Grace in Taoism?
My Chinese Christian friend recently asked me about the notion of grace in Taoism. In Christianity, “grace” means a kind of divine favor. It is also closely tied to gratitude. The believer feels grateful for the divine favor s/he receives. But since the Tao is not a personal god and the notion of ultimate reality in Taoism is not anthropomorphic, I told my friend that the notion of grace does not really apply in Taoism.