicity and naturalness and of noninterference with the course of natural events, in order to attain a happy existence in harmony with the Tao.
Also called Hsüan Chiao. a popular Chinese religion, originating in the doctrines of Lao-tzu but later highly eclectic in nature and characterized by a pantheon of many gods and by the practice of alchemy, divination, and magic.
the philosophy of Lao Zi that advocates a simple honest life and noninterference with the course of natural events
a popular Chinese system of religion and philosophy claiming to be teachings of Lao Zi but also incorporating pantheism and sorcery
A religion native to China. Its adherents attempt to live according to the Tao — the “Way,” which they believe governs the universe.
noun 1. (NZ) treasure; anything highly prized
noun 1. a resort commune in Messina, in E Sicily, Italy: Roman remains.
noun, plural Taos for 2. 1. a Tanoan language spoken in two villages in New Mexico. 2. a member of an American Indian people occupying a pueblo in New Mexico. 3. a town in N New Mexico: resort; art colony. noun, (sometimes lowercase) 1. (in philosophical Taoism) that in virtue of which all things happen […]
[dou de jing] /ˈdaʊ dɛ ˈdʒɪŋ/ noun 1. the philosophical book in verse supposedly written by Lao-tzu.