From that webpage, here are some specific Taoist concepts, beliefs and practices pertaining directly to Gibson's text:
- Tao is the first-cause of the universe. It is a force that flows through all life.
- The Tao surrounds everyone and therefore everyone must listen to find enlightenment.
- Each believer's goal is to harmonize themselves with the Tao.
- The concept of a personified deity is foreign to them, as is the concept of the creation of the universe. Thus, they do not pray as Christians do; there is no God to hear the prayers or to act upon them. They seek answers to life's problems through inner meditation and outer observation.
- Time is cyclical, not linear as in Western thinking.
- Taoists follow the art of "wu wei," which is to let nature take its course. For example, one should allow a river to flow towards the sea unimpeded; do not erect a dam which would interfere with its natural flow.