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Plug. [Oct. 28th, 2005|08:22 pm]
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The Way and the Wheel is a community for the comparison and discussion of religion, spirituality and faith and the pursuit of understanding all matters in between. If you beleive in it, we want to talk to you about it. Whether it be personal anecdotes, readings and interpretations, I Ching or other forms of soothsaying (in the context of a religion/philosophy), martial arts, traditions, alternative medicines, diet or anything else.

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(no subject) [Oct. 5th, 2005|04:50 pm]

This community is deader than dead!

I wrote a small script that posts every day a chapter of the tao to daily_tao, in case anyone doesn't get enough tao in their daily lives 8)
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(no subject) [Aug. 30th, 2005|12:15 am]

Disclaimer: I don't claim to be right. I claim to have arrived to these conclusions at the time this is written.

Breathing is fundamental. Without breathing, you die. Duh.
However, I am finding out through practice of martial arts and reading books written by extremely talented people in that field that breathing is not only important to living.
The martial arts part of it is this : muscles react differently if you are inhaling or exhaling. Your body also behaves differently. Proper control of one's breath is required for the techniques to be executed properly. This is one of the secrets to the martial artists' so-called supernatural power: merely efficient usage of the human body.
The tao / life part of it is this: if you do not breathe well, you are less likely to be happy. Sorry, I don't claim to know how one should breathe yet; but I do recommend studying breathing and meditation to learn more about it. Happiness is also just a side result; if you breathe better, more deeply, in and out regularly, not raising your chest but inflating your belly when you breathe, your brain will also work better, and thus you'll.. Well, I guess, "become smarter".

cross-posted to _martial_arts and trevoke
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calming people down [Aug. 27th, 2005|10:07 pm]

does anyone have quotes (any translation) that refer specifically to relationship drama-rama? Not intimates, but people who want to argue with you.

I have some colleagues who want information from me - which is valid - but they aren't listening & they want to debate/argue with me about perception - the usual right/wrong thing.

I do feel a bit of a "zen master" in this area - not that I have the final word but like in the story of the businessman who goes to the zen master & the zen master overflows his guests teacup saying, "how can you learn? your cup is already full?"

Or perhaps its more like a movie director who really enjoys making expermental movies but doesn't want to explain or debate about the content or technique...all I have to say is "go make your own movie" but these people are pushing my buttons & making me feel defensive. I can't *make* them look beyond the obvious, but I don't want to be caught up in their perspective (or lack of experience). I deal with this scenero a lot...I guess it bugs me because instead of making movies, I get drawn into thinking & talking about making movies with people I really disagree with & don't want to hear critisism from I randomly picked this quote, but it doesn't feel quite right.

When a country is in harmony with the Tao,
the factories make trucks and tractors.
When a country goes counter to the Tao,
warheads are stockpiled outside the cities.

There is no greater illusion than fear,
no greater wrong than preparing to defend yourself,
no greater misfortune than having an enemy.

Whoever can see through all fear
will always be safe.
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The cure for cancer has been found! [Aug. 6th, 2005|01:04 am]






Spead this information.

Forgive me for the shameless plug.

Dragon's & Immortality [Jul. 2nd, 2005|09:08 pm]

Could someone tell me if the legend of tricking the evil monster is correct for Chinese New Year?


I was told by a Chinese religion teacher years back that the dragon in parades chased after the pill of immortality & swollowed it symbolizing prosperity for a new year. I can't find any legend even close to this on goggle or dogpile relating to NY or in general.

Also, I'd like to build a wearable dragon for one or two people - if anyone has experince & would be willing to share some "how-to's", especially on forming the head, I'd appreciate that.

On a semi-taoist, arm-chair cultural analyist note...I found comparing the traditions of New Year's celebrations really interesting - the difference between looking at the past & making plans for the future...
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Goals Vs Flow [Jun. 28th, 2005|10:29 am]

I wonder how I can be both goal oriented and flowing at the same time.

Any suggestions?
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My fave [Jun. 21st, 2005|01:44 am]

This is my favorite passage...anybody else have favorites?

The Master gives himself up
to whatever the moment brings.
He knows that he is going to die,
and her has nothing left to hold on to:
no illusions in his mind,
no resistances in his body.
He doesn't think about his actions;
they flow from the core of his being.
He holds nothing back from life;
therefore he is ready for death,
as a man is ready for sleep
after a good day's work.
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equality [Jun. 21st, 2005|02:58 am]

what i don't understand (and maybe you guys can help me) how buddhists can consider themselves detatched from everything, then how do they have a god? isn't impossible to believe in a god and be 'detatched' from that god at the same time?

to me, it seems silly to consider someone unattatched by anything when they still have a sense of something superior than them.
if there is something superior than them (god), then the yin yang says that there must be something inferior, whether it be something/someone else, or even themselves.
if things naturally fall within harmony, then there shouldn't be anything superior or inferior to anything else, even if it is a god.

this brings about my theory that if everything is equal, then the only way for there to be a god (which i most definately believe in), is for us to be god.

even if god is an all-powerful, content, supreme being, there is one thing he can never have: experience of life.
so, he sends pieces of himself, like crumbs off of a cookie, or rain from the clouds, to earth (the universe as we know it), and bringing about life. all forms of life, god is the force that propells them to live. we have a body and brain, but our minds are the drops of god.
in death, we return to god.
god must be heaven then..

i don't know if this theory has been thought of.. if it has, can anyone tell me or link me to where i can find more detailed writings of it?
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(no subject) [Jun. 17th, 2005|08:20 am]

What is time to you?
Are you aware of the change that happens every instant?
Or do you go through a period of life and then realize time has gone by?
Are you aware that things take a long or short time.. Or is it just time that goes by?
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