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Old 05-04-2019, 02:59 AM
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What do you mean, "name started hurting"?


apparently, clinging to something too tightly is a guaranteed way to attract the return...
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Old 05-04-2019, 08:50 PM
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apparently, clinging to something too tightly is a guaranteed way to attract the return...
I can relate.

Thank you for the reply.
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Old 07-04-2019, 12:16 PM
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Funny...I have read a lot about taoism and "studied" it, mostly through the Dao de Jing and Zhuangzi. I have dabbled in all kinds of commentaries (lots!), but the DdJ and Zhuangzi I read with more sincerity. I really try to apply or at least see taoist principles in my daily life. It's a philosophy/life path that makes most sense to me. It has proven itself to be true 100% of the time in my life. Still, I don't call myself a taoist. Even if I'm talking with people about religion, spirituality, etc. I don't mention taoism or that I "practice" it.
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Old 27-09-2019, 07:51 PM
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Book1 ...............@{* T *}@................

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I wonder how many people are on Taoist Road on SF...
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All of them start on that tao road yet many are not conscious of their stepping off taoist road to investigate sites along the road.

We begin the taoist road in the womb and as we go forward in time we step off to this side or that side of the road of tao.

Just as some say the poor is always with, so is the taoist road.
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Old 14-11-2019, 12:15 AM
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Oooh, me me me!!!

The Tao is the only religious text that appeals to me. The very first verse sums up my whole attitude to spirituality - we can't know the nature of the eternal uncreated; we can only view aspects of it through the cloudy lens of the 10,000 things. I think if everyone started with this basic assumption then a whole lot of people's spiritual journeys would be far more centered on the search for truth and wisdom rather than the seeking of novel experiences or the acquisition of powers.

With his initial assumption from verse 1, Lao Tzu then goes on to concisely describe the few immutable truths that we can discern about the world, without adding a single concept of his own devising. No other text is so perfectly concise and rings so perfectly true. I feel like when I really understand the Tao, I will understand all that there is to be understood.

Unfortunately, others then appropriated the Taoist banner and added lots of novel concepts of their own devising, none of which I have yet found any use for, and which seem to contradict the central simplicity of the Tao. Humans can't resist complicating things or making up stories. If you accidentally lock a man in a room for 5 minutes, by the time you let him out he'll have invented an entire philosophical narrative about why he was locked there, who the mysterious man with the key is, and what untold wonders lie beyond the closed door.
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