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  1. What made YOU laugh today/tonight ?

    In contrast, anti-Semitism and anti-Islamism are usually not so openly professed.
  2. Hello from Greece!

    Hi Andreas. Welcome to the forum.
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    Thank you very much for elucidating, it is a very ingenious translation. However, I prefer to use the oldest available text (MWD A). Your version does not comply with MWD A, which: 1j splits up the characters in a different way: 道 可 道 也 非 恆 道 也 名 可 名 也 非 恆 名 也 http://www.daoisopen.com/downloads/CC1.pdf 2) uses 恆 恆 was the name of a later emperor. The taboo on the use of the emperor’s name, resulted in the substitution 常
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    Could you please post your current translation of the characters of the first line? (I posted my latest version in the post above).
  5. Spotting a fake master

    @Apech I have put you on my ignored users list.
  6. Spotting a fake master

    sex and money A real master does not have sex with you, full stop. A real master does not demand much money, just the normal entertainer fees.
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    The guard at the gate asked Laozi to write down his teachings, in reply, Laozi started with: 道 可 道 也 - As for the teachings that I [Laozi] can express, 非 恆 道 也 - they go against the customary teachings. 名 可 名 也 - As for the morals that I [Laozi] can express, 非 恆 名 也 - they go against the customary morality.
  8. The chakra system is genderless

    This picture seems to have a chakra! 內 經 圖 nei4 jing1 tu2 - inner scripture picture picture at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neijing_Tu
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    panta rhei (πάντα ῥεῖ) "everything flows" (Heraclitus)
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    ‘grandiosity’ & ‘depression’ are two sides of the same coin. No worries, you will find the middle way. Be well.
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    Yes. Reminded me of this quote: ”It’s not to say that these things didn’t haunt me, because they did. I just stopped them from haunting my son’s childhood. He was 37 when he finally learned the full story. … During that phone call, … he kept repeating ‘you were so normal’ … To me, this was one of my greatest accomplishments in life.” (she survived an attack by Ted Bundy)
  13. Dao Bums (here i am)

    I’m in the same country.
  14. The chakra system is genderless

    The 3 dantien do correspond with the 3 basic chakras. Yes, the chakras in a female body rotate anti-clockwise, and in the male body, clockwise.
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    Indeed. Like the first line of the DDJ. If the Dao cannot be expressed, then “who would write a useless book”! https://www.thedaobums.com/topic/55433-do-you-need-to-learn-chinese/?do=findComment&comment=1022024 https://www.thedaobums.com/topic/55124-you-and-wu-in-chapter-one/?do=findComment&comment=1014660