anyone here knows about taoism or studies it?
You two should have your own exclusive section on this board for shit that nobody cares about. Or just exchange email addresses?
I don't know that much of it. However most eastern things are more internal rather than external. I think the last thread Blackwisdom made in this forum was a good contrasting thread about east and west.
The Way is through all the writings so you do need to know at least the fundamentals to understand.
I read the Tao Te Ching. It's good shit. One verse I really liked was talking how the sage is not sick because he's sick of sickness. It's basicly saying knowing what the problem is is a positive step in the right direction of dealing with a problem.
I'm not like, studied up on that shit though.
Sunny what do you know about taoism? can you recommend any books? I found this website called http://www.sacred-texts.com. There is a book called Tao te Ching by Lao-tzu. It is supose to explain some aspects of it.
Taoism 365 is great
Taoism is purely common sense
its for the wide awake man to put into practice
i'll check that out. i been interested in it every since i learn that Rza practices it. You want share what you know my man?
there are a few threads here on it - i'll see what i can find and continue from where we left off
Tao is common sense and balance
its viewing everything from all sides and flowing your flow and using what you know to get where you need to get
its putting things where they belong and keeping order
Mental Martial Arts
sounds interesting as a hell. you said the book is called taoism 365? Correct?
thanks sunny. respect god
Ayo sunny i was wondering if you could explain it more....and maybe share your insight. Also i was wonder if anyone has heard of I-Kuan Tao or of its principles?
I-Kuan Tao is the belief in the Tao, the eternal source. It embodies the truths inherited from the teachings of Lao Tzu, Confucius, and the Buddha which are the same truths taught by some other spiritual and philosophical traditions. From Lao Tzu comes the reliance on the harmony of people and nature. From Confucius comes the appreciation of good deeds and behaviors. And from Buddha comes the general concern for the masses and delivering all from suffering.
The modern movement of I-Kuan Tao was established by Lu Zhong Yi, the 17th Patriarch of the later stage of the East Tao Orthodoxy. In 1930, his disciples Zhang Guang Bi and Sun Hui Ming became the 18th Patriarchs to carry on the Tao Orthodoxy.
In order to preach the great Tao and reveal enlightenment to all humanity, the 18th Patriarchs established and taught the Principles of the Tao as follows:
The Principles of the Tao
To venerate Heaven and Earth
To revere the divine beings
To be patriotic and responsible
To be virtuous and courteous
To honor the parents
To value the teachers
To keep faith with friends
To live harmoniously with neighbors
To discard the bad and seek the good
To clarify the Five Relationships and the Eight Virtues
To spread the teachings of the Five Religions
To follow the ancient practice of the Four Ethics, the Mainstays, and the Constant Virtues
To cleanse the mind and purify the spirit
To utilize the illusory world in cultivating the truth
To restore the nature of the self
To develop the perfection of conscience
To establish oneself and help others in establishment
To achieve goals and help others in achievement
To bring the world into peace
To change hearts into goodness
To transform the world into Great Unity