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Daodejing: Compassionate toward yourself, you reconcile all beings in the world

“Simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.
Simple in actions and thoughts, you return to the source of being.
Patient with both friends and enemies, 22 more words


Two mindfulness narratives for Tim Parks

A fascinating and honest account of taking up mindfulness or meditation exercises by novelist Tim Parks.


He says: Being simultaneously immobile, wakeful and wordless is an experience that runs contrary to all our habits, and for which there is no model in our culture, nothing we can visualise, no narrative we can follow.. 232 more words

Tao Te Ching

The Tao Te Ching, Daodejing, or Dao De Jing, also simply referred to as the Laozi (Chinese pinyin: Lǎozi), is a Chinese classic text. According to tradition, it was written around 6th century BC by the sage Laozi , a record-keeper at the Zhou dynasty court, by whose name the text is known in China. 399 more words

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