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I Like Taoist and Zen Philosophy

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    Spiritual Rant 2 - What upsets us most is not the pain or difficulty we see throughout life, it is the likelihood of it happening, it is the inability to predict the likelihood too...
    AltF4 AltF4 22-25, M 2 Responses May 31, 2013

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    A Single Step - I was raised in an abusive and oppressive Christian household. I was taught that my nature was basically evil and sinful and to deny my natural self. I have...
    littlewrenlost littlewrenlost 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 15, 2013

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    Don'T Mind Me, This Is Just Some Spiritual Rant. - There's a reason why people talk about the ego and why it doesn't exist. There's a reason why people on here love to come onto EP...
    AltF4 AltF4 22-25, M 9 Responses May 26, 2013

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    Anxiety, Depression, and Tao - When I stumbled onto Taoism, I wasn't looking for religion. In fact -- I was looking for relief. You see, for several years I've been doing "research...
    de1eted de1eted 13-15 9 Responses Sep 30, 2010

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    It Is Your Mind That Moves - Two monks were arguing about the temple flag waving in teh wind. One said, "The flag moves." The other said, "The wind moves." They argued back and...
    Vision2Fly Vision2Fly 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 2, 2013

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    Obedience - The master Bankei’s talks were attended not only by Zen students but by persons of all ranks and sects. He never quoted sutras nor indulged in scholastic...
    Vision2Fly Vision2Fly 26-30, M Apr 7, 2013

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    Book Club Invitation - EP Sangha member anya1212 commented on my story “The Blossom Pales in Comparison” with: Is our questioning affected by our past experiences and beliefs...
    gsparky22 gsparky22 41-45, M May 18, 2013

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    I have lived, myself almost 25 years. And I can't say I'm the most solidified human being. Who found zen. And I can't say I know what I'm talking about.. So basically I speak true...
    D862 D862 22-25, M Nov 30, 2013

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    Dancing Evergreen - I checked the number on the incoming call vibrating in my hand. It was a call I was required, by law, to answer twenty-four hours a day seven days a week.I...
    gsparky22 gsparky22 41-45, M Nov 5, 2012

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    Life Right Now - I was thinking about life and the Tao of Pooh.  Yep, I said Pooh.  One of my favorite books.  If you have read it, forgive my explanation.  If not - the whole...
    AKM31 AKM31 36-40, F 3 Responses Jun 26, 2013

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    Qi Time - I am that is all that is now and has ever been in the free space of time. Time now is still and only the movement of Qi in and out, above and below. Each side has its...
    1UNITY 1UNITY 56-60, F Dec 1, 2010

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    The Wisdom of Zengetsu - Zengetsu, a Chinese master of the T'ang dynasty, wrote the following advice for his pupils:   Living in the world yet not forming attachments to...
    MakingPeace MakingPeace 46-50, M 11 Responses May 24, 2008

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    Eckhart Tolle - In Eckhart Tolle’s “The Power of Now” Tolle states the Buddha defined enlightenment as; “The end of suffering”He purposefully tells us only what...
    gsparky22 gsparky22 41-45, M 2 Responses May 27, 2013

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    Love - Love confuses people. The fact that is persists in the face of terrible faults and flaws confuses people. To explain this, people say that love is blind. That is untrue...
    littlewrenlost littlewrenlost 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 15, 2013

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    Zen Learnings 3 - "Knowledge is learning something everyday. Wisdom is letting go of something everyday..."
    blindhorse63 blindhorse63 46-50, M 2 Responses Sep 4, 2012

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    The Balance In Life - To know if balance is the equilibrium of life When I am balanced like a two laggard table Then I will bunch off the wall in all situations If I fall, my fall...
    1UNITY 1UNITY 56-60, F 1 Response Oct 6, 2012

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    Losing My Religion - Or rather, losing what little was there to begin with. I was raised in a traditional Christian Anglican way, church every Sunday and bible stories at bedtime...
    LynnXQ LynnXQ 36-40, F 4 Responses Nov 13, 2012

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    Bigness Through Smallness - I always feel that it is somewhat futile to articulate in words things which should be lived and experienced. But I feel so alive and enriched with what...
    Roselette Roselette 18-21, F 7 Responses Dec 29, 2012

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    My Visit To The Taoist Temple - About two months ago, my 60 year old friend pestered me to visit a Taoist temple because according to him "you need it on your journey to self...
    alexisalex alexisalex 41-45, F 10 Responses May 2, 2011

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    Freedom Leaving Duals Behind - Step into singularity away from minds locked up in the fight of dualitySlow concentration on the breathFollowed by total silenceThe flow of divine...
    1UNITY 1UNITY 56-60, F 2 Responses Sep 27, 2012

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    Like Lime On Trees I - “When we start expecting things to stay the same we fill our wagons with suffering.”   Once we feel secure in our general understanding, to challenge...
    gsparky22 gsparky22 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 28, 2013

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    New Zen Forum Coming Into Being - Hi friends, I apologize for not being around much lately. I've been extremely busy with my classes, final exams and grades, reports to read and...
    MakingPeace MakingPeace 46-50, M 15 Responses Jan 27, 2009

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    The Art of Peace - A few years ago I came across Morihei Ueshiba's classic work "The Art of Peace" online. Ueshiba is the founder of Aikido, probably the most peaceful of the...
    MakingPeace MakingPeace 46-50, M 4 Responses Jan 5, 2008

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    Mind Itself Is Buddha - Mind itself is buddha. Practice is difficult. Explanation is not difficult. Not-mind. Not-buddha. Explanation is difficult. Practice is not difficult...
    IAmNotGryn IAmNotGryn 36-40, M 8 Responses May 6, 2012

