A Taoist understands that the more she or he learns the less she or he knows.
In China at the present day many Taoist gods are (or are given out as) men deified for service to the state.
The chief motives were landscapes of a peculiarly wild and romantic type, animal life, trees and flowers, and figtire compositions drawn from Chinese and Buddhist history and Taoist legend; and these, together with the grand aims and strange shortcomings of its principles and the limited range of its methods, were adopted almost without change by Japan.
Feng was a Taoist alchemist who lived in the mountains during the Yuan Dynasty (1279-1368 ).
A number of ideas from Neo-Confucian and Taoist philosophy also occur in the texts as well as references to internal alchemy.