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Brilliant. I've always classified Taomeow in terms of same planet, different world. A person of rare knowledge and experience who sees and interprets the world in a way vastly different then most. Beyond excellent scholarship, she walks the Taoist/shamanic path.

 

Its not just clear explanations of hard questions like the nature of ghosts and immortals, but from seemingly mundane question like 'What's your favorite color', comes lessons and insight.

 

Thank you very much for taking the time to answer.

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Thank you! Since joining this forum, I have come to realise that you are one to learn from and this interview reinforces this!

 

Clear explanations, rational with no superstitious crap.

 

I will need to read this again as some things you speak about I know nothing about but the majority of things here bring me relief, knowing that there are many things we are on the same wavelength with.

 

You hold the elaborate answers to what I have dipped in to :)

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You hold the elaborate answers to what I have dipped in to :)

 

well put. We're all very lucky to have Taomeow here and double lucky that she's so generous with her knowledge.

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FYI All.

 

Per my recent request to have background questions for all new interviews, we added a section in the original post above as:

 

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Background Questions

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Many thanks to Taomeow :)

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awesome.

 

the part about coincidences. they are especially interesting to me as they have been occurring a lot since I started my journey.

 

Like a sign from the universe that one is on the right path. That the universe has some magical operation that defies one's human understanding.

 

The bit about destiny is intriguing also. .

 

It would seem Buddha himself was quite restless throughout his journey. Like there/their was something strongly pushing on him. Probably a psychologically agonizing experience.

 

In my experience someone with this destiny phenomenon would progress extremely slowly, probably recklessly falling into every trap, but with sincere intention getting back up.

 

Took Buddha 6 years (i guess). pretty long time?

 

Wang Liping, didn't have this urge i think, he was more pushed into training. But, how could he? Most likely not even knowing about the existence of enlightenment during his training, because his masters were so clever.. they saved him many hardships and fostered a foundation for powerful meditations. Buddha on the other hand NEEDED enlightenment, so his meditations probably less quality.

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    Background Questions

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Hello Taomeow,

 

I'm curious what you think about the idea of Destiny?

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To all who were kind enough to lend me your ears (eyes):

THANK YOU. :wub: :wub: :wub:

 

 

Hello Taomeow,

 

I'm curious what you think about the idea of Destiny?

 

Hi MNN,

 

I subscribe to the 40-40-20 taoist view of destiny:

40% is written in the stars and can't be changed by an individual;

40% is the field of application of free will of the individual;

20% is left to chance, unpredictable, and can't be foretold or pre-planned even by gods.

 

An example of the first 40%: you have/don't have an older brother.

 

Of the second 40%: you marry Mary or Jane.

 

Of the remaining 20%: the God of Longevity walks along the road carrying a peach tree branch with a few peaches from the tree of immortality which Xi Wangmu gave him after they had a nice chat at Jade Emperor's recent picnic. Two poor village boys walking in the opposite direction bow to him respectfully as they pass, and his heart warms up to them because of that and because he's in a good mood. "Wait," he calls after them. "Come here." The boys approach, he splits one of the peaches in two and gives each a half. "Here, a treat for you," he chuckles, and proceeds on his way.

 

The boys eat the peach and immediately find themselves in the palace of the Jade Emperor among gods and immortals. "Who are these boys?" everybody wonders. "They look way too young and stupid to have cultivated to immortality. What are they doing here?" The Jade Emperor frowns and says, "Let's find out." He opens the great Book of Destiny and checks all the entries for this particular millennium, year, day, hour, minute. "Oh... oops... I see, that's how it happened... well... yeah, they're here by accident, they absolutely don't deserve to be here, but now that they're here I can't kick them out, this accidental encounter they had a minute ago is already in the book. We'll have to let them stay."

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To all who were kind enough to lend me your ears (eyes):

THANK YOU. :wub: :wub: :wub:

 

 

 

Hi MNN,

 

I subscribe to the 40-40-20 taoist view of destiny:

40% is written in the stars and can't be changed by an individual;

40% is the field of application of free will of the individual;

20% is left to chance, unpredictable, and can't be foretold or pre-planned even by gods.

 

An example of the first 40%: you have/don't have an older brother.

 

Of the second 40%: you marry Mary or Jane.

 

Of the remaining 20%: the God of Longevity walks along the road carrying a peach tree branch with a few peaches from the tree of immortality which Xi Wangmu gave him after they had a nice chat at Jade Emperor's recent picnic. Two poor village boys walking in the opposite direction bow to him respectfully as they pass, and his heart warms up to them because of that and because he's in a good mood. "Wait," he calls after them. "Come here." The boys approach, he splits one of the peaches in two and gives each a half. "Here, a treat for you," he chuckles, and proceeds on his way.

