8A OUTLINE

8A OUTLINE - Celestial Master Daoism Early history of the...

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Early history of the movement 2 nd c. C.E. Eastern Han dynasty weakening 142 C.E. The divine Laozi reveals the “Way of Orthodox Unity” to Zhang Ling on a mountain in Shu (modern Sichuan, west of Chengdu) 184 C.E. Large movements in north/east and in west; north/east movement, Yellow Turban rebellion, is crushed, but the western one survives in Shu 184-215 C.E. Early Celestial Master communities thrive in Shu and Hanzhong 215 C.E. Leader of C.M.s reaches agreement with Cao Cao, who’s about to found a new dynasty to succeed the Han; CM parishioners now dispersed across northern China 220 C.E. End of Han; beginning of Wei dynasty (founded by Cao clan) 316 C.E. First major penetration of CM into the southeast, with mass southward migrations spurred by non-Han invasions in the north Basic teachings, lifestyle, and values Examples from the 180 Precepts Spoken by Lord Lao (SCT 395-96) You should not eat off gold or silverware. You should not covet or begrudge wealth.
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