is a philosophical, ethical, political and religious tradition of Chinese origin that emphasizes living in harmony with the _
_understanding or intuitive knowing of “life” or present awareness that of which can not be grasped full heartedly as just a concept but known nonetheless.
_ is both the source of, and the force behind, everything that exists.
The “way” becomes clear when one is in constant mediation with all thoughts being subconsciously regulated outside the state of mental stillness, although emotions will drive thoughts they remain an absolute choice.
While Taoism drew its cosmological notions from the tenets of the School of Yin Yang, the Tao Te Ching, a compact and ambiguous book containing teachings attributed to Laozi, is widely considered its keystone work. Together with the writings of Zhuangzi, these two texts build the philosophical foundation of Taoism deriving from the 8 Hexagrams of Fu Xi in the 2700s BCE in China.
Taoist propriety and ethics may vary depending on the particular school, but in general they tend to emphasize_
_wu-wei (action through non-action)
Wu Xing 五行 =
are actually not so much fixed forms as much as dynamic, interacting forces. Thus they are often called the Five Agents, Five Activities or the Five Phases. They are also know as the Five Powers.
Is a fivefold conceptual scheme that many traditional Chinese fields used to explain a wide array of phenomena, from cosmic cycles to the interaction between internal organs, and from the succession of political regimes to the properties of medicinal.
Tai_ji_ 太极 =
the “great pole”, or “extreme polarity,” represented as Heaven and Earth as diagrammed above. The Tai Ji represents the division of things into Yin Qi and Yang Qi , movement and stillness, up and down, right and left, etc.
Qi _ 氣 =
is an active principle forming part of any living thing_natural energy_life force_energy flow
Zhen_Ren_ 真人 =
_true or genuine person_is a Chinese term that first appeared in the Zhuangzi meaning “Daoist spiritual master”, roughly translatable as “Perfected Person”. Religious Daoism mythologized zhenren to rank above xian “transcendent; immortal” in the celestial hierarchy, while Chinese Buddhism used it to translate arhat “enlightened one”.
The common Chinese word zhen 真 “true; real; authentic” is linguistically unusual. It was originally written with an ideogram (one of the rarest types in Chinese character classification) depicting “spiritual transformation”. It originated in the Daoist Dao De Jing and does not appear in the early Confucian classics.
Wuji_ 無極 =
_without ridgepole_no limit_originally meant “ultimateless; boundless; infinite”_The hun-tun_a state of chaos in that is undivided, whole, a state where everything is mixed together_the “One”