Glossary

Chen jen – pure man, a spiritual accomplished person.

Tao Chia – the school of Tao, one of the many branches of Taoism, mainly influenced by Lao Tzu and his Tao Te Ching.

Tao – Main concept in Taoism – the Great Pervader, the creator and sustainer of the created universe (wan-wu).

Wan-Wu – The ten-thousands-thing – expression meaning the created universe.

Te – In relation with Tao, the features of the later.

Tao Te Ching – The main Taoist sources assigned to Lao Tzu.

Lao Tzu – (The venerable master) the father of Taoism and author of Tao Te Ching.

Wu – In Taoism, emptiness.

Wu-wei – Nonaction, the model of conduct for the Taoists.

Fu – Return to the roots.

Confucius – The leader of the ethical school teaching rightness and humanity fighting for primacy with Taoism.

Yin-Yang – The polarity principle governing the world of things and beings.

I Ching – (Classic of Changes) one of the ching – meaning sacred book – of the ancient Chinese culture.

Ching – Sacred book of the ancient Chinese culture much like Bible.