Confucianism, Buddhism and Taoism are all closely related. All are part of Chinese culture and Confucianism and Taoism share similar principles. Currently, China is faced with a spiraling crime rate, unemployment, corruption, and increasing wealth gap causing many to look to ancient Confucius values for solutions. Kang Xiaoguang argues they can use Confucius values to rebuild the country’s moral and social standards.
Taoism is the simultaneous cultivation of body and mind. It is both a religion and a philosophy. This group is for any followers of the Great Way. The religion of Taoism is better practiced than spoken of. The philosophy of Taoism is best laid out in the Lao Tzu Ching, Lieh-tzu Ching, and the Chuang Tzu Ching, and many other canon texts are important.
The ego, is it some evil to be fought against, some sinister force that steals our happiness? Or is it like some unruly child that needs to be tamed, controlled and eventually befriended? Is the ego an enemy or an ally?