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While the essence of the Dao remains elusive and beyond our comprehension, we may observe the Dao as it reveals itself in the natural development of things. By stripping away our selfish desires and fears and accepting the world as it is, we can imitate the Dao and discover in ourselves De, or natural virtue and moral strength.
Sheng Liu,Graduate student, Zhejiang University, Analog circuits design, History, Taoism published on Quora How did the Dao De Jing influene Chinese Taoism? Below is his personal view
I think Chinese Taoism views Dao De Jing as the most canonical textbook, and Laozi, the author of Dao De Jing, is traditionally regarded as the founder of Taoism (From Wikipedia: Taoism).
But I don't think the religious Taoism is the best practice of Dao De Jing. Historically, Dao De Jing was written in the late Spring and Autumn period, and the appearance of Taoism as a religious organization (the founder was another person, i.e, Daoling Zhang) started from Han dynasty, which was several hundreds years later.
The religious Taoism created the hierarchy of celestial or immortal beings, which is also adopted by the mainstream Chinese culture. Buddhism has been indigenized a lot in China and Buddhism and Taoism impacts each other. Taoism may pursue things like living forever or being immortal and do things like alchemy. Things like this, of course, are not expressed directly in Dao De Jing. But religious Taoism develops such things.
I rather view Dao De Jing as a book of philosophy, and it had kept influencing and helped developing Chinese culture from the the day of its birth. (Of course, the book also roots and grows from Chinese culture. By the way, it is said that, Laozi, the author, took the position of curator of the national library of Zhou Dynasty. He pored all kinks of recordings and thought deeply and finally developed his thoughts which are expressed briefly through the book of Dao De Jing). It is also said that, Confucius, the founder of Confucianism, had also learned from Laozi. And Sun Tzu's Art of War, was also deeply influenced by Dao De Jing and could be viewed as the practice of Tao (the core concept of Dao De Jing) in the realm of war affairs. All these happened before the thriving of the religious Taoism in Han dynasty.
So, I think, the religious Taoism has borrowed some concepts of Dao De Jing but has developed their own things. The two may be two different things. Dao De Jing can make itself function and have effects independently. But, of course, Taoism also has its unique features and helps a lot in the development of Chinese culture.
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