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道士 is a Japanese Kanji, Korean Hanja, and Chinese title that means Daoist or Taoist.
This can refer to a Taoist priest or a person of high morals. This can also be applied to Buddhists and Śākyamuni (especially in Japanese). It suggests a person (or soldier) who follows the way or the right path. Thus a person who follows a path of virtue.
Daoist / Taoist Tenet
無為 or “Wu Wei” is a Daoist (Taoist) tenet that speaks to the idea of letting nature take its course.
Some will say it's about knowing when to take action and when not to. In reality, it's more about not going against the flow. What will happen is controlled by the Dao (Tao), for which one who follows the Dao will not resist or struggle against.
There is a lot more to this concept, but chances are, if you are looking for this entry, you already know the expanded concept.
Warning: Outside of the Daoist context, this means idleness or inactivity (especially in Japanese, where not everyone knows this as a Daoist concept).
Literally: The Way or Road
道 is the character “dao” which is sometimes written as “tao” but pronounced like “dow” in Mandarin.
道 is the base of what is known as “Taoism.” If you translate this literally, it can mean “the way” or “the path.”
Dao is believed to be that which flows through all things and keeps them in balance. It incorporates the ideas of yin and yang (e.g. there would be no love without hate, no light without dark, no male without female.)
The beginning of Taoism can be traced to a mystical man named
Lao Zi (604-531 BC), who followed, and added to the teachings of Confucius.
More about Taoism / Daoism here.
Note that this is pronounced “dou” and sometimes “michi” when written alone in Japanese but pronounced “do” in word compounds such as Karate-do and Bushido. It's also “do” in Korean.
Alternate translations and meanings: road, way, path; truth, principle province.
Important Japanese note: In Japanese, this will generally be read with the road, way, or path meaning. Taoism is not as popular or well-known in Japan so Daoist/Taoist philosophy is not the first thing a Japanese person will think of when they read this character.
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Below are some entries from our dictionary that may match your taoist daoist search...
If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese
|Simple Dictionary Definition|
| dào shì
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(1) Taoist; (2) person of high morals; (3) Buddhist monk; (4) immortal mountain wizard; Taoist immortal; (personal name) Michishi
A Taoist (hermit), also applied to Buddhists, and to Śākyamuni.
| wǔ dǒu mǐ dào
wu3 dou3 mi3 dao4
wu tou mi tao
gotobeidou / gotobedo
Way of the Five Pecks of Rice (Taoist movement); Way of the Celestial Master
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(hist) (See 天師道) Way of the Five Pecks of Rice (ancient Chinese Daoist movement later known as The Way of the Celestial Masters)
| dǎo yǐn
douin / doin
same as 引導|引导[yin3 dao3]; Dao Yin, Daoist exercises involving breathing, stretching and self-massage
(1) guidance; showing the way; (2) (See あん摩・あんま・1) massage; (3) tao yin; Taoist Neigong; Taoist exercises
| shén xiān
Daoist immortal; supernatural entity; (in modern fiction) fairy, elf, leprechaun etc; fig. lighthearted person
(1) immortal mountain wizard (in Taoism); Taoist immortal; supernatural being; (2) (in Japan) 11th note of the ancient chromatic scale (approx. C)
神僊 The genī, immortals, ṛṣi, of whom the five kinds are 天, 神, 人, 地, and 鬼仙, i.e. deva, spirit, human, earth (or cave), and preta immortals.
| dào jiā
Daoist School of the Warring States Period (475-221 BC), based on the teachings of Laozi or Lao-tze 老子[Lao3 zi3] (c. 500 BC-) and Zhuangzi 莊子|庄子[Zhuang1 zi3] (369-286 BC)
Taoist; (surname) Michiya
| dào zhǎng
Taoist priest; Daoist priest
head of a martial arts organization (organisation); (surname) Michinaga
The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...
|Title||Characters||Romaji (Romanized Japanese)||Various forms of Romanized Chinese|
|道士||dou shi / doushi / do shi||dào shì / dao4 shi4 / dao shi / daoshi||tao shih / taoshih|
|Three Souls||三魂||san tamashi |
|sān hún / san1 hun2 / san hun / sanhun|
|Eight Immortals||八仙||hassen / hasen||bā xiān / ba1 xian1 / ba xian / baxian||pa hsien / pahsien|
|mui||wú wéi / wu2 wei2 / wu wei / wuwei|
|The Way of Five Pecks of Rice||五斗米道||gotobeidou / gotobeido||wǔ dǒu mǐ dào|
wu3 dou3 mi3 dao4
wu dou mi dao
|wu tou mi tao
|道||michi / -do||dào / dao4 / dao||tao|
|In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line.|
In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.
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