Taomeow

The Dao Bums
  • Content count

    9,395
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    186

About Taomeow

  • Rank
    Dao Bum

Recent Profile Visitors

42,430 profile views
  1. It is known

  2. TDB as an organism

    Thank you. I only know about tulpas from the account of Alexandra David-Neel who encountered a few, learned how to make them, created one and subsequently lost control of it -- the tulpa started gaining independence, evolving, and not in the good direction. She then decided to dismantle it, and found the task very difficult. Took her six months.
  3. Everyone post some favorite quotes!

    "The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently." -- Friedrich Nietzsche
  4. TDB as an organism

    Or a tulpa? "Tulpa is a concept in mysticism and the paranormal of a being or object which is created through spiritual or mental powers. It was adapted by 20th-century theosophists from Tibetan sprul-pa (Tibetan: སྤྲུལ་པ་, Wylie: sprulpa) which means "emanation" or "manifestation".
  5. TDB as an organism

    Indeed. In the beginning it was too wild for me -- I think over a year had elapsed between the time I joined and the time I revisited it next. I remember reading something authored by, who else but ron jeremy (all caps of course in every post) that shocked the hell out of me. About what was presented as a hilarious prank that today would probably get him quite deservedly arrested (if caught) for harassment, assault and bodily harm. Something that involved womens' bathrooms and pepper spray. The boys hooted their happy approval -- serves those bitches right for being women. I didn't think I'd ever feel like discussing anything taoism or not related in that bathroom on that forum and clicked on the bookmark just accidentally a year or so later. No more all-caps. So I started reading. Still smelled of boys' bathroom here and there, and of laudanum elsewhere, but I also caught a whiff of something else and followed my nose. What we have today is not the end result either, just a phase... I hope. I hope the organism survives and doesn't mutate into something entirely unrecognizable. Although who knows.
  6. An opinion or observation of madness

    It's the other way around. Brzezinski is a great starting point for losing one's political virginity for anyone who dares venture beyond the hymen installed by the MSM. Co-founder of the Trilateral Commission with David Rockefeller, he was its director when he selected Carter as a member in 1976. In 2007 he was the one who endorsed Barack Obama. The modus operandi of the Bilderberg Group, of which he was also a member, the Trilateral Commission, or the Council on Foreign Relations is never mentioned for any purposes by his daughter Mika of MSNBC (formerly of CBS) but it doesn't mean it's not worth learning about. Some religious authorities tend to be of the opinion that Sins of Omission are not as heavy as Sins of Commission. I believe they are two sides of the same deadly sin.
  7. An opinion or observation of madness

    Almost, but it's "the dao in the human world has been destroyed," which is me quoting the Yuandao and the Wenzi and what not. The difference is, I don't think the version of the taoist classics attributes destructiveness to the human world. It places the human world on the receiving end of the destruction of the dao rather than among its perpetrators. It is a well-know phenomenon to psychologists: victims of abuse coping with the trauma by identifying with its perpetrators. I believe that's what collectively happened to humanity.
  8. TDB as an organism

    I've been reading up on that probably one and only nutritional experiment, of those available to me, that I have never yet performed on myself: dry fasting. Horrible as it sounds, it appears to have some interesting, albeit highly unorthodox, scientific justifications and some empirical evidence in favor of its benefits, so I decided to educate myself rather than jump to any a priori conclusions. One of the first thoughts crossing my mind in the course of my initial research was, "I should talk to TDB about it." And then I had this strange realization that "talk to TDB" is an idea similar to "talk to John" or "talk to Aunt Anna" or "talk to Howard who is struggling to get on top of his diabetes" or "talk to a bunch of friends the next time it becomes possible to see them at a party table... they'll be very unenthusiastic if I bring it up at the very moment they're stuffing their faces but I'm sure they'll come up with some hilarious reactions." But... "talk to TDB?" Who is TDB? It's not a person and not a group assembled around a common indisputable uniting factor like a turkey on the table or a ball in the game everybody's equally interested in watching. And yet there's these signs that I treat it as a kind of entity, an organism if you will, as an autonomous intelligence of sorts that I somehow can think of talking to about this or that. What kind of organism? John can be such an asshole sometimes. Aunt Anna might interrupt me in mid-sentence and start running her chain of random associations, jumping from subject to subject at a dizzying pace so I can never keep up, nor am interested in keeping up. Howard will probably sulk and come back with something like, "well, I didn't know you thought I was that fat..." and I'll have to apologize for something that only happened in his head (i.e.me calling him fat, which I never did, rather than trying to involve him in my thought process with potential benefits, which is what I did do.) And so on. What kind of organism? A healthy one? Well, we seldom get to choose entities to talk to based on their health. This one in particular is not right in the head at least half the time. A kind one? Depends. A smart one? Sometimes. A cruel one? Sometimes. An indifferent one? Often enough. A belligerent raving raging deranged one? More often than necessary. An evolving one? A devolving one? And so on. I've known it for 15 years, so it's a habitual one. A familiar one, somewhat litter box trained, not entirely feral. What kind of organism did I have in mind when I made a mental note to "talk to TDB?" A baffling one. It would be less baffling if I was a creature of screens, but I'm not. I hate the world of screens. And yet here I am. What kind of organism am I?..
  9. That must be why 1/3 of all hymns in the Vedas are ecstatic praises of ganja. While I never used it either recreationally or in conjunction with cultivation, I did use it medicinally during a period of recovery from an eye problem. It shines in this capacity, nothing else comes close. The OP asked specifically about relaxing the eyes. To scare him away, with warning originating in the "war on drugs" unleashed by the pharma (with whose many blessings it competes too successfully in too many cases), the prison complex (for profit) and the general control impulses toward Big Brother deciding for everyone what they can and cannot do with their bodies is, to my mind, unwarranted. Going back to the OP question: palming is a form of qigong. It was introduced to the West as part of the Bates method for eyesight improvement, but it originates with a qigong practice of that type (albeit a bit more sophisticated in the original). It is also very very efficient if practiced diligently.
  10. An opinion or observation of madness

    Yup. Or as Mark Twain put it, "if voting decided anything, they wouldn't let us do it."
  11. An opinion or observation of madness

    That's exactly it. I could quote six American presidents, from all periods in history, saying essentially exactly the same thing. That's why I despair so much about threads like this one or the alt-right one that went before. No one ever stands in the way of the real evil. Everybody is too distracted hating each other and each other's mascot -in-chief. Which is exactly how the real evil wants it to remain. It also provided everyone with this convenient catch-all label, "conspiracy theory," to safeguard itself from any and all whistleblowers, and everybody, left and right, took to it like fish to water. Brilliant.
  12. simplify

    Gordian knot solution
  13. It is known