Taoism (in Simplified and traditional Chinese: literally "road teaching") is a philosophical and religious tradition of Chinese origin that emphasizes living in harmony with the Tao (in simplified and traditional Chinese: "path", also referred to as damage).
The Chinese word "tao" (or "tao", depending on the romanization used) is usually translated as "path", although it has countless nuances in popular Chinese philosophy and religions.
Tao is a fundamental idea in most schools that are part of Chinese philosophy; however, for Taoism it is referred to as the principle of absolute unity and at the same time variability, which forms the supreme reality and the cosmogonic and ontological principle of all things. Thus, for Taoists, the Tao is the Source, structure and essence of everything that exists.
Tao De Ching, also known as Tao Te King or Tao Te Ching, is a book that summarizes the teachings attributed to the philosopher Lao Tzu (also called Lao Tzu, (also called Lao Tzu, Lao Tzu, Laozi (in simplified and traditional Chinese: literally "old master") or Laosio. And although the historical existence of such a person is still debated, the book is considered the key to the Taoist tradition.