World Religon; Taoism
Aleshia smith & Emma castro
Taoism is the belief system of the "Tao" which means "the way" or "the road" ,the way to peace to have good and evil balanced . The "Tao" is the source of all life ad is impossible to truly specify. The Taoist believe that to fallow the "Tao" they need to give up all selfish needs to be at peace with everything .
The people who fallow Taoism most likely do because they can be at peace with themselves ,with everything really they let go of all selfish needs they accept things but also try to fix them. Though it is a great philosophy ,that can give you a way to be at peace of mind.
Men may commit monstrous acts,
But they are Not monsters.
They are human
As are we.
What exists within them,
Exists within us too.
This is why they are dismissed as 'evil':
To distance Us from Them.
This must be understood,
Before They are understood.
Punishment alone does not prevent.
Understanding must come first.
This poem explains how the belief of Taoism accepts thing for how they are , it explains how they don't judge others .I choose this poem be cause it also explains the evil part of harmony . because the Taoist believe in the balance of good and evil it says that their is evil in all of us ,but the belief system of Taoism accepts that
This is a picture of the Eight immortals. The Eight immortals are a group of legendary immortals. Each immortals power can be transferred into a power tool that can lift and or destroy Evil. Together, these eight tools are called the ''Covert Eight immortals''. Most of them are said to have been born in the Tang They are revered by the Taoists and are also a popular element in the secular Chinese culture.They are said to live on a group of five islands in the Bohai Sea, which includes Pengali Mountain- island. The Immortals are:
Refining the Spirit
Enters one’s heart one day.
Be as careful as if you were holding a full vessel,
Be as gentle as if you were caressing an infant.
The gate of earth should be shut tight,
The portals of heaven should be first opened.
Wash the yellow sprouts clean,
And atop the mountain is thunder shaking the earth.