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  1. Favorite Homegrown Taoist Quotes

    After having studied the Tao Te Ching for a couple of weeks now, I had some thoughts. Given this is an ancient text, I was wondering if anybody on this forum has come up with any interesting quotes with relation to Taoism? I have been thinking a lot to come up with some of my own, my favourite so far follows; "There is life in the lifeless, as there is voice in the voiceless."
  2. Taoism in popular culture

    That's a great idea, keep me updated if begins! It would be interesting to see even just one of somebody's taoism in effect in their lives. I would most certainly like to participate.
  3. Taoism in popular culture

    Thanks for all of your replies! @Marblehead I enjoyed reading my copy of Tao Te Chng, and I'm most certainly going to have it on my desk as a, to coin a phrase, reference book. And after taking a look at the lexicon you shared, I can see that there are many translations, purely as some of those you shared differ from the copy I have. The same message mainly, but different delivery perhaps? And @morning dew, agreed, that would most definitely be a topic I would like to see discussed. I could imagine it being a topic that could have some depth to it.
  4. Taoism in popular culture

    Now, I am new to the world of Taoism, and a lot of things that I have been searching online for such as Taoist principles, how to live as a Taoist etc. have given me several different incarnations of somebody saying 'how to do it "properly" is the antithesis of Taoism', which I get 100%, but, correct me if I'm wrong, everybody could do with a little help along the way. Figuring out how to apply Taoism to their own lives. I certainly do. I have the Tao Te Ching, and I also have The Tao of Nature, also waiting on the Tao of Pooh and the Te of Piglet to arrive, but I was looking for something a little more close to home. Something more relatable perhaps. Anyway, long story short, I stumbled upon this delightful blog post from 2013 entitled 'Top Ten Best Known Taoist Characters', which I found a thoroughly enjoyable read, so I thought I'd share it with you all. Top Ten Best Known Taoist Characters If anybody has any thoughts, or have come across anything that they thought may be worth a look at, or just a moderately interesting read, please feel free to reply! 道安
  5. Good afternoon!

    Good afternoon, I am Paul. I live in Reading, England with my wife of almost a year, Grace. For a long time I have been looking through all religions, reading their texts, searching how they live their life etc. I found no comfort or understanding relating to any of them from my perspective. I recently read a book teaching me a little about Buddhism. I found this the most (excuse the pun) enlightening. Not as something that I think I could follow as a philosophy, but it was certainly getting close. After looking at other Chinese philosophies, ways of life and religions I came across Taoism. This took me way back to my teens when I was studying Wing Chun, and I was a huge Bruce Lee fan, all his movies, all his books. It never struck me then that the philosophy that he followed, I too could follow, or at least my personal version of that. I have been reading the Tao Te Ching, and the Tao of Nature just for some insights, and I really feel like this is a philosophy and way of life that I could follow.