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Taoism (also called Daoism) is a philosophical, ethical or religious tradition of Chinese origin that emphasizes living in harmony with the Tao (also romanized as Dao). The term Tao means "way", "path", or "principle", and can also be found in Chinese philosophies and religions other than Taoism. In Taoism, however, Tao denotes something that is both the source of, and the force behind, everything that exists. Taoism is practiced as a religion in various Asian communities. Its theology is not theist (even though some communities do worship Laozi as the attributed founder of the religious doctrine), and has more affinities with pantheistic traditions given its philosophical emphasis on the formlessness of the Tao.

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1. philosophical system developed by of Lao-tzu and Chuang-tzu advocating a simple honest life and noninterference with the course of natural events
(synonym) Taoism
(hypernym) philosophical doctrine, philosophical theory
(part-meronym) Tao
(class) Tao

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qian1 li3 zhi1 xing2 shi3 yu2 zu2 xia4
A journey of a thousand li starts right under one's feet.
A journey of a thousand miles starts with one single step. This is a quote from the 64:th song of Lao Ze's book "Dao De Jing".

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