Associations to the word «Tao»

Wiktionary

TAO, noun. (Taoism) The essential principle underlying existence; ultimate reality.
TAO, noun. (Confucianism) The way or path to be followed.
TAO TE CHING, proper noun. The central religious text in Taoism.

Dictionary definition

TAO, noun. An adherent of any branch of Taoism.
TAO, noun. The ultimate principle of the universe.

Wise words

Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.
Nathaniel Hawthorne