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The Great Abide: Tao Te Ching Chapter 9 (Amy Putkonen version)

Filling a cup to the brim
is not as good as
stopping in time.
Staying constantly sharpened
can wear out the blade.

One cannot protect… 123 more words

Great Abide / Tao Tuesdays

Tangerine Party, Tao Te Ching, and Meditations

Tangerine Party

This is probably the most memorable section for me from The Heart of Understanding.My experience with our tangerine party was very much like the one described in the book. 700 more words

Practicing Philosophy

Poem: The Seven Stages of Tea

Written to impress?

Throw this poem away

My tomato plant

Dominates my window

A green-tinged warlord

Mocking the garden below

This is his fiefdom

His subjectless subject… 147 more words


If You Have To Force It, Something Is Probably Wrong

I like to wander around the motorcycle club I belong to, observing and sometimes helping the other members with their projects. A second set of eyes or hands, along with a “dumb” question or two, often helps to get someone going again when they are stuck. 1,451 more words


a vedea calea este alta, a merge pe ea este una

Putem oare să ne unim sufletul
Şi să nu ne abatem de la Cale (Tao) ?
Putem să avem o respiraţie calmă ca a unui copil ? 95 more words


Simplicity and patience.

Of all the things I wish I could be, the ones that would probably make the most difference are simplicity and patience.

I wish I were simple in mind and habit. 170 more words


Is Atheist Sam Harris Sexy? Nagarjuna's Opinion--And Thomas Aquinas'

Sam Harris is sexy, right? Perhaps you agree. But think again. How you answer this question says a lot about your orientation.

Not your sexual orientation. 2,400 more words