Samurai Mountain man

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About Samurai Mountain man

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  1. Temples on High Mountain Peaks and on Steep Cliffs - Why?

    Ultimately, it's always because of the view. I mean, who wouldn't want to wake up to the mountain breeze and look at the rising sun in the horizon, shining it's light upon all of creation?
  2. Do you live by your ideals/values?

    I try to live by my values yes, but I have discarded my ideals. That is maybe because I am flawed and foolish. I value compassion, flexibility, sacrifice, preservation, kindness, balance. I fail plenty of times but it don't matter how many times I fall of the path, the path there always remains and i can get back on it.
  3. The Yellow Emperor

    Im going to have to watch that video some other time because I can't hear it right now.
  4. Your deities?

    Worshiping isn't how I roll.
  5. Let us be skydogs

    May 20th 1991; that makes me what, a metal goat?
  6. A bit of fun...which Taoist said this?

    I can do that too! "He said to them, “But now if you have a purse, take it, and also a bag; and if you don’t have a Tao, sell your cloak and buy one.” "Do not think that I came to bring peace on Earth; I did not come to bring yin, but Yang. For I came to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law; and a man's enemies will be the members of his household. He who loves father or mother more than the Tao is not worthy of Tao; and he who loves son or daughter more than Tao is not worthy of Tao. And he who does not take his straw dog and follow Me is not worthy of Tao. He who has found his life will lose it, and he who has lost his life for My sake will be immortal." erm... that might not have worked as intended.
  7. Taoism or Taoism?

    In my own voice, this I tell you: It might seem that way but nothing is mutually exclusive within the Tao and the Tao is All-ecompassing. One of the most basic concepts a Taoist has to realize is that there's yang within yin and Yin within Yang and so forth... they're opossites but they're both part of each other as much as they're part of a whole. But that's the philosophical, sublime note on your question. There's a lot more (or actually, a lot less the case being) to religious Taoism. Sadly however; I can't offer you a scholar's take on "Religious" Taoism because I don't know nearly enough about it to be accurate enough. Some other bum im sure will humbly help soon enough, Cheers! Oh and it's good to be back you guys! it's been a while.
  8. Child-like wonder of the world

    Remembering positive past experiences feels good because it's a tiny part of the original feeling. Resurrecting one's childhood is invigorating, takes you back to time less complex and troubled. That's my take
  9. Child-like wonder of the world

    I don't know if chi can help, but child-like wonder comes from experiencing new things which you're largely ignorant off so as to use your imagination to fill the blanks. Or experiencing stuff you've fantazsized about. Y'know, there's no time like the first time, even if it wasn't as good as it could have been. Might want to consider going on vacation at Mexico and visiting The cave of crystals, if that doesn't amaze you into a child-like state then you've been jaded beyond repair by your routine. Might want to check the Aurora borealis too.
  10. The Taobums conspiracy to steal your spiritual energy

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  11. Vegetarians...what is your breakfast, lunch and dinner like?

    It's not that I don't like them, it's just that you know; enough's enough. Like rice. Curious thing happened today I was eating my mom's delicious pasta (Original Italian homemade style salsa) and I got a few forks into it when I suddenly found myself disgusted and had a near-vomit experience. Last time this happened I became sick to my stomach, bloated with gas as if something was rotten within me. Very unpleasant, could my body be rejecting the delicious pasta? why? I was fine this morning.
  12. Greetings!

    You can learn all you want about taoism, the practices, the traditions, origins and "theories" but learning Tao is a different sort of thing, I don't think you can learn Tao from anyone, all they can do is help you forget what you think you know and realize the Tao that's already within and arround you. Forget what you know, and it'll become clear. Reject your own wisdom and you'll double it. Forsake your wealth and you'll find value. Breathe in, breathe out;two opposite actions, always part of the same principle.
  13. The Taobums conspiracy to steal your spiritual energy

    Flo got arround snorting a rainbow I'm sure. It open's your third eye and you end up seeing through the Reptilian's disguise.
  14. The Pearl

    As a form of astral projection; yes? it's like immortality in the sense that the current self at the time of death will not dissolve into the greater form of conciousness lying beneath the world. Or something.
  15. Forsake knowledge

    Yes, two meanings. Each meaning being the exact opposite of the other. Sound familiar? where have I heard of such ambivalence!