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21 Nov 2014 19:16 #170963 by
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This just came out- and coincidentally this thread was recently commented on so I thought I might add this here-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFb7Hxva5rg&list=PLwxNMb28XmpdJpJzF2YRBnfmOva0HE0ZI&index=1

I think it might serve well as an introduction to Daoism and Lao Tzu,

Enjoy! :)

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21 Nov 2014 23:14 #171003 by Edan
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Apparently I didn't read this before I posted my thread. Whoops!

It won't let me have a blank signature ...

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03 Dec 2014 17:49 #172428 by
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Focus
Focus your mind away from sensual input to discover a new depth of perception. You will then learn to perceive the more subtle, hidden things in your world as the sage does. - Lao Fzu


pg 5

http://www.taowoods.org/quote/index.htm?focus=5


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16 Dec 2014 15:43 #174011 by
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Guide
Many make an endless and fruitless pursuit to find the right guide to help them on their path. The sage looks within knowing that in the end the only guide we can rely on is own intuition. - Lao Fzu


pg 6

http://www.taowoods.org/quote/index.htm?focus=6

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16 Dec 2014 15:57 #174012 by Alexandre Orion
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LIV :

Tao's power is so deeply entrenched
it can never be uprooted.
Tao's power clings so tightly
it can never slip away.
It will endure for generations.

If you get in touch
with the power of Tao,
it will become real.
If your family gets in touch
with the power of Tao,
the power will flourish.

If your community gets in touch
with the power of Tao,
the power will grow even stronger.
If your country gets in touch
with the power of Tao,
the power will become abundant.

If the world gets in touch
with the power of Tao,
the power will be everywhere.

How can I know this?
I just do.

:)

Be a philosopher ; but, amidst all your philosophy, be still a man.
~ David Hume

Chaque homme a des devoirs envers l'homme en tant qu'homme.
~ Henri Bergson
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19 Dec 2014 17:02 #174347 by
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Lessons
Everyone you meet whether wise or foolish, has something to teach you. The sage appreciates everyone and everything, accepting the lessons offered by each in their own way. - Lao Fzu


pg 7

http://www.taowoods.org/quote/index.htm?focus=7

:) Have a nice weekend.

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02 Jan 2015 17:57 #175503 by
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Meditation
Meditation is difficult when you expect to sit, close your eyes and instantly reach a deep level of awareness. The sage knows that meditation like all things worthwhile takes time devoted to it on a regular basis. - Lao Fzu


pg 8

http://www.taowoods.org/quote/index.htm?focus=8

This question comes up a lot, How to meditate?

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06 Feb 2015 23:39 #180560 by
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I am always hesitant to join a conversation on Taoism. Word's always seem to mess with it, like muddying clear water. Talking about it, it becomes unreachable. It is one of the hardest thing's i have ever tried to explain. When people ask me "what is that book?" I just hand them my copy of the Tao Te Ching and ask them to find out for themselves. I became aware of Tao when i was a teenager and it fit perfectly to some of my own unformed beliefs, I found it fascinating and beautiful, and from then on it effected the way i fit into the world.
I am always hesitant to put words to it, I've tried in the past and usually i have left whoever is listening looking rather baffled and dumbfounded, and yet once you are aware, it's all perfectly simple. I believe that you have to feel it. Then you know.
You can become a part of it all. just rolling along, not really thinking or explaining or analyzing. Just sort of accepting thing's as they are and letting it all unfold. That's all i will say on that. ;)

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13 Apr 2015 16:05 #187956 by
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Paradox
Take events and people at face value to be often deceived. The sage understands the paradox of how strength appears as weakness, wisdom as foolishness and truth as fiction. - Lao Fzu


http://www.taowoods.org/quote/index.htm?focus=9

pg 9

I read a page almost everyday first thing with my morning coffee. I fell it has beeen make a gradual positive difference in my life.

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29 Apr 2015 16:23 #190150 by
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Practice
Spiritual practice is about living life in a sane and humane way. As the sage knows, this is a positive end in itself. It is about the journey, not some nirvanic ending. - Lao Fzu

pg 10 :)

http://www.taowoods.org/quote/index.htm?focus=10

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