Tao99

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  1. Haiku Chain

    and the dance with death black snake of karma slides low grim reaper knows all
  2. True mastery?

    That's because he was asking a question about Taoism, specifically chapter 48 of TTC. That's about as specifically Taoist a question as it gets. The OP: And you brought up Sri Nisargadatta, who is not a Taoist and is from another school: Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj (birth name: Maruti Shivrampant Kambli) (April 17, 1897[1] – September 8, 1981) was an Indian spiritual teacher and philosopher of Advaita (Nondualism), and a Guru, belonging to the Inchgiri branch of the Navnath Sampradaya. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nisargadatta_Maharaj So you did hijack an obviously Taoist thread with another school's point of view. Thus the moderator was correct. BTW Taoist doctrine disagrees with a lot of your quote. back to topic (I hope) ...
  3. True mastery?

    Sounds to me this says in the thread, not in a post to you. You are now just trying to be insulting with your "You haven't added anything but a pile of pathetic pseudointellectual bullshit". That's not debating a point with counter evidence. That's just spitting out an insult. right back at ya
  4. True mastery?

    Are you being serious? The only point is it wasn't Taoist as is this thread. So it's highjacking a Taoist thread off to another school. And it's confusing because it doesn't disclaim that it is a whole new subject, not Taoism. That's dishonest. It makes no difference if it was buddha, hundu, sufi, or whatever.
  5. True mastery?

    I was talking to OP. Who cares if you heard it before or not? Is it all about you? Are you the arbiter of what can or should be said here? Christ.
  6. True mastery?

  7. True mastery?

    chk pm
  8. True mastery?

    The problem of the Emperor busy-body is one of the most elementary points of Lao Tzu. EVERYBODY KNOWS AT LEAST THAT. hahahahahahahah Spare me your ignorance about Taoism and all things spiritual. Are you even being serious? :lol: G
  9. True mastery?

    Who cares. You missed the point. He isn't Taoist and his quote is pure ignorance from Taoist point of view. So spare me your ignorance, and keep your off topic ignorance somewhere else and not on a Taoist thread. Every line in your quote is opposed by Taoism. hahahahahahahahah Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj (birth name: Maruti Shivrampant Kambli) (April 17, 1897[1] – September 8, 1981) was an Indian spiritual teacher and philosopher of Advaita (Nondualism), and a Guru, belonging to the Inchgiri branch of the Navnath Sampradaya. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nisargadatta_Maharaj
  10. True mastery?

    He (Sri) is not a Taoist. What he says is not Taoist at all. Plus, he is promoting no-self doctrine, the exact opposite of the Shen (spirit) doctrine of Taoism. This is a blatant attempt to high jack an obviously Taoist discussion thread with underhanded, on-the-sly Buddhist doctrine that only confuses guests and members looking for Tao info. You should have started your own Buddhist thread or even better you should have your own Buddhist sub-forum. But please stop highjacking Taoist threads and ruining them.
  11. True mastery?

    TTC 48 translator W.T. Chan 48.1 The pursuit of learning is to increase day after day. The pursuit of Tao is to decrease day after day. 48.2 It is to decrease and further decrease until one reaches the point of taking no action. No action is undertaken, And yet nothing is left undone. An empire is often brought to order by having no activity. 48.3 If one (likes to) undertake activity, he is not qualified to govern the empire.
  12. T.T.C. 13

    Ah, Tzu and Tao, two of my favorite topics. My favorite translator is Wing Tsit Chan. But I also compare him with many other translaters, including Beck Lindauer Blackney LinYutang Bynner Mabry Byrn McDonald Chan Merel Cleary Mitchell Crowley Muller Feng-English Red Pine Ganson Rosenthal Gibbs Ta Kao Hansen Walker Headless Wayism Kiyoashi Wieger LaFargue Legge They all can be found at http://www.wayist.org/ttc%20compared/index.htm This way an English speaker gets a better idea of the differing possibilities as well as similarities. TTC 13 (trans W.T. Chan) 13.1 Be apprehensive when receiving favour or disgrace. Regard great trouble as seriously as you regard your body. 13.2 What is meant by being apprehensive when receiving favour or disgrace? Favour is considered inferior. Be apprehensive when you receive them and also be apprehensive when you lose them. This is what is meant by being apprehensive when receiving favour or disgrace. 13.3 What does it mean to regard great trouble as seriously as you regard your body? The reason why I have great trouble is that I have a body (and am attached to it). If I have no body, What trouble could I have? 13.4 Therefore he who values the world as his body may be entrusted with the empire. He who loves the world as his body may be entrusted with the empire.
  13. The Tao on Wisdom

    Nice topic. However, what might be this pursuit? "The pursuit of learning is to increase day after day. The pursuit of Tao is to decrease day after day." (chap. 48, tr. W.T. Chan)