The more reflective Taoism of Lao-tzu or of Chuang-tzu regarded spiritual immortality as more important—and indeed as alone attainable.
Many symbols of immortality appear in Chinese art under Taoist influence. Particularly frequent are peaches (cultivated by Hsi Wang mu), the herb or mushroom of immortality (ling-chih), a crane (often holding the ling-chih), pine trees, a gnarled stick of wood.
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