Grace in Taoism?

Grace, by Eric Enstrom

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.

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Kenneth Leong

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