Wayist

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  1. Last evening I tried to write a post in the Dao de Jing/Tao te Ching section. As I typed one word would disappear, and another word would take it's place. Letters would be dropped. Could you please help me with this? Thank you! Wayist
  2. Thanks Steve, I'll keep you informed of any other technical issues. Peace, Wayist
  3. I tried to get a conversation started up here about Lao Zi, the human man. Yes, I know that religious Daoist's, revere him as "a god". I think that Lao Zi would be revolted by this kind of thinking. If he (Lao Zi) really lived in "The Warring Period", and was a Court Librarian, and perhaps some sort of "shaman" (which I don't necessarily believe in,but Im not closed minded to the *possibility* of this either). But you did not ask about this, but about how the Lao Zi (Or the DDJ/TTC) affects my own life. I'll just point to WATER, it always flows to the point that it needs to be. I used live in a Valley, another very Daoist (Dao de Jing) kind of place. Water collects there (in my case with the aid of human beings). What does it teach us "to be like water"? How are we like "the uncarved block"? I try to find these substances/or "places", in my own human life. It takes searching, looking at 'The Way' that might be for me. So, it's both in the written DDJ/TTC and in the commentary of olden, or modern, Daoist's that might affect me. If they do, I take those teachings and apply them to my own life. Or I try to. If you have more questions, I'll try to answer them. If I can. Peace, Wayist
  4. https://www.amazon.com/dp/0994978162/ref=olp_product_details?_encoding=UTF8&me=. Have any of you read this translation/commentary of the Dao de Jing? I've got it ordered, I read some online, and it sounded great! Peace, Wayist
  5. Hello, New Member Here

    Hey Daniel! Good to hear from you! :-)
  6. Hello, New Member Here

    Hello, I'm new here, and I'd like to discuss Lao Zi as a real historical person. This has probably been discussed before here, but maybe we can discuss it again, I hope so anyway. I've read several versions of the Tao te Ching (Dao de Jing) , but I'm still learning about modern Daoism, and all of it's forms. I'm not sure what else to say, but I hope to be a good student. I like to learn, and I'm interested in what all of you believe too. OK, thanks for having me here! Peace, Wayist
  7. Yes I too, have this reaction of the DDJ being "a therapy book". You need to get Centered, or you've had a tough day, read the DDJ or TTC, and get to where you need to be. Yes for sure, I've experienced this! Peace, Wayist
  8. Yes thelerner, I read the first chapter of the DDJ, and I thought: "This is perhaps the most beautiful 1st Chapter to the DDJ, that I've ever read!" So, we definitely agree on this! :-). Peace, Wayist