When we talk about Taoism, we all think of Taoist priests in Taoist robes and chanting Taoist names. In fact, Taoism is not equal to Taoist. Today, Taoism includes philosophy, folk belief, folk witchcraft, etc. It is a collection of thoughts of the Chinese nation. The origin of Taoism can be traced back to the ancient times. It has been nearly ten thousand years since its inception.
What is the Taoism Culture
At the end of the Eastern Han Dynasty, Taoism came into being on the basis of the thoughts of Huang and Lao Taoists. That is to say, Taoism is included in the Taoist system. Taoism is a fairly broad term, not a specific concept. Taoism includes Taoism philosophy, Taoism, folk belief (immortal), cultivation and folk custom. Lao Tzu, is the representative the Taoist philosophy, sets the wisdom of ancient sages and sages, sums up the essence of ancient Taoism and forms the moral theory of inaction. It indicates that the Taoist thought has been formally formed. From then on, it has become the most precious art of governing the country and the family.
Taoism, as we all know, is a native religion which called Fangxian, originated in the spring and autumn and Warring States period of ancient China, is a polytheism original religious form that worships many gods. Its main purpose is to pursue immortality, gain immortality and save the world. It plays an important role in traditional culture and develops actively in the modern world. Taoism has been one of the hundred schools of thought since the Warring States period. Taoism deified the moral philosophers. It was not until the late Han Dynasty that a religious order came into being. Taoism took "Tao" as its highest belief and believed that "Tao" was the origin of all things. In traditional Chinese culture, Taoism, together with Confucianism and Buddhism, is a dominant theory and method to practice and become immortals.
Folk belief is mainly the development of witchcraft in ancient times. For example, the five immortal beliefs are within the immortal family system. When it comes to witchcraft, most people may feel superstitious. In fact, many of them are similar to Taoist doctors and belong to a folk style of Zhuyou. It is also very effective to cure the disease and save people. Many Taoist family members are reluctant to accept the immortal family as a lineage, but they can't change it. The immortal family is a fact in Taoist culture.
In the Taoist system, only Taoists members can cultivate and practice. Before the establishment of Taoism, the practic Taoism had been very common. For example, playing Taoist health care, Taoist Tuina, Taoist Qigong, Taoist Neidan and so on. Today, there are many people who are practicing Buddhism and pursuing a free and easy life. When it comes to cultivation, we need to talk about practic Taoism. When it comes to practic Taoism, I think a lot of people think it's taking pills. In fact, it's called external pill when swallowing pills. Internal alchemy is to cultivate oneself. Just like Qigong, it can make the body reach a congenital state, and then there are many special functions. The main purpose is to strengthen the body, but also to cultivate immortals for the purpose. Among them, there are people who practice Taoism, ordinary people and hermits who understand Taoism in the deep mountains.
Folklore, in fact, Taoism has passed down to now, a lot of ideas have been deeply rooted in the hearts of the people. Some folk customs reveal the shadow of Taoist culture.