The meaning of “Si-En” is „four-grace”. They are, the grace given by Heaven and Earth, the grace given by the Emperor, the grace given by one’s parents, and the grace given by one’s teacher. TheseRead more
Author: 大道君Da Dao Jun
What is “Wan-Fa-Zong-Tan”?
“Wan-Fa-Zong-Tan” literally means the “altar of ten thousand might”. There are four major Taoist altars; they are the Zheng-Yi Altar in Long-Hu mountain of Jiangxi Province, Shang-Qing Altar in Mao-Shan Mountain, Ling-Bao Altar in Ge-ZhaoRead more
What is the ritual of “Zhai-Jiao”?
“Zhai” means vegetarian meal, and “Jiao” means offering and prayer.Read more
Why do Taoists perform morning and evening prayers everyday?
“Morning and Evening Classics” are two important Taoist scriptures which record the principles of Taoism and the rules of conduct for all Taoists. All Taoists must follow the guidance of these two classics in orderRead more
What is the philosophical basis for Taoism?
Taoist philosophy has its roots in “Yi-Jing”. “Yi-Jing” is a Chinese classic, it states “Wu-Ji” (Nothingness) gives rise to “Tai-Ji” (Unity); “Tai-Ji” gives rise to “Liang-Yi” or Dual equilibrium; “Liang-Yi” gives rise to “Si-Xiang” orRead more
What is “Ji-Shi-Li-Wu” and “Qi-Tong-Ci-Ai”?
“Ji-Shi-Li-Wu” means philanthropy or helping the world. “Qi-Tong-Ci-Ai” means universal love. These are the two things all Taoists must do.Read more
What do the concepts “Xian-Dao-Gui-Sheng” and “Wu-Liang-Du-Ren” mean?
“Xian-Dao-Gui-Sheng” means Tao deems all lives precious. Taoism is about eternal life, and believes all lives can achieve eternity. Therefore, all lives are precious and should be respected. Taoism is against killing and suicide.Read more
How does Daoism explain the concept of “Tian-Ren-Gan-Ying”?
“Tian” is the word for sky or Heaven, “Ren” the word for man, and “Gang-Ying” the word for induction. Taoism believes that the Tao of Heaven, the Tao of Nature and the Tao of MankindRead more
Why does Daoism promote the concept of “Qing-Jing”?
“Qing” indicates “purity and cleanliness” and “Jing” means “silence and tranquility”. Taoism believes “Qing-Jing” is the basis for Dao. Only in the state of “Qing-Jing” Dao will come to dwell. The concept of “Qing-Jing” hasRead more
Why does Taoism promote the concept of “Wu-Wei”?
The concept of Wu-Wei, literally “non-doing” or “not for any purpose”, came from “Dao De Jing” where it says “Therefore the Master acts without doing anything, and teaches without saying anything”, and “Practice not-doing, andRead more