Who is the equivalent of Judas Iscariot in the world of Daoism?

In Daoist history, the equivalent character to Judas Iscariot, (sometimes interpreted to be a variation of Sicarius, meaning “dagger-man”), is the figure of Tang Zhou from Jinan, a city of Shandong province in Eastern China.

Tang Zhou was the betrayer of the Yellow Turban Rebellion, a movement led by Zhang Jue, a charismatic faith healer who is analogous to SGF Brandon’s hypothetical “rebel Jesus” described in his work “Jesus and the Zealots.” Early sources describe him thus:

“At the beginning, Zhang Jue from Julu proclaimed himself the Master…


I believe that meditation can be divided into four main categories than can be used subsequently to each other during practice and I will lay them out and describe them in a suggested order which might be switched around at will depending on one’s personal preference.

Recitation

Concentration

Contemplation

Visualization

Recitation: This category consists mainly of chanting mantras or short prayers in a repetitive manner or reciting longer ritual prayers or passages of scripture once only. In the case of chants and mantras there may be two objectives:

a) to enforce an idea, belief or request in one’s mind such…


Ecclesiastes 4:4 says: “And I saw that all labor and all achievements spring from man’s envy of his neighbor. This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind.”

This passage is a reflection of the mind that is deluded by the ego. The ego and it’s neediness prevents the mind from resting in it’s natural water-like state because the ego always wants to climb higher than the natural position of the mind. This tendency is the cause of much suffering because the ego is never satisfied and therefore the mind is constantly subjected to what the Buddha referred to as…


Aimless wandering is a Daoist walking meditation practice which is intended to rejuvenate the mind by recapturing one’s childlike wonder towards nature for a short time (or a long time!).

The method is simply to find a place of natural beauty and wander along wherever your instincts take you without thinking about it very much as a child might do before the obstructions of adulthood get in the way.

Aimless wandering is a form of mindfulness meditation, albeit not a strict one as we find in Zen walking meditation. The way in which mindfulness is practiced in this Daoist exercise…


Wuism is an alternative name for a branch of Chinese folk religion known as Chinese Shamanism which was part of the background from which the modern religion of Daoism was born and which today is a blend of indigenous spiritual practices, Buddhism, Daoism & Confucianism.

The term Wu, first seen on Shang dynasty oracle bone transcriptions, refers to a sorcerer, wizard or shaman and is somewhat analogous to the term Tongji which refers to a spirit medium or oracle. However it is important to point out that a Wu is someone who gains control of spiritual forces for their own…


To answer the question in the title we must first ask the question “What am I?”

A human being is comparable to a wave in the ocean. A wave is brought into being by a series of causes external to itself and is dependent on those causes for it’s own existence. In other words it has no independent existence of it’s own and is not an isolated, stand alone entity. Instead it is a phenomenon than occurs as a result of a combination of prior causes acting on each other to cause the temporal occurrence of a wave which forms…

Cornish Daoism

Cornish Daoist sharing thoughts on the Eternal Way …

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