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When Is A Religion Not A Religion?

It seems like the matter of religion is problematic in the case of all three ‘religions’ that I am looking into at the moment, my journey in that regard is the subject of these impressions I am recording here. 327 more words


The Tao Te Ching and God: Does Tao = God?

Now I’m not technically (whatever that means) a Taoist, and Taoism has gone through many changes (PERVERSIONS, if you ask me) since the earliest conception of the philosophy/religion which existed even before Lao Tzu, but if you read a good translation of the Tao Te Ching (which is Taoism’s core text–I suggest the translation by Johnathan Starr to begin with) it sure does seem that TAO = GOD. 243 more words


peace quotes - Lao Tzu

Peace quotes – Lao Tzu

If there is to be peace in the world,

There must be peace in the nations.

If there is to be peace in the nations, 53 more words


The 'Old Man' Who Was Immortal, Perhaps.

When I came across the small book called the ‘Tao Te Ching’ (pron. Dow Te Ching) many years ago I was bowled over by the shocking but deeply meaningful text. 434 more words

Ancient Chinese Religions

14th Verse - Tao Te Ching

That which cannot be seen is called invisible.
That which cannot be heard is called inaudible.
That which cannot be held is called intangible.
These three cannot be defined; therefore, they merged as one.

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As soon as you have made a thought, laugh at it.

—Lao Tzu

As It Happens

Deep Nature of Life

The five basic colors
can be made into countless combinations
to perplex the eyes.
The five basic tones
can be made into infinite compositions
to bewilder the ears. 57 more words