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What are the teachings of Taoism?

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October 05, 2016 10:38AM

Taoists teach that Tao is the force that existed before all other things. Tao literally means "the way". Taoists teach that a person should leave things alone and let nature take its course through wu wei or "not doing". In addition a person should not try an manipulate others' thoughts but instead they should be allowed to find their own way based on their faith in the Tao. Also Taoists are encouraged to take care of their physical health and longevity so that they can be in harmony with Tao.

Tao means inaction. Its main themes are intuition, simplicity, spontaneity and the way of nature which have seen China living in peace and harmony with the nature.