Religions

How Are Buddhist Statues Used in Worship?

How Are Buddhist Statues Used in Worship?

Across the globe and as a part of nearly every religion, statues are used as a part of worship. While with most religions the term worship implies that a statue represents a ...

Zen & Taoism

Zen & Taoism

At first glance, Zen Buddhism and Taoism have a lot in common. They both originated in China, although Buddhism, of which Zen is a branch, has roots in India. The practice of ...

Spiritualism in Buddhism

Spiritualism in Buddhism

Buddhism is one of the world’s major religions, but its belief system and history are not as straightforward as Christianity’s. Rather, Buddhism stems from a complex ...

What Are Sacred Texts of the Taoists?

What Are Sacred Texts of the Taoists?

To have a better understanding of the belief system and its philosophy, students of the religion Taoism, also called Daoism in the modern world, study two central texts of Taoism ...

Taoism vs. Islam

Taoism vs. Islam

Taoism and Islam are very different in many ways. The former is a Chinese quasi-mystical philosophy and theological practice that seeks accommodation and harmony with the natural ...