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“When people see some things as beautiful,
other things become ugly.
When people see some things as good,
other things become bad.”
Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
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“When people see some things as beautiful,
other things become ugly.
When people see some things as good,
other things become bad.”
Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
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Indeed:

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Ah yes... "But the Tao that can be spoken, that is not the eternal Tao." - Tao Te Ching

There is nothing to say
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The Tao that can be shin pinned is not the real Tao chuckle

Thank you
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I still haven't found the answer to -what I believe to be thus far- the greatest question of my life, despite my religious study of the Tao. Which admittedly, I keep neglecting because I can't find my answer.
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All in good taoime
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I still haven't found the answer to -what I believe to be thus far- the greatest question of my life, despite my religious study of the Tao. Which admittedly, I keep neglecting because I can't find my answer.
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That's what we call chasing our own tail.
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All in good taoime
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All good homie
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The Tao Te Ching is a truly masterful work.

Here I will quote my favorite poem in the world. Although not from the Tao Te Ching, it is somewhat Taoist in flavor and sentiment:

THE WEAKER THE WINE
(by Su Tung Po, Chinese, 12th Century AD)

The weaker the wine,
The easier it is to drink two cups.
The thinner the robe,
The easier it is to wear it double.
Ugliness and beauty are opposites,
But when you’re drunk, one is as good as the other.
Ugly wives and quarrelsome concubines,
The older they grow, the more they’re alike.
Live unknown if you would realize your end.
Follow the advice of your common sense.
Avoid the Imperial Audience
Chamber, the Eastern Flowery Hall.
The dust of the times and the wind of the Northern Pass.
One hundred years is a long time,
But at last it comes to an end.
Meanwhile it is no greater accomplishment
To be a rich corpse or a poor one.
Jewels of jade and pearl are put in the mouths
Of the illustrious dead
To conserve their bodies.
They do them no good, but after a thousand years,
They feed the robbers of their tombs.
As for literature, it is its own reward.
Fortunately fools pay little attention to it.
A chance for graft
Makes them blush with joy.
Good men are their own worst enemies.
Wine is the best reward of merit.
In all the world, good and evil,
Joy and sorrow, are in fact
Only aspects of the Void.
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Best gift ever!

hf
There is nothing so powerful as truth, and often nothing so strange ~ Daniel Webster

Omnia Vincit Amor ~ Virgil

The more you learn, the less you know ~ Socrates

That writer does the most, who gives his reader the most knowledge, and takes from him the least time. ~ Charles Caleb Colton
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I still haven't found the answer to -what I believe to be thus far- the greatest question of my life, despite my religious study of the Tao. Which admittedly, I keep neglecting because I can't find my answer.
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It is a virtue to realize that you do not understand. Not to realize that you do not understand is a defect.

From some Tao page I read somewhere.
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I still haven't found the answer to -what I believe to be thus far- the greatest question of my life, despite my religious study of the Tao. Which admittedly, I keep neglecting because I can't find my answer.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 43987400


That's what we call chasing our own tail.
 Quoting: Cloud Hidden


How do I find my answer? It's maddening at times.

I can't simply just pick one path and stick with it. I need to be spiritually and emotionally invested in my choice, or I will fail the objective.
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The Tao Te Ching is a truly masterful work.

Here I will quote my favorite poem in the world. Although not from the Tao Te Ching, it is somewhat Taoist in flavor and sentiment:

THE WEAKER THE WINE
(by Su Tung Po, Chinese, 12th Century AD)

The weaker the wine,
The easier it is to drink two cups.
The thinner the robe,
The easier it is to wear it double.
Ugliness and beauty are opposites,
But when you’re drunk, one is as good as the other.
Ugly wives and quarrelsome concubines,
The older they grow, the more they’re alike.
Live unknown if you would realize your end.
Follow the advice of your common sense.
Avoid the Imperial Audience
Chamber, the Eastern Flowery Hall.
The dust of the times and the wind of the Northern Pass.
One hundred years is a long time,
But at last it comes to an end.
Meanwhile it is no greater accomplishment
To be a rich corpse or a poor one.
Jewels of jade and pearl are put in the mouths
Of the illustrious dead
To conserve their bodies.
They do them no good, but after a thousand years,
They feed the robbers of their tombs.
As for literature, it is its own reward.
Fortunately fools pay little attention to it.
A chance for graft
Makes them blush with joy.
Good men are their own worst enemies.
Wine is the best reward of merit.
In all the world, good and evil,
Joy and sorrow, are in fact
Only aspects of the Void.
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Beautiful, my respects, thank you for sharing.
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I still haven't found the answer to -what I believe to be thus far- the greatest question of my life, despite my religious study of the Tao. Which admittedly, I keep neglecting because I can't find my answer.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 43987400


That's what we call chasing our own tail.
 Quoting: Cloud Hidden


How do I find my answer? It's maddening at times.

I can't simply just pick one path and stick with it. I need to be spiritually and emotionally invested in my choice, or I will fail the objective.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 43987400


The question is the problem, perhaps my other thread might help you...
Thread: The Birth Of Original Nature (you don't exist)
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Re: Tao Te Ching
The Tao Te Ching is a truly masterful work.

