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The truth is life!
    #4547727 - 08/17/05 07:35 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

Life as dream, of our living reality, even, as dead!
When you dream, sleep, you may dream you are reading this.

You sleep, and you are awake.
A wake in a reality, asleep in a dream, you are.
You is the fraction of us?

Together, we are the universes, we, being the mass inn space
We bring, and we follow.
Us dieing and us being born!

The production of life, reproduces it self!
(God made man in ?his*? image)

The questioning of life, the universe, and all in all!
Is but the limit, of what it can be?

You and me, a rock and the scissors? Together, we are not only created.
We are creating. Together, we made not only in and off the mass, in space, but still, making, we are!

We are the flowers, we are the trees, we are the being of what it seems?

Is it a flower, is that a dream?

Man I wanted to go running on this one. Tell me if anyone is interested!

And for God?s sake [laughter] people! Tell me what I?m getting different than your perspective! Lets get even closer, together! :P

?Burn, baby, burn!?
-Unknown ;:P


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Re: The truth is life! [Re: Gomp]
    #4547758 - 08/17/05 07:42 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

Haven't you been saying this all along? :wink: :heart:


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Re: The truth is life! [Re: Icelander]
    #4547770 - 08/17/05 07:44 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

haha, what am I saying? :wink:


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Re: The truth is life! [Re: Icelander]
    #4547782 - 08/17/05 07:46 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

I liked you the moment I saw your avatar Gomp. Somehow I even arrived at a place where I saw your cute little baby face also in a similar position. I'm moments away from changing my avatar to one that also expresses myself in an extreme state of laughter. This post is ledgendary... please continue to add and make it a monolith.


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Re: The truth is life! [Re: Gomp]
    #4547786 - 08/17/05 07:48 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

we are all one :laugh:

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  SerioOria said:

one and one in one
we are true, open your mind and
be the one again




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Re: The truth is life! [Re: iambobby]
    #4547810 - 08/17/05 07:52 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

I don't know but its beautiful and peaceful and just about anything you put next to your head will make me feel good. I can't have your face on the page without slipping into positive gear. Put your head on a package with a nice little disclaimer and people will buy whatever you want to give hehehe


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Re: The truth is life! [Re: Gomp]
    #4547816 - 08/17/05 07:53 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

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Gomp said:
haha, what am I saying? :wink:




Tao.


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Re: The truth is life! [Re: iambobby]
    #4547857 - 08/17/05 07:59 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

:inlove:

Icelander: hum.. I will read up on that! thank you for references! :smile:
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Re: The truth is life! [Re: Gomp]
    #4547865 - 08/17/05 08:01 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

http://classics.mit.edu/Lao/taote.1.1.html

Great online translation of the Tao Te Ching.

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Re: The truth is life! [Re: Gomp]
    #4547881 - 08/17/05 08:05 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

LOL


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Re: The truth is life! [Re: Veritas]
    #4547886 - 08/17/05 08:05 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

thank you for that link! :smile:

BTW, found this, "Tao may be rendered as morality, knowledge, rationality, path, or taste: its semantics vary widely depending on the context."

Iclander could you help, me with the context? (what it- would/could be)/is!? if anything? haha

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Re: The truth is life! [Re: Gomp]
    #4547947 - 08/17/05 08:14 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

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tao.


1. In Taoism, the basic, eternal principle of the universe that transcends reality and is the source of being, non-being, and change.
2. In Confucianism, the right manner of human activity and virtuous conduct seen as stemming from universal criteria and ideals governing right, wrong, and other categories of existence.




how do those two things go together, the source of being and non-being and reality has nothing to do with the forces of good and bad, right and wrong does it??

or if it does, they are the things that can not be decided by human understanding are they?


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Re: The truth is life! [Re: Gomp]
    #4547960 - 08/17/05 08:16 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

Here is a collection of many Tao Te Ching translations:

http://home.pages.at/onkellotus/TTK/_IndexTTK.html

English translations tend to differ greatly. I recall hearing someone on the Shroomery recently suggest the Henricks translation. Feng & English is a pretty recent translation, and appears to be well-liked. Whichever Shroomerite has the "Weapons are meant for destruction" quote in their sig used the McDonald translation.

