Pinyin/Daoism

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Daoism is a type of belief, or a way of thinking about life. It is at least 2,500 years old and it comes from China. Daoism is now said to be a philosophy. Daoists believe that Dao (literally means "the Way") makes everything in the world. Daoists think that words cannot be used to correctly describe Dao. The first line of Dào Dé Jīng, the most important text in Daoism, says "the Dao that can be explained in words is not the true Dao."

Dàojiào shì yīzhǒng xìnyǎng, huò sīkǎo rénshēng de fāngshì. Tā yuánzì Zhōngguó, zhìshǎo yǒu 2500 nián lìshǐ. Dàojiào xiànzài bèi rènwéi shì yīzhǒng zhéxué. Dàojiā xiāngxìn Dào chǎnshēng shìjiè wànwù. Dàojiā rènwéi yányǔ bùnéng yònglái zhèngquè miáoshù Dào de hányì. “Dào Dé Jīng”, Dàojiào de zuì zhòngyào zhùzuò, dìyī háng shuō: “Kěyǐ yòng yányǔ lái jiěshì de Dào jiùbùshì zhēn de Dào.”


Instead of spending a lot of time trying to explain what the Dao is, Daoists focus on living a simple and balanced life in harmony with nature. This is one of the most important principles in Daoism. Daoists also believe that conflict is not good and that if you have a problem with something, it is better to find a way around it.

Yǔqí huāfèi dàliàng shíjiān shìtú jiěshì Dào shì shénme, bùrú zhùzhòng yǔ zìrán héxié-xiāngchǔ, jiǎndān hé pínghéng de shēnghuó. Zhè shì Dàojiào zuì zhòngyào de yuánzé zhīyī. Dàojiā yě rènwéi, chōngtū shì bù hǎo de, jiějué wèntí de fāngfǎ, zuì hǎo shì hépíng-gòngchǔ.