Taoism (modrenly Daoism) is a philosophical, ethical, an releegious tradeetion o Chinese origin that pits emphasis on livin in harmony wi the Tao (romanised as Dao as weel). The term Tao means "wey", "path" or "principle", an can be fand in Chinese philosophies an releegions ither nor Taoism. In Taoism, houaniver, Tao denotes somehing that is baith the soorce an the drivin force ahint awhing that exists. It is ultimately ineffable: "The Tao that can be telt isnae the eternal Tao."
- Laozi. "Tao Te Ching, 1. chapter, translated by Livia Kohn (1993)". Retrieved 29 Mey 2012.