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At Prayer in Tay Ninh

Welcome to CAO DAI WIKI, a free-content encyclopedia and information center for Cao Dai that anyone can edit. If you are just looking for some basic information or for a deeper look a the religion of Cao Dai, CAO DAI WIKI is the place for you. We hope that you will enjoy browsing and contributing to this wiki. Categories offer an easy way to navigate the wiki and all help to add and edit articles is always welcome. Cao Dai is a relatively new, syncretist, monotheistic religion, officially established in Tây Ninh, southern Vietnam, in 1926. Đạo Cao Đài is the religion's shortened name, the full name is Đại Đạo Tam Kỳ Phổ Độ (Great Religion [of The] Third Period [of] Revelation [and] Salvation). The term Cao Đài literally means "high place". Figuratively, it means that highest place where God reigns. It is also the abbreviated name for God, the creator of the universe, whose full title is Cao Đài Tiên Ông Đại Bồ Tát Ma-ha-tát. Adherents engage in ethical practices such as prayer, veneration of ancestors, nonviolence, and vegetarianism with the minimum goal of rejoining God the Father in Heaven and the ultimate goal of freedom from the cycle of birth and death. Estimates of the number of Cao Đài adherents in Vietnam vary, but most sources give two to three million. Some estimates are as high as eight million adherents in Vietnam. An additional 30,000 (primarily ethnic Vietnamese) in the United States, Europe, and Australia. We hope you will enjoy learning about Cao Dai.

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