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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.

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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 ....

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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

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.~
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yeti

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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
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