Here I will quote my favorite poem in the world. Although not from the Tao Te Ching, it is somewhat Taoist in flavor and sentiment:

THE WEAKER THE WINE
(by Su Tung Po, Chinese, 12th Century AD)

The weaker the wine,
The easier it is to drink two cups.
The thinner the robe,
The easier it is to wear it double.
Ugliness and beauty are opposites,
But when you’re drunk, one is as good as the other.
Ugly wives and quarrelsome concubines,
The older they grow, the more they’re alike.
Live unknown if you would realize your end.
Follow the advice of your common sense.
Avoid the Imperial Audience
Chamber, the Eastern Flowery Hall.
The dust of the times and the wind of the Northern Pass.
One hundred years is a long time,
But at last it comes to an end.
Meanwhile it is no greater accomplishment
To be a rich corpse or a poor one.
Jewels of jade and pearl are put in the mouths
Of the illustrious dead
To conserve their bodies.
They do them no good, but after a thousand years,
They feed the robbers of their tombs.
As for literature, it is its own reward.
Fortunately fools pay little attention to it.
A chance for graft
Makes them blush with joy.
Good men are their own worst enemies.
Wine is the best reward of merit.
In all the world, good and evil,
Joy and sorrow, are in fact
Only aspects of the Void.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 44095088



Said master Ito to master Jin, "the ego has no place in ken-do."

Said master Jin, "the ego has no place."
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All in good taoime
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All good homie
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Not so familiar with tao but am a big fan of wu cheng'en

Hope they are similar, fells like it

when what is indestructible meets what is irresistible, the female all too often wins

/bows

Haha
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All in good taoime
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All good homie
 Quoting: Cloud Hidden


Not so familiar with tao but am a big fan of wu cheng'en

Hope they are similar, fells like it

when what is indestructible meets what is irresistible, the female all too often wins

/bows

Haha
 Quoting: LouC4


Story of my life cruise

Haven't read any wu chen'en yet. Thanks for my next author!
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The Tao that can be shin pinned is not the real Tao chuckle

Thank you
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"It’s good to meet girl in park. But better to park meat in girl."

- The Tao of Moran
I'm finally going to stop drinking for good... I'll now only drink for evil.

Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived.
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The Tao that can be shin pinned is not the real Tao chuckle

Thank you
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"It’s good to meet girl in park. But better to park meat in girl."

- The Tao of Moran
 Quoting: HI.Lander

Confusios say
confusios2

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The Tao that can be shin pinned is not the real Tao chuckle

Thank you
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"It’s good to meet girl in park. But better to park meat in girl."

- The Tao of Moran
 Quoting: HI.Lander

Confusios say
confusios2
 Quoting: Cloud Hidden


indeed
I'm finally going to stop drinking for good... I'll now only drink for evil.

Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived.
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indeed
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moar Tao Of The Moran quotes!
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Confucius say:

Man who go to bed with itchy butt...

Wake up with stinky finger.
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indeed
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moar Tao Of The Moran quotes!
 Quoting: Cloud Hidden


lol, that's all I got.
I'm finally going to stop drinking for good... I'll now only drink for evil.

Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived.
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The Tao Te Ching is a truly masterful work.

Here I will quote my favorite poem in the world. Although not from the Tao Te Ching, it is somewhat Taoist in flavor and sentiment:

THE WEAKER THE WINE
(by Su Tung Po, Chinese, 12th Century AD)

The weaker the wine,
The easier it is to drink two cups.
The thinner the robe,
The easier it is to wear it double.
Ugliness and beauty are opposites,
But when you’re drunk, one is as good as the other.
Ugly wives and quarrelsome concubines,
The older they grow, the more they’re alike.
Live unknown if you would realize your end.
Follow the advice of your common sense.
Avoid the Imperial Audience
Chamber, the Eastern Flowery Hall.
The dust of the times and the wind of the Northern Pass.
One hundred years is a long time,
But at last it comes to an end.
Meanwhile it is no greater accomplishment
To be a rich corpse or a poor one.
Jewels of jade and pearl are put in the mouths
Of the illustrious dead
To conserve their bodies.
They do them no good, but after a thousand years,
They feed the robbers of their tombs.
As for literature, it is its own reward.
Fortunately fools pay little attention to it.
A chance for graft
Makes them blush with joy.
Good men are their own worst enemies.
Wine is the best reward of merit.
In all the world, good and evil,
Joy and sorrow, are in fact
Only aspects of the Void.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 44095088


Sorry, but this poem was obviously written by this guy:

pennywise
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Best thread on here in decades. Honestly.
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Cynics always think dualism is something new...
"And how can a man die better than facing fearful odds, for the ashes of his fathers, and the temples of his Gods..." ~ Horatius

"Because he told the truth, and once you've heard the truth, everything else is just cheap whiskey..."

"We don't rent pigs!"
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Best thread on here in decades. Honestly.
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YESSS!
I'm finally going to stop drinking for good... I'll now only drink for evil.

Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived.
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Confucius say:

Man who go to bed with itchy butt...

Wake up with stinky finger.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 5784413


confucius says:

man who walks sideways through door..
is one day going to bangcock..
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If the ego is what trips us up, and to return to the source, the oneness, is the aim, then why are we here experiencing this reality as separate to begin with?
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If the ego is what trips us up, and to return to the source, the oneness, is the aim, then why are we here experiencing this reality as separate to begin with?
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Just as there is black and white, form and space, sound and silence, there is also the source and "10,000" things.
It echoes.

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