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  1. [DDJ Meaning] Chapter 21

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  2. Recent Discoveries About Mao Shan Energy Work and Magic

    This is also my obstacle with many of the Taoist cultivation forms, drawing upon help from higher sources whose purity and authenticity you cannot really confirm. I respect the practice of others, but I prefer to just rely upon the impersonal Tao and my esoteric-atheist bond with nature. I acknowledge the existence of spirits, and have alas met many evil ones, also within the Taoist spectrum. I am deeply (and respectfully) reserved in these matters. Especially because I strongly feel that adding deities and statues to Taoism was an act of lower realms, seeking to harm something pure, independent and harmonious. Allow me to make an extra bow of respect to those who believe and practice otherwise. Kindly, Immortality
  3. Hello, An interesting way of viewing Tao cultivation, quoted from Aviilokín K'shi is a poet ever in pursuit of humility. Due to humble inborn mystical capacities is he able to remember much of his previous lifetimes as a Taoist. Taoism is a form of ancient Chinese mysticism that pursues a harmonious unity with nature. The ancient Taoist path that Aviilokín K'shi remembers was about Taoists not only perceiving the Tao as the divine source of life, but especially as a passageway into nature. In order to understand this, we must see that the Tao is not only the source of life but naturally also the universal essence of all things. Because the Tao is the universal essence of all things, it has a bridging function between all things, as if it enables a neural network to exist between the myriad facets of life. Therefore those who learn to live in compliance with Tao learn to interface with reality, and so become wise and harmonious. Aviilokín K'shi also likes to refer to this quality as transcendental empathy. The meaning of empathy is that one is able to understand another person by being able to place oneself in his or her position. By living in compliance with Tao, one places oneself in the universal essence of all things, thereby attaining an empathic relationship with the truths of life, including the laws and principles of nature. This is where esoteric wisdom such as yoga, qi gong, inner alchemy, the internal martial arts and tantra come from. This means that Aviilokín K'shi is quickly inclined to not pay too much attention to what the ancient Taoists have learned, but rather how they learned. In this manner does he hope that people do not only get the fruit of Tao practice, but also know how to find its roots. Transcendental empathy relies on a state of deep mystical Stillness, a state of being which Aviilokín K'shi likes to express in poetically written fiction, such as Lions of Virtue. He employs a mystical form of writing in which he translates the "patterns of energetic harmony" that he experiences in his deeper mystical unity with Tao and nature into patterns of phonological harmony in speech. To those sensitive enough, this gives his work a mantra-like power that will bring his audience closer to the Tao and natural harmony. I found the author's book, Lions of Virtue, an interesting and creative way of expressing the Taoist state (and way) of being, applying it to an adventurous fantasy scenario that doesn't try to imitate a traditional Chinese setting, but uses the roots of the ancient Chinese Taoist wisdom tradition and applies it to something that feels very unique. Immortality
  4. Is there a metre in Dao De Jing?

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  5. Is there a metre in Dao De Jing?

    Hello everyone, Poetry often contains a metre, meaning a certain patterns of phonetic harmony defines the sentence structure and the choosing of words. I was wondering if this is also the case with Dao De Jing. I might have too difficult a time recognizing whether this is the case or not, as my Chinese is far from sufficient. Thank you, Immortality
  6. A non-introduction

    A human being manifests himself on three levels: mind, body, and speech (communication). All these three qualities give direction to energy. To use one's mind, body and speech to manifest or speak in terms of this or that personal self, one generates an energy that cannot be in attunement with the transcendental Tao, divorcing oneself from its infinite sustenance and its function as a passageway into nature. This causes deep harm to one's vitality, harmony and clarity. Therefore please accept this non-introduction as my introduction. Immortality