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  1. I'm designing a new logo and I would like to know what the member's opinions are on understanding and orientating the Yin Yang symbol auspiciously. Every orientation seems to be valid in one way or another depending on dynasty and intent and there seem to be many contradictions between scholars. I notice that TDB's logo for the site icon has changed a number of times and that the current incarnation is a very old depiction. May I also ask what was the rationale behind choosing this TDB version? As I understand it there are 3 phases of the Yin Yang. My teacher has told me there is: 1. Something 2. Nothing 3. Emptiness (also known as transition between something and nothing) My teacher also tells me the original YinYang symbol was this... From my own research I have noticed that this pattern (more or less) manifests for me when I'm practicing sun gazing QiGong (although a bit more miasmic than this one ;) In Thomas Cleary's translation of Chang PoTuan's Understanding Reality https://terebess.hu/english/Cleary-Thomas-Understanding-Reality-by-Chang-Po-tuan.pdf he refers to the 3 phases as: 1. Fostering yin whilst repelling Yang 2. Blending yin and Yang 3. Transcending yin and Yang Can anyone help please?
  2. Truth.. how do we separate it from opinions and bias's? When does a preponderance of facts become the truth? Is there absolute truth or shades of grey? Getting very close, but not so much. I suppose our best tools are the Socratic method and basic logic. Truthfully, I have 10 fingers. Not that you can be sure of it, but I do. There are basic truths about my identity. I'm a man, I'm a citizen of the U.S, where I live. I can provide proofs of such. These are small things, but I'm thinking small proofs are like platforms, building on top of each other. Maybe we can get away from bias's and generalizations by keeping known truths stacked on one another. Looking for proofs and internal consistency before adding each building block. Still, nothing wrong arguing opinion, but its important to know we're dealing with opinion and bias's not fact. Course some opinions are more self evident and logical then others. That's one thing I like about Buddhist philosophy; the tendency to keep things self evident and experiential.
  3. The Worst Argument in the World

    Hah! Came across this today. Have never heard of this guy but apparently he published quite a few books in the 80s and early 90s and has his own Wikipedia entry. The Worst Argument in the World This one zinger from Stove reminded me of TTBs own Nietzschean-Materialist-Taoist Marblehead and And here's part of the essay TTB's VMarco should enjoy