Definition of Taoist Trinity
1. Noun. The three pure ones; the three chief gods of Taoism.
Member holonyms: Heavenly Jewel, Tien-pao, Ling-pao, Mystic Jewel, Shen-pao, Spiritual Jewel
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Literary usage of Taoist Trinity
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1. Western China: A Journey to the Great Buddhist Centre of Mount Omei by Virgil Chittenden Hart (1888)
"The Taoist Trinity occupy three great thrones, and present an awe-inspiring vision to the ignorant crowds who press about the doors. They do not, however, ..."
2. China: Its History, Arts and Literature by Frank Brinkley (1902)
"... and he is one of the three images in the Taoist Trinity. Naturalism is the essence of Lao Tse's doctrines. He taught men to return good for evil and to ..."
3. China: Its History, Arts and Literature by Frank Brinkley (1902)
"... of the Taoist sect, and he is one of the three images in the Taoist Trinity. Naturalism is the essence of Lao Tse's doctrines. ..."
4. The Gospel in All Lands by Missionary Society, Methodist Episcopal Church (1885)
"... old specimen of Min dynasty art—a two-story emple of extraordinary size and beauty. This temple was erected in honor of the Taoist trinity and a few ..."
5. A Chinese Biographical Dictionary by Herbert Allen Giles (1898)
"The worship of ^ j|| _t 1^*1 one of the persons in the Taoist Trinity, was instituted t'T him in 1116 under Imperial Edict. Lin Pu ;f$ ;§ (T. ff'ttf). AD? ..."
6. A Chinese Biographical Dictionary by Herbert Allen Giles (1898)
"The worship of ^ J|| _t •jjt* , one of the persons in the Taoist Trinity, was instituted by him in 1116 under Imperial Edict. Lin Pu ^ j§ (T. ^^). AD? ..."
7. Lion and Dragon in Northern China by Reginald Fleming Johnston (1910)
"... the fact that his image has taken its place in the Taoist Trinity of gods who are supposed to reign (though not to rule) over the phenomenal Universe. ..."