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    The Ugly Duckling - The comparative perception of beauty is essentially cruel. The Taoist sage does not differentiate between the beautiful and the ugly. Beauty is beautiful when...
    honeyangel honeyangel 46-50, F 6 Responses Jan 12, 2011

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    Connecting & Letting Go - If I had to summarize what I've learned from Taoist and Buddhist philosophy it's been a deeper understanding of how to let go and connect with life. It's...
    MakingPeace MakingPeace 46-50, M 13 Responses Jan 14, 2008

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    TAO Book Recommendation - “Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching (The Book of the Way) is the classic manual on the art of living. In 81 short, poetic chapters, the book looks at the basic...
    gsparky22 gsparky22 41-45, M 2 Responses May 20, 2013

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    As it happens I likes Taoist and Zen Philosophy not.
    LiShenBao LiShenBao 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 19

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    Sangha Invitation - In my pursuit of further understanding and reduction of suffering I have studied and practiced mindfulness as much as possible on my own over the past year. The...
    gsparky22 gsparky22 41-45, M Apr 20, 2013

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    How Do You Integrate These Philosophies With Your Life In the Outer World? - I have been reading about many ideas in Eastern philosophy and spirituality, and it has changed my...
    Dee67 Dee67 41-45, F 72 Responses Apr 8, 2008

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    The Secret of All Success and Happiness - I am a recent student of Eastern Spirituality and would like to share a quote with you: "How to be at peace now?  By making...
    Dee67 Dee67 41-45, F 11 Responses Apr 5, 2008

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    Awakening from the Illusion of Me - This is a story I shared in another forum, originally, but in the hope that some of you may appreciate it, I will repost it here. I was...
    MakingPeace MakingPeace 46-50, M 30 Responses Mar 16, 2008

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    Zen Mondo - A monk asked Chao-chou, "I have just entered the monastery: please give me some guidance." Chao-chou said, "Have you eaten your rice gruel?" The monk said,"Yes, I've...
    Vision2Fly Vision2Fly 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 2, 2013

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    Breathing - I believe it was D.T. Suzuki who once said (and I'm paraphrasing here): "The only thing you need to know in order to experience zen is to keep a straight back." Because...
    AltF4 AltF4 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 3, 2013

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    Be Right Or Be Kind? Sow Love To Melt Away Anger. - by DR. WAYNE W. DYER Published: July 20, 2010 Saying no to resentment gives us peace. THE 79TH VERSE of the Tao Te Ching...
    honeyangel honeyangel 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 28, 2011

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    Transiting Says: - Transiting Says: You need to be more flexible with your way of thinking Tip: Westerners blah blah blah blah while easteners tend to blah blah blah. Well I...
    TheDaken TheDaken 26-30, M Nov 13, 2012

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    Fearless - A man stands at the base of a tall mountain and upon looking up he can see that the mountain extends beyond the clouds. He has been told it is a treacherous journey and...
    AltF4 AltF4 22-25, M 4 Responses Jul 22, 2013

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    One Size Fits All - I don't always understand the maxims and parables of Zen and Taoism but I do like these philosophies on the whole. Basically they're all about acceptance and...
    DelaneyB DelaneyB 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 13, 2010

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    My Ruminations On A Thought From Gandhi - Gandhi once said: If you don't find God in the next person you meet, it is a waste of time looking for him further. My thoughts are that...
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 6, 2013

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    Is The Glass Half Empty Or Half Full? - No glass. No water. Only mind.
    de1eted de1eted 13-15 4 Responses Sep 26, 2010

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    The Tao - I'm not sure if anyone has posted this here yet, but I liked this interpretation of the "Tao" [by A.S. Kline]   The Tao The Tao is the Vortex. The way to...
    darwinsconfusion darwinsconfusion 56-60, M 19 Responses Dec 8, 2009

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    Who Are You? - It seems a simple question at first glance. Most would simply reply to the question by stating their name.  But if that's who you are, then who were you before...
    metaphylosopher metaphylosopher 22-25, M Feb 1, 2013

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    Blue - "What color is this?" asked the Master, holding a blue cup. "Blue" answered the student. "No. What color is it?" "Blue...?" "No," said the Master. "It absorbs every color...
    blindhorse63 blindhorse63 46-50, M 3 Responses Aug 30, 2012

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    The Cornucopia - The Taopours out everything into life —It is a cornucopiathat never runs dry.and untangles the knots.It glows like the lampthat draws the mothTao exists, Tao...
    klegend0 klegend0 18-21, M 1 Response May 10, 2012

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    The Meaning Of Life? - Life isn't a journey per say. It's like a dance, where the point of the dance is not to reach to one place on the floor to another. It's about enjoying the...
    SimpleFire SimpleFire 16-17, M 2 Responses Apr 11, 2013

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    I Used To Think Zen Monks Were Lazy - I used to think that people like the Amish or Zen monks who have opted out of the modern 21st century lifestyle were either lazy or...
    niceguyinhell niceguyinhell 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 15, 2012

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    Just A Moment In Time. - In all honesty, the majority of my thinking space is cluttered with daydreams, inanities, flights of fancy into the future and reinterpretations of the...
    Roselette Roselette 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 26, 2012

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    Hafiz's Fish - Recently I have been reading a lot of Sufi poetry. I find Sufism elegant and beautiful, and also very aligned with the essentials of Eastern thought. There is a...
    Roselette Roselette 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 23, 2012

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    5 Minutes A Day - While we lay in bed at night, waiting to fall asleep, we could easily spend what could be the best 5 minutes of the day. I wrote the following breathing exercise...
    gsparky22 gsparky22 41-45, M Dec 1, 2012

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    Reposted From Sacred Sexuality - There are not many women who have been fully sexually satisfied. Deeply fulfilled to the core of their being. Touched, soul touched, heart touched...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 3, 2013

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