Daoismus

Aus dem Daoismus (alte Schreibweise: Taoismus) stammen einige der ältesten Traditionen der Menschheit, die sich mit der Heilung und Gesundung von Körper und Geist beschäftigen. Die Anhänger des Daoismus nennen Ihre Disziplin oft die „Wissenschaft der Essenz des Lebens“.

Der Daoismus ist eine wichtige Basis für viele chinesischer Künste wie Fengshui, Qigong, Taiji Quan, Traditionelle Chinesische Medizin, Traditionelle Astrologie u.v.m.
Die Welterklärungsmodelle im Daoismus sind: Yin/Yang, die 5 Wandlungsphasen, das Yijing (I Ging) mit den 8 Trigrammen und den 64 Hexagrammen.
Das Hauptwerk des philosophischen Daoismus ist das Daodejing (Tao Te King) von Laozi (Laotse).

“The Westerner is a man of extremes, who fails to see the basic unity of positive and negative. He strives for the positive and denies the negative. He identifies himself with one extreme, which he makes the goal and god of his life. But the opposite still remains and reacts on him. Unable to reach his god, he finds his self divided, and being self-divided he creates one-sided things that split nature and in turn disrupt man and his order. He fights the devil within his heart and in fits of despair turns negative and creates destruction. He turns to science, technology and formulas to create machines that will bring happiness to man, only to discover that they also bring unhappiness. The happiness and suffering which he brought about he calls progress and thinks this is his mission in life”
(A Taoist speaking to Wolfram Eberhard in his book with Hedda Morrison, Hua Shan – The Taoist Sacred Mountain in West China, Vetch and Lee Ltd, Hong Kong, 1974.)