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What does 'Cao Đài' mean?
The term Cao Đài literally means "High Tower or Palace", that is, the place where God reigns over the Universe. "Cao Đài" refers to God the Father (The Supreme Being, the Creator, the Ultimate Reality of the Universe). The followers of Đức Cao Đài are thus called Caodaists (Đức means venerable).
The Cao Đài Religion's (or Caodaism's) official name is Đại Đạo Tam Kỳ Phổ Độ. Translated directly, it means The Great Faith of the Third Universal Amnesty. (Đại Đạo - "Great Faith", Tam Kỳ - "Third Period", Phổ -"to announce" and Độ - "to save"). The Third Amnesty establishes a new Great Faith for mankind’s salvation. It is a period of intense religious activities that see God and Humanity united in ways not yet imagined.