Ethical Education and Practise
Daoism considers ethical education and practise as its fundamental task. On the one hand, Daoism tries to publicize its theory and doctrine in society, leading people to be good in the hope of creating an ethical society. This is Daoism's ethical education. On the other hand, Daoism encourages ethical practice, which is to lead human beings to good behavior. Ethical practice aims at accomplishing one's duties and accumulating merits, which is to bring forth one spiritual release, instead of seeking to win compliments. Keeping good behavior secret is to accumulate Hidden Merits ( 陰功 Yingong ), a basic ethical principle for Daoists.