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Invisibledblaney
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Re: Quietism [Re: BlueCoyote]
    #5545763 - 04/23/06 12:42 AM (15 years, 7 months ago)

Indeed, I'm not arguing with you there. I think wu-wei (or nonaction, not to be confused with inaction) is essential. But one has to remove the log from their own eye before they can help others remove their splinters.


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But makes for the heaviest sword"
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Making the noise "penicillin" is no substitute for actually taking penicillin.

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Re: Quietism [Re: dblaney]
    #5545817 - 04/23/06 12:58 AM (15 years, 7 months ago)

They might even want to crucify you. That would be a real test of acceptance. :wink:


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Re: Quietism [Re: dblaney]
    #5546898 - 04/23/06 11:19 AM (15 years, 7 months ago)

Ok, agreed. Right action in Tao is only possible with removed log :wink:


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"Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men."Martin Luther King, Jr.
'Acceptance is the absolute key - at that moment you gain freedom and you gain power and you gain courage'


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