Originally posted by r99pawn77be water my friend!
Tao Te Ching
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Originally posted by shorbockYa, nice introduction to Taoism.
Ok, i stop trolling, it's just so tempting in this forum!
Back to the thread, i've always felt a bit uneasy with the sexism of tao, especially Yin and Yang :
While being complementary,
- yin is feminity ...and passivity, darkness, ghosts, cold, slowness
- yang is masculinity, and activity, energy, sun
Originally posted by karoly aczelWhat basis does Vishva have for asserting the truth of reincarnation? How could he possibly have knowledge about the supernatural so as to be so confident on his high horse? How can anyone assert the truth/existence of anything that is supernatural without being in someway supernatural themselves? The mind is potentially a warren of deception that can conjure false memories and perceptions so individual claims of exposure to the supernatural are not reliable.
Ya, nice introduction to Taoism.
I wonder what vishva thinks about this?
While we must resort to words on this contentous forum, I must remind the readers that I lean towards vishvas views. Sure he's crude, uneducated and downright wrong sometimes, but he's bearing his soul.
Proof? Are you kidding? (Twitehead and the Lord Shark types), you cant p ...[text shortened]... cing to be had for those who leave their intellectual-posturings behind.
Cheers big buddies
Originally posted by r99pawn77Not Tai-Chi, but did a bit of Tai Kwondo, then I got bogged down with studies/procrastination and moved far enough away such that I stopped going (add to that I have the flexibility of a brick). Our instructor Mr Iqbal was great though and I'd like to start up again at some point.
you guys ever try any Tai-Chi? That stuff is just great...
My brother and his wife got into it for awhile. I just ran through a few basic forms....
completely fun and interesting stuff...
maybe hippies are a kind of modern Taoism? You know, just let it all slide....
seems better than all the uptight nonsense going on most of the time...
Originally posted by r99pawn77I suppose my best approximation to this is when I go jogging; There are few worldly matters or stresses that are of concern to me as I nonchalantly take in my surroundings and search myself for new devices to last that little bit longer/jog that little bt faster.
meditation really isn't that hard. Some of the Zen folks recommend what they call "just sitting."
you really just take some time out, just sit in a chair and, you know, just that's it.
well, sort of. The idea is to, you know, just relax and be at peace for a moment...let all that silence work into you.
we are all running around so fast, that j ...[text shortened]... does for me anyway..
but I am a loon, I think I need more help and relaxation than most!!