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5 years ago  ::  Apr 26, 2013 - 11:49AM #61
RevDorris
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We each walk an individual Path within a greater Way.. But, we all share in the journey called Life.

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Rev Dorris
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5 years ago  ::  May 25, 2013 - 8:57AM #62
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People and government administrations seem to always focus on the extremes. Happiness or calamity is a choice. Justice or depravity is a choice. Good or evil is a choice. Knowledge or delusion is a choice. Few are taught to balance all the extremes. This can be done upon the path of love. Some will call this the path of righteousness or the noble path.
From: The Great Tao -- A Commentary, Chapter 58

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4 years ago  ::  Oct 30, 2013 - 2:09AM #63
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The teachings of Tao are simple.  Many will think there is much more.  They will not be satisfied with the words of even the greatest Sage...... Properly used the Tao is inexhaustible.  Words fall short in the attempt to explain its fullness or affect.  But live in accord with it as you understand it.  Then, you will find harmony, tranquility, and peace. (From:  Chapter 35, The Great Tao -- A Commentary)

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4 years ago  ::  Nov 10, 2013 - 2:20PM #64
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The essence of the Tao is everywhere to be found. Tao is the originator of all things.

Into each corner of this world the great sages went and shared their knowledge and wisdom. That knowledge was shared in ways that those living in each area could relate to, understand, and use. 

The Tao is One. It's truth can be found everywhere. We can only teach and learn from the truths that we have been taught. As we learn of our heritage we begin to know that all humanity is part of a great family. 

The violent and overbearing who live in ignorance will refuse to see this or learn. They will not experience the fullness of the Tao, nor will they attain the peace and harmony they seek.

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4 years ago  ::  Nov 23, 2013 - 1:59AM #65
RevDorris
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The key for personal growth is to walk your own path and to put all the teachings into your own words. They becomes internalized and your true nature begins to shine.  Your faith and belief becomes a way of living as you take one step at a time.

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4 years ago  ::  Apr 14, 2014 - 11:41AM #66
Freestyle
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Before we begin, I must remind you that I have extrasensory perception (ESP) and have used my retrocognitive abilities to find out about Taoism -- my religion.  Thank you. ~Mew Xacata



Taoism was accidently founded in A.D. 1013 Ireland by a 13-year-old girl genius named Serena Mew, into whom was nicknamed "Mulan" by her frineds because of her hobby being writing Chinese calligraphy.  They were under the wing of the Archbishop at that time. It teaches hard work and thrift.  It is mystical, cultic, esoteric and views health and healing as means to longetivity or even immortality.  Of course, there is a belief in Heaven.  The name "Taoism" was because Mulan and her friends were called the "Shang Tao" due to their devotion to the Chinese and Latin Tao Te Ching, such being accredited to the philosophy of Lao-tzu.  Taoism is based upon the Shang Tao.  Taoists are practitioners of this religion.



On a linguistic note, "Tao Te Ching" is a Celticism of the Chinese "tai tan chi," into which in this case means "way of change."  Of course, there is no "to be" in Chinese.



The Zelda is a fictitious book trilogy of the average Taoist that resembles "The Secret Life of Arthur Mitty."  It is yet to be published and may become pretty popular.



The Zelda is divided into three parts:

  • Hebrew Scriptures: Detaling the Judeo-Christian legacy of Taoism.
  • Celtic Scriptures: Detailing the Celtic heritage of Taoism.
  • Daoist Scripturies: Detailing the Chinese philosophy that led to Taoism.





The following is the Taoist calendar:

  • Helsing -- November
  • Yuletide -- December
  • Oidnus -- January
  • Imbolc -- February
  • Danu -- March
  • April -- April
  • Beltane -- May
  • Ennea -- June
  • Falco -- July
  • Lammas -- August
  • Mabon -- September
  • Samhein -- October





The following are the Taoist holidays:

  • Candlemas: The Day of Creation into which no meat is eaten.
  • Maybeleen: The Day of Mulan's birth with banquet dinners.
  • Lughnomas: The Day of Harvest with potluck dinners.
  • Halloween: The Day of Mulan's Ascention with dinner parties.


The first day of the Taoist calendar is April 1.  It is called "April Fool's Day" because January 1 is the beginning of the Gregorian calendar. Most non-Taoists play jokes on that day.


Yule is the 21-day fasting period from December 1 to December 22.  It is to commemborate Mulan's illness with typhoid fever and her miraculous recovery, mainly known as the New Age Rising, which in turn ended the Dark Ages (A.D. 490 - A.D. 1020).  At that time, she wrote the entirity of the Tao Te Ching in Gaelic, thus resulting in the supreme miracle of the New Age Rising into which many Europeans became literate and became a forerunner of the Renaissance.  The last day of Yule is celebrated with a feast to commemorate her immortality.  When she turne 103, she ascended into Heaven and left a legacy of love and literature.  Not only that, but she saved all of civilization and saved us from the Dark Ages.



The early Taoists wore the Triquetta as the symbol of the faith until the 14th century, where they obtained the yin-yang by purchasing a portrait from a Chinese artist.  Gaia is believed to be the embodiment of the Tao.  The nemesis of the faith is Maitreya, into whom used to be the Angel of Death, hence her nickname "Death" along with "the Raven," "the Grim Reaper," "the Beast" and "the War Machine."  She is worse than Satan, for she would enslave someone.  The umbrella term "New Age" is used to define early Taoism, Taoist music and the New Age Rising.



