Toni

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  1. Everyone post some favorite quotes!

    I love this one : "Let God kill him who himself does not know and yet presumes to show others the way to the doors of His Kingdom."
  2. Hi Thks for sharing. I will do it and give you feedback. It seems a very interesting set. When in Taiwan did you learn it?
  3. Hey Have any of you read the book the kybalion? It is a book on hermetic philosophy, and I think it is a good book. But I don't think there are occult teachings within, just general philosophy. It is a good book anyway
  4. Confucious classics translation

    Thanks Zhongyongdaoist for your recommendations. A quote from The Great Learning: "From the Son of Heaven to the common person, for all alike, refining the person is the root. That roots should be disordered yet branches ordered is not possible. That what should be thickened is thin yet what is thin becomes thick has never yet been so. [This is the meaning of “knowing the root.”]" And from the Zhongyong: “Thus it is that great virtue inevitably gains its proper position, inevitably gains its proper stipend, inevitably gains its proper fame, inevitably gains its proper longevity."
  5. Neiye - Introduction - Multi-authors

    I also find him interesting. He has more articles on daoism. In one he discusses the importance of altruism in daoism. He knows the tradition well
  6. Videos of strange forms of healing

    if he wasn't horny then that man is a god :D:D:P:P
  7. Neiye - Introduction - Multi-authors

    I think we should take more seriously what buddhists and daoists teach: ideas and concepts are empty, and theories too. So we better forget them
  8. Neiye - Introduction - Multi-authors

    very nice text, I didn't even know about it, thanks for sharing The form of the heart is Spontaneously full and replete, Spontaneously born and complete. It loses this form through care and joy, pleasure and anger, desire and profit-seeking. If are able to rid itself of care and joy, pleasure and anger, desire and profit-seeking, the heart returns to completion. The sage adapts with the times but is not transformed, follows along with things but is not moved by them. He is able to be balanced and tranquil and so he is settled. Not letting things disrupt the senses; not letting the senses disrupt the heart – such is called inner grasping.
  9. Train, train and train... Anyway I would suggest you abdominal breathing in qigong and meditation
  10. Everyone post some favorite quotes!

    To avoid all evil. To cultivate good. To cleanse one's mind -this is the teaching of the Buddhas (Dhammapada) The sage are not selfish, they act for the good of others (Tao te king) The best indication of spiritual progress is the gradual diminution of obscuring passions and selfishness
  11. Similarities among religions

    The importance of ethics is common to many religions. Unfortunately we have forgotten its importance today
  12. Gospel of Thomas

    (56) Jesus said, "Whoever has come to understand the world has found (only) a corpse, and whoever has found a corpse is superior to the world." Good one, like the buddhists talking of emptiness and illusion. So wise this sentence (86) Jesus said, "The foxes have their holes and the birds have their nests, but the son of man has no place to lay his head and rest." So it seems we have no peace, always uneasy! Calm down! (89) Jesus said, "Why do you wash the outside of the cup? Do you not realize that he who made the inside is the same one who made the outside?" Don't forget your soul
  13. Amature needs help! Dan tien tips?

    Good question. What are you practicing?
  14. How to progress in my practice??

    I am.planning a trip to Taiwan. I guess there are some good masters there
  15. How to progress in my practice??

    I haven t find it