The translation by Mitchell is one guy's interpretation, instead of a literal translation. So it might be easier to grasp, but "fail" in terms of true meaning. Much like Pokemon, you gotta catch em all.


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Re: The truth is life! [Re: SerioOria]
    #4547985 - 08/17/05 08:22 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

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SerioOria said:
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tao.


  1. In Taoism, the basic, eternal principle of the universe that transcends reality and is the source of being, non-being, and change.
  2. In Confucianism, the right manner of human activity and virtuous conduct seen as stemming from universal criteria and ideals governing right, wrong, and other categories of existence.




how do those two things go together, the source of being and non-being and reality has nothing to do with the forces of good and bad, right and wrong does it??

or if it does, they are the things that can not be decided by human understanding are they?




Hum..

""In Taoism, the basic, eternal principle of the universe that transcends reality and is the source of being, non-being, and change.""

being vs. non-being = change?

change as motion,
emotion, feeling good and bad?

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Re: The truth is life! [Re: antoverlord]
    #4548001 - 08/17/05 08:26 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

or feeling and non-feeling?


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Re: The truth is life! [Re: antoverlord]
    #4548002 - 08/17/05 08:26 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

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antoverlord said:
Here is a collection of many Tao Te Ching translations:

http://home.pages.at/onkellotus/TTK/_IndexTTK.html

English translations tend to differ greatly.  I recall hearing someone on the Shroomery recently suggest the Henricks translation.  Feng & English is a pretty recent translation, and appears to be well-liked.  Whichever Shroomerite has the "Weapons are meant for destruction" quote in their sig used the McDonald translation.

The translation by Mitchell is one guy's interpretation, instead of a literal translation.  So it might be easier to grasp, but "fail" in terms of true meaning.  Much like Pokemon, you gotta catch em all.




Ha ha.. "Much like Pokemon"

Thank you for the info and the link. this is slightly dawning on me.. I think I thunk of this before, and it sure is, something about that Tao! :smile:

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Re: The truth is life! [Re: Gomp]
    #4548006 - 08/17/05 08:27 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

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Gomp said:
thank you for that link! :smile:

BTW, found this, "Tao may be rendered as morality, knowledge, rationality, path, or taste: its semantics vary widely depending on the context."

Iclander could you help, me with the context? (what it- would/could be)/is!? if anything? haha

:laugh:




That's little Tao. Ultimate Tao has no context. Little Tao, I personally would put in the context of rationality or path. But I was not relating this to your post. You are trying for Ultimate Tao. :heart:


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Re: The truth is life! [Re: SerioOria]
    #4548016 - 08/17/05 08:30 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

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SerioOria said:
or feeling and non-feeling?


:confused:




[or and!]


Tao.


1. (In Taoism), the basic, eternal principle of the universe that transcends reality and is change? (forever, changing) (?) :P

:confused: :thumbup:
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Re: The truth is life! [Re: Icelander]
    #4548028 - 08/17/05 08:33 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

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Icelander said:
Quote:

Gomp said:
thank you for that link! :smile:

BTW, found this, "Tao may be rendered as morality, knowledge, rationality, path, or taste: its semantics vary widely depending on the context."

Iclander could you help, me with the context? (what it- would/could be)/is!? if anything? haha

:laugh:




That's little Tao. Ultimate Tao has no context. Little Tao, I personally would put in the context of rationality or path. But I was not relating this to your post. You are trying for Ultimate Tao. :heart:




Trying to try too try! :P

Why try when you in doing, did not fail? :P

"no context, as context"
-Bruce Lee, ripoff!? :wink:


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Re: The truth is life! [Re: Gomp]
    #4551458 - 08/18/05 02:06 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

oi, ... hers the star.. it was supposed to be included in the first post, explaining the usage of "his" ..

*Used to refer to a person whose gender is unspecified or unknown: ?He who desires but acts not, breeds pestilence? (William Blake).


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