Confucianism Vs. Taoism

Differences of Confucianism & Taoism





Taoism:Founded by Lao Tzu

Confucianism:Founded by Kong Qui

Taoism:Goal is to be one with nature

Confucianism:Goal is to have a structured society

Taoism:Humans should follow the Tao(The Way)

Confucianism:Humans should respect their superiors

Taoism:Believes soul lives on in the afterlife

Confucianism:Are respected by ancestors after death

Taoism:Believes in multiple deities

Confucianism:Believes in one god

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Kong Qui (Confucious)

Founder of Confucianism

Lao Tzu

Founder of Taoism
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Similarities of Confucianism & Taoism

  • Both follow the Buddha
  • Both originated around the same time period
  • Both spoke the same original languages (Mandarin & Cantonese)
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