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[Nov. 4th, 2005|08:50 am]
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[akurei_kami]
I would have to say Wu Wei is my favorite Taoist author!

Who is yours?

*Editing to help Trevoke along the way. *

Who is your favorite author on the subject of Taoism?
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[User Picture]From: trevoke
2005-11-04 04:14 pm (UTC)
First you'd probably have to define what a Taoist author is, and there really weren't many. Lao Tzu, Chuang Tzu, Wu Wei.. Can't think of many more ;-)
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From: khandro
2005-11-04 05:20 pm (UTC)
Lao Tzu. It is all I read on the subject. When I first started learning about Taoism, I read many many books. In the end, the only book I keep going back to is the Tao Te Ching. For me, it holds the necessary imagery to unlcok the answers from with in me.
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From: akurei_kami
2005-11-04 06:06 pm (UTC)
Unless you are reading the origional scrolls, I think then, are you not, limited to the actual translating author?

Wu Wei has just released 4 books on the subject of the 'book of change' through Power Press. He has an interestingly clear thinking process.
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[User Picture]From: trevoke
2005-11-04 08:54 pm (UTC)
Isn't the 'book of change' the I-ching ?
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From: akurei_kami
2005-11-04 08:59 pm (UTC)
Yes, also known as the book of answers.
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[User Picture]From: trevoke
2005-11-04 09:01 pm (UTC)
Hmm. I have barely started buying books on the i-ching so I can't talk about it yet, but I will agree that Lao Tzu seems to have encompassed it the best so far.
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From: akurei_kami
2005-11-04 11:20 pm (UTC)
It was created by Fu Hsi (Fo Shee)
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[User Picture]From: trevoke
2005-11-04 11:33 pm (UTC)
Sorry, sorry, I meant about your original question. I have read that much about i-ching. I meant that I feel Lao Tsu is my favorite author about taoism so far.
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From: akurei_kami
2005-11-04 11:40 pm (UTC)
OH. It would be awesome to be able to read his scrolls first hand and have my own interpretation.
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[User Picture]From: trevoke
2005-11-05 12:01 am (UTC)
Well, you can always learn chinese; the original text is available very easily on the web or in any book (my copy of the TTC has the chinese on the left and the english on the right).
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From: akurei_kami
2005-11-05 12:59 am (UTC)
That easy huh?
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[User Picture]From: trevoke
2005-11-05 03:28 am (UTC)
Well, alright, give it a couple of years to get the basic part of chinese down, and then maybe another five or six, but you'll be ok, I'm sure. :)
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From: akurei_kami
2005-11-05 03:42 am (UTC)
Happy Birthday Man, are you 23 or 24?
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[User Picture]From: trevoke
2005-11-05 04:23 am (UTC)
23 today. Thank you :)
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[User Picture]From: m_banu
2005-11-04 09:22 pm (UTC)
Fred Rogers. Dunno if he had the Tao, but he sure did have the Te. :)
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[User Picture]From: immoralusername
2005-11-09 04:21 pm (UTC)
ME ME ME (oh, I guess I don't sound very taoist-like)
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From: akurei_kami
2005-11-09 04:48 pm (UTC)
What does a Taoist sound like?

You, you, you?
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[User Picture]From: immoralusername
2005-11-09 05:48 pm (UTC)

The sound of a taoist

?
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From: akurei_kami
2005-11-09 05:59 pm (UTC)

Re: The sound of a taoist

Yes?
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From: doll001
2006-03-28 08:16 pm (UTC)
Some may disagree with me that his writings are Taoist, but if one really digs into them I believe you'll find Alan Watts is very much a Taoist.
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