Of course, Taoism has plenty of taboos.  For one, sex is forbidden because it is sacred and thus the energy used for sex is also our connection with God.  If we have sex, we temporarily lose touch with Gaia.  Alcoholic beverages such as wine and beer are forbidden because they are potent.  Lamb is forbidden because it is sacred.  Such is based on the Passover story into which the Angel of Death (now Maitreya) did not touch the houses painted with lamb blood above the door.  Worldly pleasures such as gambling, tobacco, pornography and so on are condemned because they are a waste of money, time and health.  Pregnanacy is forbidden because the womb is sacred.  Breastfeeding is permitted since such can be based on hormone medicinial drugs.  I know this sounds wierd, but this is what Taoists believe.



Taoist worship is done at a pendragon, into which the Taoist would sit on a pillow cross-legged and listen to New Age music while remaining quiet.  The leader of the pendragaon is called a bard -- after the nomadic musicians -- into whom presides over the congregation so as to wake them from their meditations and lead them in prayer.  The bard also announces certain events of the pendragon along with the Holy Seasonals -- Taoist holdays found in the middle of a season.  For example, Samhain means, "summer's end" and is found in the middle of autumn.  In this sense, Taoist worship is silent worship.



Taoist music is called "New Age," such being from the Gaelic nu aois, which in turn is literally "new age" but together meaning "eternity."  This is due to the musical composas that in turn help us relax into which gives us a feeling of timelessness.  Before the 1980's, New Age music was generic with only the title of the album recorded by an anonymous artist.



Taoism is now the largest religion in the world since 2002 with 1.8 billion souls.  Buddhism has 1.2 billion.  Christianity has 1 billion.  Islam has 960 million.  Hinduism has 800 million.  Jainism has 32 million.  Sikhism has 23 million.  Judaism has 15 million.  Baha'i has 12 million.  Shinto hsa 9 million.  The rest of the world's population are found under indigneous and alternative religions.



*I have submitted this post in the "Paranormal and Supernatural" forum due to my extrasensory abilities.  Of course, I can understand Chinese philosophy.



To become a Taoist, one must have savant intelligence, into which is now an I.Q. over 150.  Back in the days of yore, savant intelligence was measured by talent.



By the way, the reason why the "T" is pronounced like a "D" is because the letter is pronounced with a soft "t," into which sounds like a "d."  "Ch" is pronounced with a soft "ch" into which sounds like a "j."  Such can be proven; for example, "You're the man" can be pronounced, "You're da man."



The purpose of the Taoist faith is to challenge the minds of the savant and thus living an honest and decent life.  It is not fair for a savant to be a "Mr. Know-It-All" since such things require training.  Savants are called "whitesnakes" because they tend to be very annoying and sometimes drive others insane.  The Taoist faith acts as a canopy for such souls so as to focus on the spiritual aspects of life and realize that ther is a Higher Power.



By the way, Taoism is easy to practice as in the metaphor of the faithe being "a finger pointing at the moon."



I know it sounds wierd, but I am not lying (or even intending to lie).  You be the judge.

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4 years ago  ::  Apr 17, 2014 - 11:16AM #67
Freestyle
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Most of what is written in the Laozi (Tao Te Ching) is symbolic.  In order to become a Taoist, one must give himself to the Tao and act without contention.  The saying "The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step" is symbolic of initiative.  Reverend, you must face reality: you are not a Taoist and the Stephen Mitchel translation of the Laozi is not true.  Dr. Wayne Dyer did a good job at translating the Laozi but wrote essays about each chapter in very irrational ways.  Lao-tzu may not have existed and the aspects of the Tao Te Ching is definitely over 2,500 years old, but Morgan LaFey translated these ancient words into Gaelic and fully recovered on the 21st day of her prognosis when stricken with typhoid fever.  She dispelled the Dark Ages, defeated Maitreya and the Dark Lords and saved all of civilization -- especially since she was a Celtic Christian.


Remember that the next time you think of the Tao Te Ching (Laozi).

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4 years ago  ::  Apr 17, 2014 - 3:49PM #68
Jupiter6208
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Morgan Lafey is a fictional character. 

"A person who is nice to you, but rude to the waiter, is not a nice person."  Dave Berry
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4 years ago  ::  Apr 18, 2014 - 11:34AM #69
Freestyle
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Apr 17, 2014 -- 3:49PM, Jupiter6208 wrote:


Morgan Lafey is a fictional character. 




I was just fooling around with the name "Morgan LaFey" as the founder of modern Taoism.  Her real name is Serena Mew although she was nicknamed "Mulan" for her ability to speak and write Chinese.  I nicknamed her "Morgan LaFey" because she had the charm of a sorceress.  She was 13 years of age when she founded Taoism.


I apologize for my misunderstanding and I hope your post is not flagged.

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4 years ago  ::  Apr 18, 2014 - 11:45AM #70
Freestyle
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Apr 17, 2014 -- 3:49PM, Jupiter6208 wrote:


Morgan Lafey is a fictional character. 




I was just fooling around with the name "Morgan LaFey" as the founder of modern Taoism.  Her real name is Serena Mew although she was nicknamed "Mulan" for her ability to speak and write Chinese.  I nicknamed her "Morgan LaFey" because she had the charm of a sorceress.  She was 13 years of age when she founded Taoism.


I apologize for my misunderstanding and I hope your post is not flagged.




"Good men do not argue; men who argue are not good." Laozi (Tao Te Ching)

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