We already know that Taoism, (Daoism), is a Chinese philosophy that speaks about living simply, honestly, and in harmony with nature. However, but we don’t know when Taoism actually originated. Most Taoists say a man named Lao-tzu, (Laozi), was the first to receive the inspiration of the Dao. Not many scholars agree on when he lived and some assert he wasn't a real man.
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Chang Tao Ling, ((Zhang Daoling) often just referred to as Chang Ling, (Zhang Ling) was a hermit who lived during the Han dynasty is usually credited with formalizing the first organized Taoist sect sometime around 142 CE in the 2nd century.