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  • adj. Relating to Taoism.
  • n. A follower of Taoism, the teachings of Lao Tzu.


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  • All very interesting, but a true Taoist is flexible - can you bend like the reed in the wind?

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  • Once Tsunayoshi had become shogun, he attempted to infuse the spirit of Buddhist compassion and the idea of Taoist charity and benevolence into the people.

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  • Last but not least, ‘fill their bellies’ also refers to Taoist breathing regimens, whereby the breath is pushed deep down into the abdomen with diaphragmic pressure, a technique that requires adepts to ‘empty their minds’ in order to concentrate on ‘filling their bellies’ with breath.

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  • They're all given the unmistakable Lanois treatment in the mix which could be accurately described as Taoist: I have no idea how he does it, but he consistently conveys a sense of emptiness and overflowing immensity all at once.

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  • Chang Daoling started the first "Taoist" organized religion.

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  • "Zero violence ... has been the basis of the Best Party and non-resistance and that's a kind of Taoist method," says Gnarr. - Home Page

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  • In September, he met the female Taoist "Xiao Xiao."

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  • Then he took her into the city and bought her a purple Taoist robe.

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  • Personally, I find my world view to be much more compatible with both modern science and the Quaker/Taoist/Zen Buddhist tradition which I have "practiced" for most of my life (we keep practicing, hoping we will eventually get it right).

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