1. All life is full of suffering, pain, and sorrow.
2. The cause of suffering is the desire of things that are really illusions, such as riches, power, and long life.
3. The only cure for suffering is to overcome desire.
4.The way to overcome to desire is to follow the Eightfold path.
The Eightfold Path
This is the right way to do EVERYTHING. According to the Buddha it is the "right views, right aspirations, right speech, right conduct, riught livelihood, right effort, right mindfullness, and right contemplations."
Main Goal = Nirvana
The founder of Taoism was Lao-Tse
The Three Jewels
To develop virtue is a chief task in Taoism and it involves the Three Jewels which need to be sought. They are compassion, moderation, and humility.
Taoist's practice the concept of Wu Wei where they try to do something with as little effort as possible.
Taoist's belief that worlds opposites are represented by Ying (light side) and Yang (dark side).
Goal of Taoism
Taoist's try to be one with the Tao which they consider is the way of life.