A later disciple of Lao-Tzu who wrote some 33 books
which helped popularize Taoism.
Chinese sage and philosopher who founded Taoism.
Tao Te King:
Literally translated, “The Way and Its Power.” This small book, supposedly
written by Lao-Tzu, is the sacred scripture of Taoism. The work advocates
enduring the hardships of the world through noninvolvement, thereby giving
the individual a better chance for survival. Sometimes called Lao-Tzu,
after its supposed author.
“dow,” literally, the “Way” or “Path.” The Tao is the inexpressible way of
ultimate reality by which one should order his life.
Wu Wei: The
concept of inaction, taught in the Tao Te King.
By practicing Wu Wei, one can get his life in harmony with the Tao and
live as he is meant to live.
Yin and Yang:
Yin and Yang represent elements in the universe that are contrary to each
other, such as life and death, light and darkness, good and evil. Yang
(pronounced “yawn”) represents the positive, warm, light, or dry elements,
as on the sunny side of a mountain. Yin represents the negative, cold,
dark, or moist elements, as on the shady side of a mountain.