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OK, so I assume a lot of members on this site are trying to create the pill of immortality.

But Xi Wangmu has peaches of immortality.

Isn't it easier to try to contact her and ask for a peach?

Serious question.

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I asked a thief to steal me a peach:
He turn'd up his eyes.
I ask'd a lithe lady to lie her down:
Holy and meek she cries.

As soon as I went an angel came:
He wink'd at the thief
And smil'd at the dame,
And without one word spoke
Had a peach from the tree,
And 'twixt earnest and joke
Enjoy'd the Lady.

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Peaches come from a can,
They were put there by a man
In a factory downtown.
If I had my little way,
I'd eat peaches every day
Sun-soakin' bulges in the shade.

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hm...

I got a box of fresh California peaches this morning.

I poured some tea into tea cups I bought in Beijing and put 5 peaches on a plate. 

 

so symbolic you posted it today...

perhaps peaches are...

 

puuurrrrrr

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10 hours ago, Ocean Form said:

OK, so I assume a lot of members on this site are trying to create the pill of immortality.

But Xi Wangmu has peaches of immortality.

Isn't it easier to try to contact her and ask for a peach?

Serious question.

isn't it like a once in a thousand years deal? It's not that she does not want to feed you with peaches.

It's agricultural restrictions of farming in High Mountains of the North China for Mediterranean climate plants....

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Mmmmm...

 

Peaches.

 

They are coming in down the mountain in South Carolina so we are getting them "next day" here.

 

They aren't the immortal kind, though...

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1 hour ago, Marblehead said:

Yeah, many Georgia peaches come from North Carolina.

 

They make me feel right at home...

 

Spoiler

 

 

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12 hours ago, Ocean Form said:

OK, so I assume a lot of members on this site are trying to create the pill of immortality.

But Xi Wangmu has peaches of immortality.

Isn't it easier to try to contact her and ask for a peach?

Serious question.

 

Obviously most people here are only able to make mediocre jokes about peaches, which certainly deserve canned laughter.

 

Xiwangmu is one of the most important deities of Ritual Daoism (the term I prefer to "religious" Daoism) and there is a long history of turning to her, both by men and woman for help in cultivation.  Here are some resources:

 

The Wikipedia Article is actually fairly good

 

For her treatment at a great source for Ritual Daoist information this is it

 

I don't have much time right now to say much more, but from a traditional perspective your idea is a good one.

 

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12 hours ago, Ocean Form said:

OK, so I assume a lot of members on this site are trying to create the pill of immortality.

But Xi Wangmu has peaches of immortality.

Isn't it easier to try to contact her and ask for a peach?

Serious question.

Great idea. though Reliance on an outside source without inner cultivation can be a sort of issue. Most deities and spirits want something in return, an what they give might be able to be revoked. So it's a matter of personal choice, I suggest you try it and feel free to message me the results. I definitely find this interesting.

 

 

By the way, all the joking and crap, I've been doing what I can to make noise about it becAuse unfair and gives the idea that people are here only to make fun of you, instead of this place being an open forum for ideas and voices to be exchanged and heard. 

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13 hours ago, Ocean Form said:

OK, so I assume a lot of members on this site are trying to create the pill of immortality.

But Xi Wangmu has peaches of immortality.

Isn't it easier to try to contact her and ask for a peach?

Serious question.

It is certainly easier to ask Xi Wangmu for one of her peaches.  Don't be upset, though, if the Queen Mother doesn't offer you one right away.  Patience is a virtue.

 

While you wait, I offer this album:

Spoiler

 

 

Or, if you don't have that much patience, perhaps this number...

Spoiler

 

 

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I could ask the lady but that kind of physical immortality isn't good for the world. 

We die to make room for our grandchildren; there hopes and ideas.  Change..

 

I can still get immortality

from a sweet ripe peach,

just not the longevity kind.

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On 2017-8-6 at 1:45 PM, Ocean Form said:

OK, so I assume a lot of members on this site are trying to create the pill of immortality.

But Xi Wangmu has peaches of immortality.

