Nintendao

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  1. Volcanoooooo

    Never mind the bollocks. @Earl Grey, sincere blessings to you and yours by whatever grace may be afforded in the trying times.
  2. The Mahāsiddha Field - My first novel

    I love it. The way you've interleaved some sound educations with a uniquely gripping tale. I read part one aloud to my mum this weekend, and she's immediately bonkers for it, sending compliments for your elegantly vivid style. After digesting a bit more I'll surely post in the product reviews. Kudos!
  3. Newby

    Call me crazy, but I've recently decided that Mary of Nazareth has a knack with certain embryos..
  4. I feel like he might be related to Cook Ting!
  5. Would a sage find babies cute?

    holyshit is that a picture of G.Gardner? Looks like he knows how to deal with imps alright. Anyway, there should be an Options > Hide next to the Edit link for any post you’ve made, that will make it invisible to all but mods and urself
  6. 4 rules of living

    Chapter 8, which describes how "The highest good is like water. Water knows how to benefit all things without striving," seems to relate a little bit to all four points of Gentleness, Sincerity, Reverence, and Supportiveness. Another good one for "Let go of the ego," is in Ch. 49, that "The sage is shy and self-effacing," and "has no interests of his own, but takes the interests of the people as his own." Now for the Oprah quote, #3 "Living in the moment brings you a sense of reverence for all of life's blessings," I like the point of view in Chapter 13 that we can "Welcome disgrace as a pleasant surprise. Prize calamities as your own body." Hinting that even when something bad happens, it is still a precious moment of being alive in the first place. ( The DDJ quotes I used are based mostly from the John C.H. Wu translation. https://terebess.hu/english/tao/wu.html and some cross referencing of the traditional Chinese via http://zhongwen.com/dao.htm )
  7. 4 rules of living

    Hi @Mig. It is kind of an interesting prompt to dig around in the actual Daode, and try to reverse paraphrase where some of this might have come from. Over all it's a nice message, but I agree with the sentiment that it's mostly regurgitated amalgamation of perceived themes rather than anything specific. My first impression of #2 "When pure sincerity forms within, it is outwardly realized in other people's hearts," was that is was somehow out of context from Chapter 2 where it says "The world together knowing beauty to be beauty." Maybe Ch. 3 "By not displaying what is desirable, you will cause the people's hearts to remain undisturbed." #4 "Be supportive. Let go of the ego," reminds me of Ch. 27 "Therefore the sage always kindly rescues people," and 28 "Know the masculine, keep to the feminine," where you can be both heroic and humble. I also saw where Taoistic did an article about these kind of quotes. Here's his take on #1 "Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love." As for the framing in a "Four Cardinal Rules" layout, it does appear to be complete bunk typical appropriation of "Ancient Eastern Wisdom." Especially because Buddhism's famous Four Noble Truths, even though that is about different territory dealing with attachment and perception.
  8. simplify

    transistor
  9. 4 rules of living

    I looked up the source credited at the end of the video "The Four Rules Of Living According To Lao Tzu By Matt Caron" http://blog.sivanaspirit.com/sp-gn-rules-of-living-lao-tzu/ So ya that guy smells about as Taosist as a box of organic hemp seed granola and sandalwood incense. Googling the exact wording of each alleged quote brings up a barrage of those memey looking wallpapers with text over some random tranquil scenery. Devoid of any leads as to who actually translated/interpreted what in that particular way. Except for number three. That one is literally from O magazine by Oprah Winfrey!
  10. WW3 2020?

  11. Translation please

    oh, cool! It might be a little past the expiration date now heheh. Perhaps good for polishing dragon scales..
  12. Haiku Chain

    In the world. Come back!!! In heaven. Reincarnate!!! Birth, rebirth, repeat.
  13. Dao Bums Christmas Toast and Roast 2019

    Let all the Trump Talk be forgot, And never brought to mind. Forego the squabbling for naught, For auld lang syne. To cultivate your Dao of De, For now and to all time, Empty your cup and don't forget, To shine an inner smile.
  14. Trump's form of evil