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Dharma and the Tao: how Buddhism and Daoism have influenced each other; Why Zen and Taoism can be complementary - Buddha Weekly: Buddhist Practices, Mindfulness, Meditation
Many concepts taught by Buddha and Lao-Tzu are comparable and complementary. Especially, with the later entry of Ch’an Buddhism — Zen Buddhism in Japan — as introduced from India by Bodhidharma, the two philosophies seemed harmonious. They were certainly not identical, but they rarely seemed at odds in method and many philosophical beliefs.