Teaism - This is the art of the tea ceremony. It incorporates many different disciplines, from tea brewing to hygiene to flower arrangement to architecture.
Ch'a Ching - This, or the Code of Tea, was written by poet Lu Wu and it stands as the first attempt to codify the tea ceremony and explain its larger significance.
Taoism - This, a philosophy invented by Lao Tzu that spread throughout South China, emphasizes the individual rather than society, and is suspicious of organizations like religion and the state. It focuses on the here and now and the potential of things, the path rather than the end destination.
Confucianism - This is considered as an opposite to Taoism, a philosophy that dominated North China. It emphasizes order and the community.
Lao Tzu's Vacuum - This is used to demonstrate Taoist doctrine. A room is most valuable for the space...
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