Isn't it easier to try to contact her and ask for a peach?

Serious question.

 

14 hours ago, Zhongyongdaoist said:

 

Obviously most people here are only able to make mediocre jokes about peaches, which certainly deserve canned laughter.

 

Xiwangmu is one of the most important deities of Ritual Daoism (the term I prefer to "religious" Daoism) and there is a long history of turning to her, both by men and woman for help in cultivation.  Here are some resources:

 

The Wikipedia Article is actually fairly good

 

For her treatment at a great source for Ritual Daoist information this is it

 

I don't have much time right now to say much more, but from a traditional perspective your idea is a good one.

 

 

Well, that's a good question, but looking at the Wiki link I don't think it's that simple. Both King Mu and Emperor Wu appear to have failed to follow her practices and instructions, and didn't attain immortality.

 

There appears to be more to it than just eating fruit.

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22 hours ago, Brian said:

Mmmmm...

 

Peaches.

 

They are coming in down the mountain in South Carolina so we are getting them "next day" here.

 

They aren't the immortal kind, though...

 

Are you sure??

 

19 hours ago, thelerner said:

I can still get immortality

from a sweet ripe peach,

just not the longevity kind.

 

Right on! (-:

 

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11 minutes ago, WuDao said:

 

Are you sure??

 

 

Right on! (-:

 

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Well...

 

I've been eating them for years now and I'm not dead yet so...

 

Maybe they are!

 

<shrug>

 

;)

 

I have no great interest in immortality, though -- I just like eating them.

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23 minutes ago, Brian said:

Well...

 

I've been eating them for years now and I'm not dead yet so...

 

Maybe they are!

 

<shrug>

 

;)

 

I have no great interest in immortality, though -- I just like eating them.

 

There's a difference between longevity and immortality. The former is sourced in many years; the latter is sourced in a perfect moment. Like when eating a fresh ripe juice running down your face & hands and all you can do is laugh peach. (-:

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My son and I were given peaches by a monk in cave off the beaten path of Wudang Mountain in China.We went exploring with a tip from a person from our school. We did not bring water thinking the journey was not far so the gift of peaches was very helpful.

 

No taoist I know would say anything about longevity as a goal or guaranty of practice.

 

We walked across immortal meeting bridge, given peaches and gained eternally.

 

Then I touched the computer and became mortal again. At Least I remember the way back so I can come and go freely until the time for me is ripe as a juicy peach.

 

I still have work, commitments and responsibilities in the dust of this world that is tied into something most high.

 

Please do not post pictures of peach pies, I beg of you, show mercy

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2 hours ago, Wu Ming Jen said:

My son and I were given peaches by a monk in cave off the beaten path of Wudang Mountain in China.We went exploring with a tip from a person from our school. We did not bring water thinking the journey was not far so the gift of peaches was very helpful.

 

No taoist I know would say anything about longevity as a goal or guaranty of practice.

 

We walked across immortal meeting bridge, given peaches and gained eternally.

 

Then I touched the computer and became mortal again. At Least I remember the way back so I can come and go freely until the time for me is ripe as a juicy peach.

 

I still have work, commitments and responsibilities in the dust of this world that is tied into something most high.

 

Please do not post pictures of peach pies, I beg of you, show mercy

Pie? Never!

 

Cobbler doesn't count though, right?

 

Spoiler

peach_cobbler_1.jpg

 

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3 hours ago, Wu Ming Jen said:

...

 

Wu Ming Jen

 

Every moment is the peach.

 

This bell does not unring. (-:

 

Warm Greetings!

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7 hours ago, WuDao said:

 

Wu Ming Jen

 

Every moment is the peach.

 

This bell does not unring. (-:

 

Warm Greetings!

Yeah, but some people find the pit and bitch about it while forgetting how much fun it was finding it.

 

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Why does no one ever speak of The Blackberries of Agelessness?

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And then there are mulberries... O M G!

There was a huge tree up in the pasture when I moved here... most amazing berries EVER...almost rival peaches!  

But then, nothing really rivals peaches.

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