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What is Enlightenment? Series Part 3.- Taoist Shangqing, Supreme Clarity
Shang-qing Taoist Enlightenment A Look Inside the Most Mystical Lineage of Taoism History of Shangqing The Chinese term TAO translates as 'The Way.' This Chinese character is a combination of two ideas meaning 'walk and head.' It is an esoteric term that refers to the source of all life, movement, existence and nonexistence. According to Daniel Reid, he describes the Tao as a “singular source” of both impermanent, relative and ultimate reality (Reid, 1994, p. 15-17). It is immaterial, not really personalized, but an alive, intelligent and creative force that exists as a primordial, foundation of the universe. To