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 The Tao2004-04-08 09:05
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An interpretation of the Tao Te Ching, via Bird on the Moon:
"If you can talk about it, it ain't Tao.
If it has a name, it's just another thing.

Tao doesn't have a name.
Names are for ordinary things.

Stop wanting stuff. It keeps you from seeing what's real.
When you want stuff, all you see are things.

These two statements have the same meaning.
Figure them out, and you've got it made."
And, no, it is not me translating it, even though it says "stuff" several times. Some people think I say "stuff" and "things" way too much. And stuff.

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8 Apr 2004 @ 11:03 by swanny : Nice Pic
Stark and somber yet compelling


8 Apr 2004 @ 23:57 by nemue : Value The Real Treasures of Life
Look within....stop seeking the material...  

28 Apr 2016 @ 21:58 by Jaelyn @ : OjIdcdjxsxaiWETTj
Stone,Appreciate the ex2;enga.c20hFor a start if the stock of money meant nothing to anyone then it would not be contested to tax it away and so we would not be having this discussion”I submit it is not the stock of money, it is the net decreased flow of incomes that (at least here in US) the income and payroll taxes effect that motivate ‘tea parties” and the general contempt for taxes by the middle to lower income households. We in US are currently grossly over-taxed. Govt representatives can quickly remedy this.Resp,  

29 Apr 2016 @ 04:57 by Randhil @ : fEfUQjUCQvNwByURbRxo
ja, das stimmt leider, aber ich bin gut organisiert ;-)@katha ich glaube, sie wissen das auch, ist jedenfalls immer wieder schön, besonders wenn ein paar "gute Esser" dabei sind ;-m@la)iacucina wenn schon, denn schon  

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