Screenshot from final fight scene - Po finds his inner peace and deflects a cannonball
What is the dao?
Daoism is a religious belief system that originated in China and has existed for over 2,000 years. Dao, meaning way or road in chinese, is the underlying harmony of the universe. The dao is everything and nothing, fullness and emptiness, and the foundation of yin and yang. The ideal Daoist is someone who is not focused on duties or morals; they are joyful, accepting, yielding, and carefree. Daoism and Confucianism existed along side each other and have for a long time, but they are very different. For example, in Confucianism, being carefree and joyful are not very important. Confucian tradition shows that the things that make up Daoism have only a marginal importance. However, these characteristics are not denied by Confucianists. In Confucianism, having good relationships and having ethical virtue are very important. Confucianism tends to follow stricter guidelines than Daoism.