Laozi, or Lao Tzu, is said to be the founder of Taoism, also known as Daoism. At an old age Laozi wanted to leave China and he did so on a water buffalo when a guard recognized him and asked him to write a book so Laozi did and thus, the Dao De Jing was made. According to historians, Laozi may not have wrote the "Dao De Jing" but instead a group of writers. A symbol of Taoism is the Yin and Yang, which is the balance of opposing forces. Daoism was also able to make the governors govern less harshly through its beliefs

Nature was an important part of Daoism. Daoists believed it was "a place to find yourself." Lao Tzu often compared parts of nature to virtues. An example is a lake, "The best people are like water, which benefits all things and does not compete with them." "Each part of nature should remind us of a part of ourselves."

The Tao Te Ching is basically like the bible for Taoists. The Tao Te Ching is a book said to be written by Lao Tzu himself. According to historians this may not be true, and the book was instead written by a group of writers. In the Tao Te Ching, it states that the Dao is "the way of life" which is peace and harmony. According to Daoist beliefs, you can find peace and harmony in nature. "Empty yourself of everything, let your mind become still." This means that we should clear our head and let all of our worries free. The Tao Te Ching was just as influentual as Lao Tzu himself

Yin and Yang is a symbol in Daoist beliefs. This means "balance of opposing forces." The balance of opposing forces is that there will always be a bit of each side in each other. Yin and Yang can also be thought as complimentary forces instead of opposing. Like shadows can't exist without light. Yin means bad and passive, while Yang means good and active. These are examples themselves, as they are both opposites. Yin and Yang is a major part of Daoism and its beliefs.

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