August 2014

August 27, 2014


“Tao is like the ocean All rivers run to the ocean without filling it up. All water comes from it without ever emptying it.” -Zhun Mang How can one describe the indescribable? Tao is known as The Way…The Great Whole to which all separate things belong. It can be seen as all that exists, but also the nothingness – Read More –

August 23, 2014


Recently, I had a conversation with a loved one about religion. We talked a bit about Christianity, Taoism, and Zen…I expressed respect for one’s right to chose their own beliefs. I think I said something like love is my religion (haha). As a Christian, she expressed a desire to want me (and other loved ones) – Read More –

August 21, 2014


“Man stands in his own shadow and wonders why it’s dark.” – Zen proverb This weekend, I wrote a very complicated (haha!) and in depth post about love and fear. It didn’t save properly, so when I refreshed the page, I was left with the image and quote above. Everything else was deleted. Since I – Read More –

August 7, 2014


If the whole world praises him, he is not elated. If the whole world condemns him, he is not beaten. In a word, praise and blame cannot change his conduct. Such a man possesses true virtue. As for myself, I am still among those who are influenced by the opinions of others, like the wind – Read More –

August 6, 2014


The master had preached for many years that life was but an illusion. Then, when his son died, he wept. His students came to him and said, “Master, how can you weep so when you have told us so many times that all things in this life are an illusion?” “Yes,” said the master, wiping – Read More –

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