 

The boys eat the peach and immediately find themselves in the palace of the Jade Emperor among gods and immortals. "Who are these boys?" everybody wonders. "They look way too young and stupid to have cultivated to immortality. What are they doing here?" The Jade Emperor frowns and says, "Let's find out." He opens the great Book of Destiny and checks all the entries for this particular millennium, year, day, hour, minute. "Oh... oops... I see, that's how it happened... well... yeah, they're here by accident, they absolutely don't deserve to be here, but now that they're here I can't kick them out, this accidental encounter they had a minute ago is already in the book. We'll have to let them stay."

 

So far in my own experience, I can see how this way would be accurate.

 

The life situations I was born into play a certain hand. Then, what I do with those can drastically change the outcome.

 

Then, there are more...random events. Such as befriending one person, who happens to know someone who knows someone who's teacher is your future cultivation teacher...

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It is a sci-fi novel, it relies on the wuxing theory for its underlying machinery propelling the plot, and it concerns itself with time travel made possible and necessary by some principles embedded in the I Ching.

 

" In 1949, (Kurt Godel) demonstrated the existence of solutions involving closed time-like curves, to Albert Einstein's field equations in general relativity. He is said to have given this elaboration to Einstein as a present for his 70th birthday. His "rotating universes" would allow time travel to the past and caused Einstein to have doubts about his own theory."

 

(Wikipedia, "Kurt Godel")

 

 

Call me wacky, but my guess would be that UFO's are time ships, folks from Earth's future are visiting. The ships move in ways impossible to our physics because they move in time as well as space. The folks from the future, I believe, come back out of compassion.

 

Why would aliens travel across billions of light years to disable a bank of nuclear missiles in North Dakota, or others in the Soviet Union? Don't think they would.

 

Say, aren't we lucky considering all the stories of accidents and near-misses, that we haven't blown our planet to bits yet...

 

Looking forward to the book, Taomeow!

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" In 1949, (Kurt Godel) demonstrated the existence of solutions involving closed time-like curves, to Albert Einstein's field equations in general relativity. He is said to have given this elaboration to Einstein as a present for his 70th birthday. His "rotating universes" would allow time travel to the past and caused Einstein to have doubts about his own theory."

 

(Wikipedia, "Kurt Godel")

 

 

Call me wacky, but my guess would be that UFO's are time ships, folks from Earth's future are visiting. The ships move in ways impossible to our physics because they move in time as well as space. The folks from the future, I believe, come back out of compassion.

 

Why would aliens travel across billions of light years to disable a bank of nuclear missiles in North Dakota, or others in the Soviet Union? Don't think they would.

 

Say, aren't we lucky considering all the stories of accidents and near-misses, that we haven't blown our planet to bits yet...

 

Looking forward to the book, Taomeow!

 

Mark,

thank you. :)

 

You (and Gödel) are onto something. :D

 

The 100th anniversary of the first world war and the beginning of the last are pretty much seamlessly simultaneous events in the grand scheme of things. A bird's eye view of longer periods of time can make visible all kinds of conflicts in terms of their built-in Time and Timing peculiarities. Some are fast-acting, we are capable of reacting to them because they are immediate enough for our attention span to cope, to say nothing of our life span. Alas, others, the most precarious ones, germinate a long time -- these, once planted, come to fruition when the generation that planted them is gone, or even many generations.

 

And I can't help wondering if it's in the human power to plant conflicts of this kind, conflicts that are going to inevitably, no way around it, unfold into wars once the appropriate button on their carefully crafted mechanism is activated. Happened thousands of times in our history.

 

And I can't help wondering if it's really our history. No native species of Earth has ever waged wars... a one-on-one fight, yes, a group brawl with a few participants, yes... go to war, no. So, you think UFO visitors are us from the future -- yeah, that would be nice, if only because it would mean there's us in the future. I, however, tend to worry about visitors from the past more than entertain high hopes for visitors from the future. If only because I see the aftermath of the actions of the former every day for the duration of our "civilization," war and rumors of war -- while the actions of the latter are rumors and rumors of rumors...

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Now Taomeow-- don't get me started on the neonicotinoid seeds currently being planted, literally and figuratively... (have you heard- the stuff accumulates, contrary to the manufacturer's expectations-- the bee die-off started two years after the first poisoned seeds went into the ground. This from the USGS a couple of weeks ago).

 

We don't need an outright war anymore to destroy life as we know it, only crass commercialism and consumerism with ever larger populations. Or so it seems. The only thing that gives me any hope is the notion that it's not planned, and not the seeds of some earlier dark intent, but merely a lot of random f*#!k-ups that might someday lead through some miracle to all-embracing solutions for life on the planet.

 

Like, maybe mushrooms can eat radioactivity.

 

Sigh.

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