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Following the previous episode where we held a ritual of transcendence and blessings for the children who tragically lost their lives in Palestine, today we delve into the role and significance of Taoist transcendence rituals. Known as "Du Wang" or "Du Ren" in Chinese, Taoist transcendence rituals employ specific ceremonies and chanting to help departed souls escape suffering and attain a better realm. The foundational theories of transcendence include Yin-Yang, Five Elements, the immortality of the soul, and karmic repercussions. These rituals aid in restoring balance, alleviating karmic obstacles, and guiding souls towards spiritual elevation. The process consists of six main steps:

Invoking the Deities: Prior to commencement, Taoist priests invoke divine spirits to bless and ensure the smooth progress of the ritual.

Reciting Scriptures and Mantras: Priests chant from revered texts such as the "Taishang Dongxuan Lingbao Jiuku Miaojing" to cleanse the environment and souls.

Offering and Sacrifice: Food, candles, and paper money are offered to express reverence and provide spiritual sustenance for the departed.

Burning Paper Money: This act is believed to provide wealth in the afterlife, easing the departed's suffering.

Opening the Way Ritual: Through spells and talismans, priests open paths for the soul to ascend to higher realms or reincarnate.

Ascending the Soul: Using talismans and rituals, priests guide the soul towards spiritual liberation or entry into the blissful realms.

Taoist symbols and artifacts wield mysterious powers, integral to completing these rites. They not only serve as essential components of the ritual but also carry profound cultural and religious significance. Transcendence rituals not only grant solace to departed souls but also offer comfort to the living, easing the pain of loss. By upholding Taoist teachings and culture, these rituals foster societal harmony and stability. Taoist transcendence rituals embody ancient wisdom, honoring the departed and expressing reverence for life and expectations for the afterlife. Thank you for watching. If you enjoyed this video, please like, subscribe, and share it with your friends! #History #Sects #Art #OtherIndustries

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May 20, 2024, is not an auspicious date according to the Chinese almanac. It's considered a "平日" (ordinary day), meaning neither particularly favorable nor unfavorable. Here are the recommended activities (宜) and things to avoid (忌).

宜 (Recommended): Bathing, smoothing out the road, sweeping, funeral preparations, burial, mourning clothes (wearing or changing into them).
忌 (Avoid): Marriage, moving, logging, making beams, setting up beds, offering sacrifices, praying for blessings, building houses.

May 20, 2024, falls on the thirteenth day of the fourth lunar month in the Chinese calendar.

Those born on May 20, 2024, according to the lunar calendar, are under the zodiac sign of the Dragon. #Sects

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Taoism, with its profound content and rich variations, has developed many different sects. Each sect has its own unique cultivation methods and theoretical basis. Here are some of the more important Taoist sects:
Zhengyi Sect: Founded by Zhang Daoling, it is an important school in Taoism. Zhang Daoling believed that those who attained the Tao can become Heavenly Masters, bestow blessings upon others, and eliminate the sins of mortals.
Quanzhen Sect: Founded by Wang Chongyang, it emphasizes the harmony and unity of inner alchemy cultivation and moral conduct, and is a very important sect in Taoism.
Inner Alchemy Southern School: Founded by Zhang Boduan, it emphasizes the realization of the unity of man and the Tao through internal cultivation and reflection.
True Great Way: Founded by Zhang Qingzhi, it emphasizes the attainment of the purpose of Taoism through the worship and respect of Laozi.
Taiyi Sect: Founded by the master Zuo Qiuming, it advocates respecting the heavens and following the Tao, and attaches importance to the theory of the Five Phases相生相克.
Qingcheng Sect, Maoshan Sect, Longmen Sect, Laoshan Sect, Suishan Sect, Yushan Sect, Laohua Sect, Heshan Sect, Huoshan Sect, and Wudang Sect: These are all regional Taoist sects, each with its own characteristics and named after famous mountains in various parts of China.
The above is only a part of the Taoist sects. If you are interested in specific sects or schools, you can leave a comment and ask me.

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