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  1. Hello Deepchild, wanted to say hello and welcome to Tao bums. In my opinion, there is nothing inherently "wrong" with being "caught up in hype". Eventually, hype is seen for what it is and this births the new. I know a lot of people hear talk of so many texts and philosophies, methods and practices. It makes my head spin. when I finally found the Tao-Te-Ching, it's voice came soothing and calm. It sang "let go", "be still", "let be". Almost sounds like a Beatles song huh? Anyway, to me it IS about simplicity. There are many verses in the TAO-Te-Ching that could be sited but these came to the surface of my mind at this moment: (1)Practice not-doing, and everything will fall into place. (2)When there is no desire, all things are at peace. (3)Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you. And this one is a personal treasure from verse 48: (4)In pursuit of knowledge, every day something is added. In the practice of the Tao, every day something is dropped. Less and less do you need to force things, until finally you arrive at non-action. When nothing is done, nothing is left undone. Namaste!
  2. Greetings from Ireland

    Right on Brian! Good to have you on board. From Ireland huh? Very cool! Another place I've never been but would love to visit. Look forward to seeing you around.
  3. Hello

    Hi Shishir, I'm new here too, just wanted to say hi. I must admit, that I'm not familiar with any of these practices. Sounds like I'm in need of some exploration time huh? I've seen the term "reiki" & have a friend who was just starting to explore kundalini. I recall him being very moved by his experiences with it. But, "Silva & Kunlun" are new terms for me. That's what I love about life, so many experiences, so many ideas, so many perspectives... it's endless! Hope to see you around!
  4. New Member

    Hey Joe, So I guess that makes you an "old newbie" huh? see ya around!
  5. hello, from the great white north

    Cool! I'm new here too Alex, hope to see ya round. I'm in the states, wish you guys would slow some of those arctic blasts down a bit!!! Burrrrrr
  6. Impressions

    lalalo, Hey, I just joined taobums too so it seems weird to "welcome" you in per-se, but I thought I'd say HI. Hope I see ya around!
  7. New kid on the TAO

    Thanks guys, I appreciate the reply's! Stigweard, I prefer the purity of a warm green revealing a hint of earth hidden within! Thanks for asking! .....and the stream is just perfect for streaming
  8. New kid on the TAO

    Hey everybody, Just poppin in to say HI and introduce myself. I've been looking for a community of fellow Tao lovers to hang with! Not too many people in my circles have even heard of the TAO or anything about it. So I'm glad to have stumbled on this sight. A nutshell history on me starts like this: - Grew up in the midwest US (Oklahoma) - Married my High school sweet heart (still married to her) - Midlife moved to Colorado (nature lover!) - Met some Christians who shared the gospel, feverishly did the born again thing to a pastoral boiling point - went through three year religious/faith crisis, where deep intense study of different religions, philosophies and mythologies ensued. - Became attracted to Buddhist & Hindu literature along with Asian cultural studies, which opened the door to an incidental reading of the Tao-Te-Ching. My first reading of it was an experience like receiving a breath of fresh spearmint while having warm oils poured over my forehead! I knew I had finally come home. It was like a glove custom made for my being. I bought that first copy and have read it over & over. It's depth and companionship has never ceased to amaze me! I recently finished reading "Tales from the Tao: The Wisdom of the Taoist Masters (Eternal Moments) by Solala Towler " and " Relax, You're Already Home: Everyday Taoist Habits for a Richer Life by Raymond Barnett. Both are very good books! I've also read: -The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff - Simple Taoism: A Guide to Living in Balance by C. Alexander Simpkins and Annellen Simpkins -The Tao of Inner Peace by Diane Dreher - Several Books by Alan Watts that introduce Taoist philosophies. If you have any suggestions on good books, I'm all ears! I love to read. I'm a nature nut and have found an even deeper connection with this love through walking meditation. I truly enjoy inviting my kids into this awareness of the miracle! That's about all I know to say right now. I'm just excited to get to meet some of you and hear your journeys Namaste!