Buddhism, Zen Buddhism and Cofucious are the 3 great schools of Dao. Shao lin answer their vocation in these according to their nature. That is shao lin daoism.
"The perfect way to do is to be" ~ Lao Tzu
Si lum dao Students experience introduction to the three great schools through Tao te Ching of lao tzu, confucian philosophy and practice and overview of zen principals and practice gradually over a natural period of time which is also influenced by gong fu training. Students become disciples after several months of studies, practices and experience. Disciples are established in wu shu and basic shao lin principals providing them a solid foundation and guidestone as they pursue competency in all skills and mastery in their aptitudes and talents. Shao lin daoism is best described by any shao lin; considering all things, the monk assimilates that which makes stronger and awareness more keen. Looked for he cannot be seen, listened for cannot be heard, felt for cannot be touched; in this way he makes his self clear, promotes understanding and has presence that is not seen, touch that is not tangible.
"Daoism perceives what is. There is prayer in Daoism. Therefor, prayer is" ~ Kun Long
Confucian Influence Confucius had served in minor government posts managing stables and keeping books for granaries before he married a woman of similar background when he was 19. It is not known who Confucius' teachers were, but his mastery of the six arts—ritual, music, archery, charioteering, calligraphy, and arithmetic—and his familiarity with the classical traditions, notably poetry and history, enabled him to start a brilliant teaching career in his 30s.
At 15 I set my heart on learning; at 30 I firmly took my stand; at 40 I had no delusions; at 50 I knew the Mandate of Heaven; at 60 my ear was attuned; at 70 I followed my heart's desire without overstepping the boundaries of right.
Also in the Analects, Confucius assists a student who was having difficulty describing him:
Why did you not simply say something to this effect: he is the sort of man who forgets to eat when he engages himself in vigorous pursuit of learning, who is so full of joy that he forgets his worries, and who does not notice that old age is coming on? (7:18)
Confucianism beliefs The main principle of Confucianism is ren ("humaneness" or "benevolence"), signifying excellent character in accord with li (ritual norms), zhong (loyalty to one's true nature), shu (reciprocity), and xiao (filial piety). Together these constitute de (virtue). (See Chinese religious beliefs here.)
Confucianism is characterized by a highly optmistic view of human nature. The faith in the possibility of ordinary human beings to become awe-inspiring sages and worthies is deeply rooted in the Confucian heritage (Confucius himself lived a rather ordinary life), and the insistence that human beings are teachable, improvable, and perfectible through personal and communal endeavour is typically Confucian.
Confucius regarded Heaven (T'ien) as a positive and personal force in the universe; he was not, as some have supposed, an agnostic or a skeptic. (See the afterlife in Chinese religion.)
Practices in Confucianism Aside from its important ethical principles, Confucianism does not prescribe any specific rituals or practices. These are filled by the practices of Chinese religion, Taoism, Buddhism, or other religion which Confucians follow.
Texts in Confucianism The Lun-yü (Analects) are the most revered sacred scripture in the Confucian tradition. It was probably compiled by the second generation of Confucius' disciples. Based primarily on the Master's sayings, preserved in both oral and written transmissions, it captures the Confucian spirit in the same way that the Platonic dialogues embody Socratic teachings. The Confucian Canon achieved its present form in the Sung dynasty under the direction of Chu Hsi (1130-1200). It consists of the Five Classics and the Four Books.
The Five Classics are:
Shu Ching (Classic of History) - collection of documents and speeches dating from the Later Han Dynasty (23-220 CE) Shih Ching (Classic of Odes) - collection of 300 poems and songs from the early Chou Dynasty (1027-402 BC) I Ching (Classic of Changes) - collection of texts on divination based on a set of 64 hexagrams that reflect the relationship between Yin and Yang in nature and society Ch'un Ching (Spring and Autumn Annals) - extracts from the history of the state of Lu 722-484, said to be compiled by Confucius Li Ching (Classic of Rites) - consists of three books on the Li (Rites of Propriety) The Four Books are:
Lun Yu (Analects) of Confucius Chung Yung (Doctrine of the Mean) Ta Hsueh (Great Learning) Meng Tzu (Mencius) - See more at: http://www.religionfacts.com/a-z-religion-index/confucianism.htm#sthash.uyLl4Txe.dpuf