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Nativity of the Buddha, Nativity of the Christ [Jan. 12th, 2008|07:00 am]
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Taken from http://ecumenicalbuddhism.blogspot.com/2008/01/nativity-of-buddha-nativity-of-christ.html

Some interpretations of the life story of the Buddha attribute his birth to a virgin birth. This is likely due to a specific interpretation of the prophetic dream Queen Māyā is said to have had prior to conception and is not a widely held view amongst Buddhists. As she is described to have been married to King Śuddhodhana for many years, there is no indication that she would have been a virgin at the time of Siddhārtha's conception. Nonetheless, this interpretation has led to parallels being drawn with the birth story of Jesus. [more…]
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(no subject) [Jun. 4th, 2007|06:56 pm]
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My interpretation of wu-wei tells me to accept all things for what they are; this I
have no problem with, unfortunately, my problem extends to not accepting myself
within this...

...this gets kind of frustrating...

Does anyone have any decent sources of reading/ philosophy etc that might
provide me with a bit of insight?

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My overall philosophy [Jun. 16th, 2005|12:59 pm]
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[Current Mood |artisticartistic]

So, I have my own idea of what Taoism is to me and I'd like to explain and hear any thoughts as well as other peoples versions.

Now, my *understanding* of what Taoism is is to become one with the flow of the Tao or life and the energy of the world. I just kinda stumbled onto the whole philosophy, I didn't decide to be a Taoist one day, but I feel like I woke up and realized how to live life. I started researching religion and philosophy and realized that Taoism matched the ways I was developing.

With that said, I feel like I have gone through 2 *phases* in my efforts to attain *enlightenment* or *unity*. First phase after I *woke up* was that I realized I made mistakes, and that when I made these mistakes, if I acknowledged and went through a thought process of why it was bad and what I could do in the future to make it better, a tool to remedy the mistake would make itself known. The next step in the evolution to this was that I would go through a thought process prior to making decisions and then proceed with the best possible choice, thus avoiding mistakes. NOW I find myself foregoing the thought process and just do things which *feel* right, which brings up something interesting: the energy or flow around me either approves or denys my actions.

I am moving to Minnesota, it is something I just decided to do, and as I have moved forward to accomplish this things related to the move have just went abnormally smooth, and I know it's because I am on the right path. I believe that if I had not chosen to move or if I had done something else things would not be going smoothly and I would be pointed in the direction or course I am taking now. Looking back I can remember many times where things have come together in perfection as i pursued the true course of my life.

My end result goal is to be able to manuever through life without thought to my actions, and to just be able to live out my days with a sort of serenity in my mind, that is what nirvana is to me. I have a taste of the serenity now, but I know I have lots more work to do. I believe in more of a modern version of *Taoism* as the written version in my mind are dated and appropriate the the time in which they were written. I've tried to take the teachings of simplicity and apply them to my life in this time period.
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Today [Apr. 1st, 2005|09:52 am]
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Today (like every day?) is a balanced day.
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Tao every day [Mar. 28th, 2005|11:07 am]
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In an effort to spur conversation (and out of genuine interest). . .

How does Taoism affect your everyday life?
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Ancient texts. [Mar. 26th, 2005|04:13 pm]
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As a student to ancient texts, I note that the Tao Teh Ching is written with the use of Parallelismus Membrorum (synonomous parallelism). This made me smile.

Why do you think it was considered highly intellectual for the writers of ancient texts to make a statement in one line and then rephrase the same statement in the following line?
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Taoism [Mar. 26th, 2005|03:52 pm]
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Welcome to the newest Taoist Community. It can and will be whatever we decide to make of it (just like life!). Let's try to keep the comments positive and open-minded. Feel free to post your own ideas, concepts, questions, and notes on Taoism!

BTW, my name is veritasnoir
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