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    I need the following information for the religion: Daoism and Confucianism

    Cosmogony - Origin of the Universe
    Nature of God/Creator
    View of Human Nature
    View of Good & Evil
    View of Salvation
    View of After Life
    Practices and Rituals
    Celebrations & Festivals

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    Daoism and Confucianism

    I use "Daoism" and "Taoism" interchangeably.

    Cosmogony - Origin of the Universe

    Daoism: The Tao, or "wuji," was the beginning. It has been noted by Elizabeth Reninger (Taoist expert) as an "undifferentiated unity." The Yin and Yang originate from this of which is the emergence of polarity or duality out of the unity of Tao. Out of Yin and Yang emerges the five elements: wood, fire, metal, water, and earth. From the five elements come the "ten-thousand things" which are the inhabitants of the world. This process is known as the descent of consciousness into form.

    Source: Elizabeth Reninger. (2014). Physics, Philosophy & Nondual Spiritual Inquiry - Volume 2: Tao-Buddha. 1st Edition.

    Confucianism: The universe is viewed as being one vast unit thus everything in nature is viewed as unified and interconnected. The universe is viewed as self-generating. The continual process of change and transformation in the universe is as a result of the material force called "ch'i."

    Source: Frederick F. Mote. (1971). Intellectual Foundations of China. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.

    Nature of God/Creator

    Daoism: Being a philosophy, there is no Creator God. There is the dao which is understood as consisting of the human or social dao, the natural, or translated as, heavenly ...

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