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Taoism vs.

Daoism

By

Anthony J. Fejfar, B.A., J.D., Esq., Coif

© Copyright 2008 by Anthony J. Fejfar

Some think, mistakenly, that Taoism and Daoism are the same spirituality. I

disagree. Daoism is dyadic while Taoism is triadic. The symbol for the Dao is the

Ying/Yang symbol involving curved apposites placed within a circle. The symbol for the

Tao is a triangle.

Because the Dao and the Tao precede God, Daoists and Taoists are spiritual

atheists. They believe in spirituality and metaphysics, not God. Although not much

can be said about the Dao and the Tao, a simple metaphysical formulation can be

described. The Dao is an apposite dialectic unity of Substance and Being, while the

Tao is an apposite trialectical unity of Substance, Being, and Logos.