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22nd June 2004

shirono10:10pm: A Taoist discussion Community
I am a Taoist who has been studying on and off for 3 years. I've been studying the Tao Te Ching very thoroughly now and I have been looking to dicuss it regularly. I've searched many communities and none of them seem to be very active, or have many members.

So, I have established the living Tao, in which I will post passages regularly (or you too can post passages) to discuss. I've learned much from the Tao, so I hope to learn a lot from the rest of you also.

http://www.livejournal.com/community/living_tao/

Please visit and comment. I'd like to discuss the passages, the way itself, or favorite translations. Sometime soon I'd also like to discuss the Yin and Yang. Feel free to comment and suggest!

I hope this community will be different than others because I will be updating it regularly.. Please make this community a great one with me!

Thank You,
-Shirono (the White one)

By the Way, I apologize for the mass amounts of crossposting.

14th June 2004

knightofthesun7:20am: mmm :)Collapse )

18th May 2004

unknownunknown011:44am: THE ONLY THING THAT MATTERS
IS THE DIVINE PRESENCE OF GOD IN ALL.
LET GO,
HERE IS GOD.
NO CANDLE CAN ILLUMINATE DARKNESS
WITH DARKNESS,
NOTHING MORE.
THE MEANING OF LIFE IS LOVE.
OUR PURPOSE IS TO LOVE.
IN LOVE ALL IS COMPLETE
AND THERE IS NO NEED FOR ANYTHING
NO DOUBT, PAIN OR ACTION
BECAUSE ALL IS CONTENT
IN A GOD-LIKE DIVINE SILENCE
OF FULFILLMENT.
THERE IS NO NEED FOR WORDS,
THERE IS ONLY THIS MOMENT
AND A JOURNEY AS THIS UNFOLDING MOMENT
WHICH CONNECTS ALL THINGS, IS ALL THINGS,
AND IS NOTHING.
QUESTIONS DONE. QUESTIONS GONE.
ENJOY THIS JOURNEY.
ENJOY THIS MOMENT
THAT YOU ARE.
I AM GOD.
GOD IS ALL.
NOTHING MATTERS,
ALL NOTHING,
ACCEPTANCE.

IF GOD IS LOVE
AND LOVE IS ALL THINGS
GOD IS AN EMOTION.
I AM ALL.
IN THE ILLUSION OF QUESTIONS,
NONATTACHMENT IS THE ANSWER
AND THE QUESTION.
FOR DOUBT THERE IS
A SIGH, A FORGETTING,
AN A-HA.
NOTHING MATTERS,
GOD IS ....

11th May 2004

immoralusername8:52pm: New Taoism Community
just started tao_talk

(yes, it's a joke, talkin' about the tao)

come join & help make it what you want it to be!





the lj user formally known as rawdolphin

21st April 2004

iamtheyeti4:30pm: with love comes creation,
in doing not doing
great things are done.

another way of saying,

we're having a baby!

14th April 2004

knightofthesun9:17pm: what a delight it would be to learn little things about oneself in watching raindrops trickle down a fern or a baby plantling poke into the world or a butterfly as it first emerges into the world

3rd March 2004

iamtheyeti10:13pm: heh,this community is quiet. as a good taoism community should be i suppose. how can you describe the indescribable?

17th December 2003

xsleeperx11:50pm: Love
When your mind becomes motionless
and the brilliant eyes of the peaceful mind
take a straight look down into the depth of your heart
you will see the life-force pulsating and thriving
in the warmth of pure love.

As you experience this pure love
what we all call "heart"
beams of light will begin to radiate from the center of it
for heaven is there in eternity.

If you can release this radiance of love
and allow it to flow through you,
your heart will become light.
The spirit will get liberated into the air
and then, from a place of inner stillness
you will know what it would be like
to be an eagle and soar in the evening skies.

And most of all,
you would understand
what it would be like
to be perfectly sane.~
Current Mood: loved

8th November 2003

iamtheyeti10:16pm: love is energy

not created or destroyed

only transformed

14th July 2003

iamtheyeti6:08am: fear,
of the ocean
has given way
to respect

curiousity
slowly
turning to
love

there's a rhythm
to the ocean waves
a living,breathing pulse
as each wave is born,
rises,
falls,
and eventually dies
upon the shore

liquid love

when i'm out there
on the waves
i'm there,
and no where else

living the
tao of now

not looking
at the universe
from afar

rather an
intimate part
of the process

the everlasting
ebb and flow
Current Mood: loved

15th June 2003

iamtheyeti5:38am: dao now brown cow
find love...

and you have found the "way"
Current Mood: indescribable

7th June 2003

iamtheyeti12:27am: excerpt from the Tao of Relationships by Nancy Poitou

"Tao means the “path” or the “way.” Tao is the way of ultimate reality, it exceeds all thoughts and imaginings, known only through mystical insight. Though words fall short, aspects can be described as both transcendent and immanent it is the way, the power, and the ordering principle of all life. Spirit that does not end, it is the graceful, flowing and infinite. The Tao is the way human beings can order their lives to be in harmony with the way the universe functions. It is the paradox and mystery of the universe. Like love. A paradox of being in harmony with rather than striving for specific outcomes."
Current Mood: calm

6th June 2003

iamtheyeti9:48am: a quote from "still life with woodpecker" by tom robbins on how to make love stay:

"when the mystery of the connection goes,love goes."

a thought on marriage:

"marriage is the acknowledgement of the bond love has created. it is not the bond itself."

and some quotes from commentaries in the i ching:

"her eyes were the most beautiful poem i'd ever read."

"if one loses his balance in the name of love,then that way of loving is unhealthy."

"possessiveness or attachment degrades the sublime state of our love."

"being spiritually linked is the source of our happiness."

"the enlightment of love exists in each moment."

"our love is as free as the blowing wind,and as enduring as a flowing river."
Current Mood: sleepy
iamtheyeti9:31am: thoughts on love
Love is:

caring and sharing,
creative and receptive,
respectful,
understanding,
without desire,
impartial,
non-competitive
having no expectations,
allowing life to grow and change,
intimacy,
trusting,
natural,
harmonious,
acceptance.
Current Mood: happy
iamtheyeti9:21am: The Beginning is the End is the Beginning is the End is the Beginning...
"See the world as yourself,
Have faith in the way things are,
Love the world as yourself,
Then you can care for all things."
-Lao Tzu,Tao Te Ching,Chapter 13
Current Mood: loved
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