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What Is Yin Mountain Daoist Immortal Poetry? Levitt & Rebecca Nie

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The Valley Spirit never dies. It is called the Mysterious Female. The gateway of this Mysterious Female is the source of heaven and earth. ~ Dao De Jing

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Tao Te Ching: What is Hidden Yet Shines In Every Corner? Jonathan Star

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“… So deep, so pure, so still …” ~ Lao Tzu

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Alan Watts Talking Zen: What Are The Taoist Ways & Its 3 Keys?

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” … The philosophy of Tao sees humanity as a part of nature rather than dominating it  …” ~ Alan Watts

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Alan Watts Taoist Ways: Seeing Through The Great Social Lie?

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“… My inside is not separable from the outside world … the one who either dominates the world or suffers under it … has vanished … never was there …” ~ Alan Watts

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Quietism: Laotzu’s The Way Of Life: Verse 16 via Witter Bynner

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“… Become totally empty Quiet the restlessness of the mind …” ~ Laotzu (verse 16 excerpt from Jonathan Star’s translation)

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Order & Li: What & Why Important? Alan Watts Taoist Ways

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“… The tao is a certain kind of order, and this kind of order is not quite what we call order … when you look at a plant it is perfectly obvious that the plant has order  … In the Chinese language this is called li …” ~ Alan Watts

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Taoist Ways Alan Watts: What’s Wu-Wei And Why Is It Important?

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” … Wu-wei means always acting in accord with the pattern of things as they exist …” ~ Alan Watts

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Tao Te Ching: What is Nameless Yet Origin of All Things? Jonathan Star

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“… Tao is both Named and Nameless. As Nameless, it is the origin of all things. As Named, it is the mother of all things ~ Lao Tzu

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Tao Is … via Thomas Merton

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“… There is nowhere it {Tao} is not to be found …”  ~ Thomas Merton

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Tao: Even More Glimpses … via Jonathan Star

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Tao: “… a still mind can easily hold the truth. The difficulties yet to come can easily be avoided …” ~ Lao Tzu

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The Way: Sufi Tao – Elias Amidon

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“The way we follow … flows everywhere without moving, never straying from this moment.” ~ Elias Amidon

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Empty Boat – Chuang Tzu & Thomas Merton

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empty boat: “… This is perfect Tao. Wise men find here their resting place. Resting, they are empty …”  ~ Chuang Tzu

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The Tao: Another Glimpse … via Jonathan Star

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The Tao: “… When there is silence one finds peace. When there is silence one finds the anchor of the universe within himself …” ~ Lao Tzu

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Tao Te Ching: A Glimpse … via Jonathan Star

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“… {Man}He was made to sit quietly and find the truth within …” ~ Lao Tzu

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Poems of Fulfillment by Lao Tzu

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“… Returning to the source is serenity …” ~ Lao Tzu

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Seng-Ts’an: The Mind of Absolute Trust

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“… God [The Self] is a circle whose centre is everywhere and circumference nowhere …” ~ Carl Jung quoting St.Bonaventure

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Taoism – Loy Ching-Yuen: To Know Tao

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“To know Tao … meditate and still the mind …” ~ Loy Ching-Yuen

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The Tao: Older than God

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The Tao… is older than God. ~ Lao Tzu

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Lao Tzu: Manifestations and Mystery

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Know the manifestations but hold to the mystery. ~ Lao Tzu

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Rest: Retire to the Center of Your Being

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To know Tao Meditate And still the mind … … ~ Loy Ching Yuen We are taking a brief rest … so there is no newsletter this week … if you are interested, here’s our most recent newsletter, titled : Sanbo Zen, Simplicity of What Is, Nonduality & More … and our newsletter archives. Meantime …

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