Simple Definition of Taoism
: a Chinese philosophy based on the writings of Lao-tzu that stresses living simply and honestly and in harmony with nature
Full Definition of Taoism
1 : a Chinese mystical philosophy traditionally founded by Lao-tzu in the sixth century b.c. that teaches conformity to the Tao by unassertive action and simplicity
2 : a religion developed from Taoist philosophy and folk and Buddhist religion and concerned with obtaining long life and good fortune often by magical means
Variants of taoism
Origin of taoism
First Known Use: 1838
Rhymes with taoism
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