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Unformatted text preview: Andrew Moy RELIG 355X Daoism Daoism is a complex religion not through practice, but understanding. Its not difficult to practice, but through understanding you can come to many conclusions. This Chinese religion was a product of Lao-Tzus ideas and aspirations, with the help of Zhuang Zi. The even more difficult concept to grasp, is that there is no true record that either ever lived. Even with that into consideration, real or not, these two men are by far the most influential and important people in this religion, and in its development. Lao-Tzu (no record he lived) is thought to have been born in the Chu kingdom, a large state in southern China. Because of the lack of records on his actual life, there are a lot of stories describing him, his teachings, and his followers. Some have said that he was an older contemporary of Confucius, and that Confucius went to him for advice. Other popular legends say that he was conceived when his mother gazed upon a falling star, stayed in the womb for 62...
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This note was uploaded on 09/05/2011 for the course RELIG 355X taught by Professor Chang during the Fall '10 term at Iowa State.
- Fall '10