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DSST World Religions

Lao-tzu Taoism (Daoism), an ancient Chinese philosophy, is based on his writings
The Way Due to its focus on harmony & the proper way to live, Taoism is often referred to as this
Pu “uncarved block” or the state of mental unity which places the Taoist into alignment with the Tao
Yin-Yang The idea that opposites are needed in order for harmony & balance to exist
Taoism (Daoism) This religion is based on living simply and honestly in harmony with nature
Tao Te Ching the Taoist texts
wu wei Active inaction, the idea that one should never overreact or over-plan; all actions should come naturally
First Principle Sometimes translated as “oneness,” it states everything in nature is all part of the same whole
Shintoism traditional Japanese religion which means “Way of the Spirit”
Kami in Shintoism, spirits that are concerned with human beings and if treated properly will intervene in our lives
Inari one of the most well-known Kami who is the god of rice and is related with general prosperity
Amaterasu the first emperor and highest Shinto priest from which all Japanese emperors are believed to have descended
Japanese Kojiiki and Nihongi were the first records of stories and beliefs of these ancient people who practice Shintoism
Ch’i the flow of universal energy throughout the whole of creation
t’ai ch’I stylized series of exercises practiced to harmonize the yin and yang forces in the human body
feng shui the positioning of buildings or objects in the home or other places in a particular way that will be in harmony with the Earth’s natural energy or Ch’i
jinja a Shinto shrine
Mount Fuji the most famous mountain in Japan is also one of the most important natural shrines
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