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  1. Analects of Confucius

    I haven't read the Analects of Confucius; can someone tell me a little about them? All I know about Confucianism is what I read from the Zhuangzi and the, now I don't know what to think about Confucianism...Isn't there a lot of ritualism or something? Like you have to mourn the death of a dead family member for exactly four years after they died? Which is ridiculous, imo. Also, I read this article by Robert Anton Wilson ( - and this was before he took psychedelic mushrooms and got into Crowley) and he was saying that there's a chapter in the Analects about how the Taoists are crazy and that that chapter was written by a Taoist - what chapter is that? And what would a Taoist be doing writing in the Analects of Confucius? But, then again, why would a Taoist do anything? Tao only knows (ha - get it!)...
  2. Wei Wu Wei anyone?

    Wei Wu Wei - I love that man! The way that he writes is so simple and so clear!
  3. Howdy y'all!

    I'm glad I found these forums - I'm really interested in talking about the Tao! Anyways, in this introduction, I'm supposed to talk about who I am...I don't know who "I" am, but who I is some weird guy interested in all things Eastern and Erisian. I is interested in these things, because he found the Way of Zen by Alan Watts in his college library. And that book thoroughly turned his world around until he realized that Alan Watts was preaching Alan Watts, not Zen or Taoism or Vedanta or Buddhism. So, I went to his library and bookstores reading all sorts of weird things - anything from Bankei to Nagarjuna to Robert Anton Wilson - until he had found the three Taoist classics: the Daodejing, the Zhuangzi, and the Liezi. Those three guys, they spoke to him. So he has been reading and analyzing and studying those texts for the last couple of years and because he has a question and would like to talk about the Tao, he has come to these forums. Other than that, I likes good music, strong alcohol, loud guns, cute kittens, and he especially likes those four things combined.