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‘The Best’ ~ Lao Tzu

The Best The best, like water, Benefit all and do not compete. They dwell in lowly spots that everyone else scorns. Putting others before themselves, They find themselves in the foremost place And come very near to the Tao. In

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Ming Liu on Taoism

Ming Liu (1947 – April 2015) talks last year about what is Taoism…and medicine and body.. Ming Liu ~ http://www.biroco.com/yijing/Portrait_of_an_American_Daoist.pdf Paraphrased high-lights ~ ”Daoism from animistic shamanism, alchemy… (physically) weak people might be sensitive ( and thus worth preserving from crude

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From ”Beyond the Gods” ~ by John Blofeld

This is an extract from ‘Beyond the Gods’ by John Blofeld, which is a really beautiful book on Buddhist and Taoist mysticism. Highly recommended if you can get your hands on a copy. Written in a lyrical, inspiring style. This

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Zen Monk Ryokan

Ryōkan Taigu (良寛大愚?) (1758–1831) was a quiet and eccentric Sōtō Zen Buddhist monk who lived much of his life as a hermit.Ryōkan is remembered for his poetry and calligraphy, which present the essence of Zen life (Wikipedia) I’m a fool, it’s a fact, Living with the trees and plants as

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