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#1 BaguaKicksAss

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    老子曰:大丈夫恬然無思,澹然無慮,以天為蓋,以地為車,以四時為馬,以陰陽為禦,行乎無路,遊乎無怠,出乎無門。
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Posted 06 March 2014 - 02:32 PM

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Worth every minute of the 15 minutes practice :D


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"Lao Zi said: Great people are peaceful and have no longings; they are calm and have no worries. They make the sky their canopy and the earth their car; they make the four seasons their horses and make dark & light their drives. They travel where there is no road, roam where there is no weariness, depart through no gate".
老子曰:大丈夫恬然無思,澹然無慮,以天為蓋,以地為車,以四時為馬,以陰陽為禦,行乎無路,遊乎無怠,出乎無門。
- from Wen Zi (Tongxuan Zhenjing) 《通玄真经》, 5th century BC

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 02:44 PM

:D  :D

 

spot on!! 


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Om svabhava shuddha sarva dharma svabhava shuddho 'ham!
Om shunyata jnana vajra svabhava atmako 'ham! 
Om ah hum hra phat!
Om muni muni mahamuni Shakyamuniye svaha! 
  
Appearances are mind, mind is emptiness, emptiness is spontaneous presence, spontaneous presence is self-liberation.
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The objects perceived by sentient beings 

are like the appearance of illusions;

Sentient beings themselves are in the nature of illusion

they all arise through dependent origination. - Nagarjuna


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Posted 06 March 2014 - 02:50 PM

Worth every minute of the 15 minutes practice :D

But that's only fifteen minutes in the "What I really do" position, right?


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Posted 06 March 2014 - 11:09 PM

The genius of this is where this guy is resting.  In the middle of a (proverbial) see-saw! 

 

Me, I tell them that's what I do, but I really do all the other stuff :ph34r: .


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Posted 06 March 2014 - 11:51 PM

Taoists don't do things they don't do better than non-taoists do things they do.   :D

 

E.g.,  Zen buddhists "wash their bowl." 

We don't.

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 11:55 PM

What Taoists should do yin-yang-cats.jpg
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Posted 07 March 2014 - 12:07 AM

What taoists might do

 

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 03:53 AM

I still think that cats are the perfect Taoists.


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Posted 07 March 2014 - 04:36 AM

I still think that cats are the perfect Taoists.

hah, that explains why i have more affinity with dogs then.  :D


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Om svabhava shuddha sarva dharma svabhava shuddho 'ham!
Om shunyata jnana vajra svabhava atmako 'ham! 
Om ah hum hra phat!
Om muni muni mahamuni Shakyamuniye svaha! 
  
Appearances are mind, mind is emptiness, emptiness is spontaneous presence, spontaneous presence is self-liberation.
(9th Karmapa)
 

The objects perceived by sentient beings 

are like the appearance of illusions;

Sentient beings themselves are in the nature of illusion

they all arise through dependent origination. - Nagarjuna


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Posted 07 March 2014 - 08:03 PM

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Edited by Gerard, 07 March 2014 - 10:54 PM.


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Posted 08 March 2014 - 12:01 AM

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Good point


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Posted 08 March 2014 - 03:51 AM

Good point

Some times silence speaks louder than words.


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Posted 08 March 2014 - 08:13 AM

I still think that cats are the perfect Taoists.


Unless they're high, then they become zen masters. My friend put his cat in a big fish tank and lit up marijuana and allowed the smoke to fill up the tank. They let it out later and it just sat there for the entire day without moving an inch :D

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 09:29 AM

Unless they're high, then they become zen masters. My friend put his cat in a big fish tank and lit up marijuana and allowed the smoke to fill up the tank. They let it out later and it just sat there for the entire day without moving an inch :D

Funny but shame on your friend.

 

Catnip will always get a cat moving.


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Posted 08 March 2014 - 02:16 PM

Is there a template online for the 'What my ___ think' photo meme? 

Darin here had a great one on Freemasons.


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    老子曰:大丈夫恬然無思,澹然無慮,以天為蓋,以地為車,以四時為馬,以陰陽為禦,行乎無路,遊乎無怠,出乎無門。
    - from Wen Zi (Tongxuan Zhenjing) 《通玄真经》, 5th century BC

Posted 08 March 2014 - 04:25 PM

We all just make our own :)
"Lao Zi said: Great people are peaceful and have no longings; they are calm and have no worries. They make the sky their canopy and the earth their car; they make the four seasons their horses and make dark & light their drives. They travel where there is no road, roam where there is no weariness, depart through no gate".
老子曰:大丈夫恬然無思,澹然無慮,以天為蓋,以地為車,以四時為馬,以陰陽為禦,行乎無路,遊乎無怠,出乎無門。
- from Wen Zi (Tongxuan Zhenjing) 《通玄真经》, 5th century BC




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