Lao Tzu 老子 Lao Tzu was the person who first started Taoism. He used to work as a librarian for the Chinese Emperor.He wrote down his ideas in a book called the Tao Te Ching ( 道德經 ).
Part of first chapter of the Tao Te ChingLao Tsu believed that the way to happiness is to go with the flow. Instead of trying to get things done the hard way, people should take the time to do things the easy way. Everything in the universe that is alive shared the life force.
陰陽 Yin And Yang This is the symbol of Yin and YangYin and Yang is the central idea of Taoism. Yin means female. It represents night, evil and bad while Yangmeans heaven, light, male and good. Yin is black and Yang is white.
What is the Tao?Tao means the "way" or the "path". We are all part of the Tao. Taoism is a philosophy or way of life.
The true Tao is above words and beyond description. It is something that can only be experienced, not understood through taking lessons or going to school.True believers would therefore say that this presentation is meaningless :-)