Mystique Enigma

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  1. Chat Room

    I wonder why i never find anyone in the chat room. Then i give up wondering and just enjoy the silence of the chat room
  2. Gift of Insults

    There once lived a great warrior. Though quite old, he still was able to defeat any challenger. His reputation extended far and wide throughout the land and many students gathered to study under him. One day an infamous young warrior arrived at the village. He was determined to be the first man to defeat the great master. Along with his strength, he had an uncanny ability to spot and exploit any weakness in an opponent. He would wait for his opponent to make the first move, thus revealing a weakness, and then would strike with merciless force and lightning speed. No one had ever lasted with him in a match beyond the first move. Much against the advice of his concerned students, the old master gladly accepted the young warrior's challenge. As the two squared off for battle, the young warrior began to hurl insults at the old master. He threw dirt and spit in his face. For hours he verbally assaulted him with every curse and insult known to mankind. But the old warrior merely stood there motionless and calm. Finally, the young warrior exhausted himself. Knowing he was defeated, he left feeling shamed. Somewhat disappointed that he did not fight the insolent youth, the students gathered around the old master and questioned him. "How could you endure such an indignity? How did you drive him away?" "If someone comes to give you a gift and you do not receive it," the master replied, "to whom does the gift belong?"
  3. 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".
  4. Taoist Sites, Blogs and Links
  5. 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!"
  6. Freedom, free will, causality and chaos

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

    Find out first what part of your life you are unsatisfied with and why ... Everything else is just illusions
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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
  11. 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 ......
  12. 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.
  13. UNDENIABLE truths

    Undeniable truth......... Hmmmmmmm You are here to listen to what you want to hear.....
  14. 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.
  15. Once I got to really understand.....

    and so a life time is spent on ones understanding ....
  16. 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."
  17. 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.
  18. the Other Heart

    The young disciple was such a prodigy that scholars from everywhere sought his advice and marveled at his learning. When the governor was looking for an adviser, he came to the Master and said, "Tell me, is it true that the young man knows as much as they say he does?" "Truth to tell," said the Master wryly, "the fellow reads so much I don't see how he could ever find the time to know anything."
  19. What if the universe was to end?

    If you believe you have another moment to live let alone 2 weeks, you must be enlightened ..... But then again, it is a belief. One can spend a life time on a belief
  20. Nasreddin and The Wise Men

    The philosophers, logicians and doctors of law were drawn up at Court to examine Nasreddin. This was a serious case, because he had admitted going from village to village saying: "The so-called wise men are ignorant, irresolute and confused." He was charged with undermining the security of the state. "You may speak first," said the King. "Have paper and pens brought," said the Hoca. Paper and pens were brought. "Give some to each of the first seven savants." They were distributed. "Have them separately write an answer to this question: "What is bread?" This was done. The papers were handed to the King, who read them out: The first said: "Bread is a food." The second: "It is flour and water." The third:" A gift of God." The fourth:" Baked dough." The fifth:" Changeable, according to how mean 'bread'." The sixth:"A nutritious substance." The seventh:"Nobody really knows." "When they decide what bread is," said Nasreddin, "it will be possible for them to decide other things. For example, whether I am right or wrong. Can you entrust matters of assessment and judgment to people like this? Is it or is it not strange that they cannot agree about something which they eat each day, yet are unanimous that I am a heretic?
  21. That's right:

    The Mullah was a judge and arbitrator in a dispute. First the advocate of the first side gave an eloquent discourse advancing his claims. The Mullah who had been listening intently agreed and said, "That's right." Next it was the other advocates turn and he was just as erudite. Once more the Mullah agreed adding, "That's right." His clerk listening to the Mullah's pronouncements commented, "They can't both be right." The Mullah agreed by saying, "That's right!"
  22. Why is the sage so useless?

    One tends to speak out of Knowledge (learning of experiences of others) and Experience (learnings of experiences of others). Rarely is there really any application of mind or have i gotten that wrong and there is way too much application of mind ??? Must be why ignorance is bliss... ahh well
  23. what is reality and what is illusion ?

    When stomach is full, pooping has a very high possibiity of being a reality. Thinking of doing so or not is an illusion.
  24. How do we know what's yin and what's yang . Really.

    Thoughtfulness People Come, People go All they seek Is what they already know Their life seems so centered Around them self’s they live Never do they stop for a moment On & on they go Seeking the light of Wisdom Closing their eyes to the world They always portray an image Of what they think of the world Were they to stop & listen To the silence within them self’s The world would open in abundance To the Universe that exist in their heads An illusion of their life would reveal The greatest truth of the mind A breath taken in awareness A breath taken divine
  25. Question on Secret of the Golden Flower

    its amazing how much humans struggle to do what comes naturally i.e. Breathe... Ahhh well