Mystique Enigma

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  1. Will somebody please convince me?

    A young man caught a small bird, and held it behind his back. He then asked, "Master, is the bird I hold in my hands alive or dead." The boy thought this was a grand opportunity to play a trick on the old man. If the master answered "dead", it would be let loose into the air. If the master answered "alive", he would simply wring its neck. The master spoke, "The answer is in your hands".
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  3. Endless Fascinations of the Ten Thousand Things

    One night Hodja was walking by a well when he had a sudden impulse to look inside of it. To his amazement he saw the reflection of the moon in the water and exclaimed: " The moon has fallen into the well! I must save it somehow!" He looked around a found a rope with a hook on the end of it so he threw it in the well and shouted: "Grab the hook, moon, and hold tight! I'll pull you out!" The rope latched onto a rock inside the well and Hodja pulled back on the rope as hard as he could. Suddenly the hook broke free from the rock and Hodja fell over on his back. Lying there, he noticed the moon high up in the sky above. He heaved a sigh of relief and said: "Well, it wasn't easy, but it's sure a wonderful feeling to know that I've delivered the moon from the well!"
  4. Freedom, free will, causality and chaos

    Freedom is not being tied down to ones mindset, ones belief .....
  5. Help out a skeptical beginner..

    Find out first what part of your life you are unsatisfied with and why ... Everything else is just illusions
  6. Pranayama Question

    In keeping with his doctrine that nothing be taken too seriously, not even his own teachings, the Master loved to tell this story on himself: "My very first disciple was so weak that the exercises killed him. My second disciple drove himself crazy from his earnest practice of the exercises I gave him. My third disciple dulled his intellect through too much contemplation. But the fourth managed to keep his sanity." "Why was that?" someone would invariably ask. "Possibly because he was the only one who refused to do the exercises." The Master's words would be drowned in howls of laughter.
  7. spells that always work

    There is this spell that will always work ... In your mind keep repeating this .... The other guy is an idiot .... If you believe it as you keep repeating it you will begin to think your self as wise.
  8. What are you listening to?

    Listening to a song sung in a language I have no idea about and never heard before but find the music pleasing to my ears
  9. Sitting/Laying Meditation & Falling Asleep

    Meditation is not about closing ones eyes and imagining the Universe... Its more about opening ones eyes and being aware of it ......
  10. what is a real beer and what is illusion?

    Real beer is what you have when you drink it, unreal beer is what you let out when you pee it out .... Strangely its just like wisdom, real when you understand it and unreal when you attempt to speak about it.
  11. UNDENIABLE truths

    Undeniable truth......... Hmmmmmmm You are here to listen to what you want to hear.....
  12. Sri Ramana Maharshi......Silent power?!

    There is this interesting story about Silence and speaking in silence .......... Before he became a hermit. Zarathud was a young Priest, and took great delight in making fools of his opponents, in front of his followers. One day Zarathud took his students to a pleasant pasture and there he confronted The Sacred Chao while She was contentedly grazing. "Tell me you dumb beast," demanded the Priest in his commanding voice, "why don't you do something worthwhile? What is your Purpose in Life, anyway?" Munching the tasty grass. The Sacred Chao replied "MU". (The Chinese ideogram for NO-THING.) Upon hearing this, absolutely nobody was enlightened. Primarily because nobody understood Chinese.
  13. Once I got to really understand.....

    and so a life time is spent on ones understanding ....
  14. Weather

    It was autumn, and the Indians on the remote reservation asked their new Chief if the winter was going to be cold or mild. Since he was an Indian Chief in a modern society, he had never been taught the old secrets. When he looked at the sky, he couldn't tell what the weather was going to be. Nevertheless, to be on the safe side, he replied to his tribe that the winter was indeed going to be cold and that the members of the village should collect firewood to be prepared. Also, being a practical leader, after several days he got an idea. He went to the phone booth, called the National Weather Service and asked, "Is the coming winter going to be cold?" "It looks like this winter is going to be quite cold indeed," the meteorologist at the weather service responded. So the Chief went back to his people and told them to collect even more wood in order to be prepared. A week later, he called the National Weather Service again. "Is it going to be a very cold winter?" "Yes," the man at National Weather Service again replied, "it's definitely going to be a very cold winter." The Chief again went back to his people and ordered them to collect every scrap of wood they could find. Two weeks later, he called the National Weather Service again. "Are you absolutely sure that the winter is going to be very cold?" "Absolutely," the man replied. "It's going to be one of the coldest winters ever." "How can you be so sure?" the Chief asked. The weatherman replied, "The Indians are collecting wood like crazy."
  15. The Tao Bums Chatroom

    i sit there silently and no one comes in. then me and no one have an interesting conversation where nothing is said.