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ENCYCLOPEDIA OF TAOISM (ONE NOTE ON ONE): Shŏuyī 守一 'guarding the One'

Shŏuyī 守一 ‘guarding the One’, ‘maintaining Oneness’

“The term shŏuyī (守一), which appears in Taoist literature from an early period, indicates a form of concentrative meditation that focuses all attention upon one point or god in the body. 376 more words

Taoism

Torre de Ferro Dão Reserva 2011

Torre de Ferro Dão Reserva

Bought from: Lidl

Cost: £4.99 (2 for £8)

Location: Dão, Portugal 

Another remnant of Lidl’s Iberian week a few months ago, this one is from… 94 more words

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Why am I even doing this?

One of the questions assigned to me by my head priest is “Why do you want to become a Taoist priest?” And I’m supposed to give an answer that does not reflect an egotistical desire. 234 more words

Taoism

The Disadvantages of Depth

One of the first attractions of philosophy was that it offered a deeper understanding.  It may not have promised answers, but some things are too big for questions and answers, and philosophy was the one discipline that allowed no limitations on its inquiry.  613 more words

"Nameless," and a bunch of annoying questions.

The Tao that can be spoken of is not the real Tao.
The name that can be named is not the eternal Name.
– Lao Tzu, … 895 more words

Taoism

TAO TE CHING--translated into Filipino by E. SAN JUAN, Jr.

TAO TE CHING / DAO DE JING /
LANDAS AT KAPANGYARIHAN NG KALIKASAN


Translated into Filipino by E. SAN JUAN, Jr.

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Ang Taong naisasawika ay hindi ang di-nagbabagong Tao. 8,008 more words

AESTHETICS

Motivation, life and death

I have a motivation problem. Anybody who knows me can probably confirm this. Now, this does not mean I am jobless, living in the parental home despite edging ever closer to 30 years old, spending all my time on Xbox Live losing at first-person shooter games to American 12-year-olds who believe their sole mission in life is to “kill” strangers over the internet. 1,276 more words

Brahman