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  1. Watching The Birds

    I have identified another mated pair of birds that have been feeding at my place (and probably nesting somewhere in the area). My bird-watcher friends might not believe this but they look exactly like Scarlet Rosefinches. Yes, I know, they are supposed to be in Northern Europe area but this pair must have gotten lost or perhaps there is another species that looks exactly like this one.
  2. Defining the Left and Right

    And let us not forget that it was the peace-loving Democrats who took us to war in Vietnam.
  3. Chapter 11 John Wu THIRTY spokes converge upon a single hub; It is on the hole in the center that the use of the cart hinges. We make a vessel from a lump of clay; It is the empty space within the vessel that makes it useful. We make doors and windows for a room; But it is these empty spaces that make the room livable. Thus, while the tangible has advantages, It is the intangible that makes it useful. English/Feng Thirty spokes share the wheel's hub; It is the center hole that makes it useful. Shape clay into a vessel; It is the space within that makes it useful. Cut doors and windows for a room; It is the holes which make it useful. Therefore benefit comes from what is there; Usefulness from what is not there. Robert Henricks 1. Thirty spokes unite in one hub; 2. It is precisely where there is nothing, that we find the usefulness of the wheel. 3. We fire clay and make vessels; 4. It is precisely where there's no substance, that we find the usefulness of clay pots. 5. We chisel out doors and windows; 6. It is precisely in these empty spaces, that we find the usefulness of the room. 7. Therefore, we regard having something as beneficial; 8. But having nothing as useful. Comments?
  4. A Message From Limahong

    I am posting the following portion of a PM from Limahong at his request and with his permission: Hi All, Thank you very much for your very kind words. I 'left' TDB in the sense that I had deactivated myself and I had sounded out my last TDB post. I am doing it again ~ differently now... I am still a TDB member but on a silent wu-wei mode. I am definitely going to enjoy myself as a silent spectator at TDB. For instance I am now seeing Daemon in a different delightful light. I am still with TDB in spirit ~ humming this... [Legend : True Love = Love for Taoism, Loch Lomond = TDB] I am taking the low road in search of my "wu-wei 101" - through death and rebirth. Take good care - One + All. - Anand
  5. Nietzsche Quotes

    I couldn't find that other thread of Nietzsche so I am starting a new one of his quotes. And the first one is: Insanity in individuals is something rare - but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.
  6. Hello

    Hi Myklan. Welcome. Lots of discussions here for you to get involved in. Have fun.
  7. Vipassana and now kunlun

    Hi rkc. Welcome.
  8. What is spirituality

    For me, spirituality points to my inner essence, my state of mentality regardless of external conditions.
  9. I Think, and Only I

    Well, too bad you aren't impressed with my truths regarding this subject. At least I have some truths that I, myself, have verified.
  10. The Brexit Thread

    Y'all got to leave. The EU must be broken.
  11. I Think, and Only I

    Science also says that bumble bees cannot fly. But they do. Maybe w just don't understand some things in nature?
  12. I Think, and Only I

    While that may be true, all other influences are unqualitative. Cannot be verified or nullified. Therefore only reality counts.
  13. I Think, and Only I

    One thing that led me to my conclusion was that saying "The Devil made me do it." No, no god or devil causes us thoughts. It is our own mind and that is all. Now true, our mind might be screwed up but it are still our own thoughts.
  14. What are you listening to?

    Keep in mind, I'm not average.
  15. I Think, and Only I

    Excellent comments. I am in total agreement with you. (We are responsible for all our thoughts, words, and deeds.)
  16. Chi - how does it feel?

    Good question and could be an interesting discussion. For now I will wait until some of our alchemy friends have commented.

    He was loved by many and will be missed.
  18. New Member

    Hi Alde. Welcome. Glad you found us. " … stillness, observation, and thought." Yes, those are important concepts.
  19. Chinese Soul

    Hi Sanguinario. Welcome. What you speak of is well beyond my capacity.