While some Taoist believe in gods, traditional they do not. They mainly believe in three main things:
- Yin Yang
- Wu Wei
- The Tao
When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. When I let go of what I have, I recieve what I need."
- means literally " not doing"
- is the philosophical concept of allowing nature to take its course with no interference.
(pronounced "dao") means literally "the path" or "the way." It is a universal principle that underlies everything from the creation of galaxies to the interaction of human beings. The workings of Tao are vast and often beyond human logic. In order to understand Tao, reasoning alone will not suffice. One must also apply intuition.
Taoism in Martial Arts
Martial arts that have taoist influence include : T'ai Chi Ch'uan, Bagua Zhang, Wing Chun, Won Yuen Yat Hey Jueng, Bak Mei Pai, Bok Fou Pai, Yaw Gong Moon, and Xing Yi Quan.
Taoism is Also very Prominent in MAny movies and Shows today.
- Kung Fu Panda
- Avatar the Last Airbender
- Star Wars
- Mary Poppins
- the Matrix