Taoism is one of the two great philosophical and religious traditions that originated in China.
The other religion native to China is Confucianism. Both Taoism and Confucianism began at
about the same time, around the sixth century B.C.E. China's third great religion, Buddhism,
came to China from India around the second century of the common era. Together, these three
faiths have shaped Chinese life and thought for nearly twenty-five hundred years (Hartz 3).
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individual must focus on the self to achieve the
ultimate goal. To focus on oneself, all desires and personal ambitions must be forsaken. One
must focus on the self and the proper way of life to reach immortality. The cycle of life
continues indefinitely until the Thread of Life is broken. Only through proper living, by
following the correct path guided by the inner light, can one achieve the ultimate goal of Tao or