This site is dedicated to exploring the Tao and Philosophical Taoism; and how it relates to everyday modern life in the 21st Century. It also includes posts relating to how I feel Taoism can provide insights for dealing with the problems of everyday living.
The process of writing out my thoughts helps me to explore what I believe and why, so these posts will probably develop over time. I hope that you'll find this site interesting and, for those of you new to the Tao and Taoism, I hope that it can provide you with a first step on the path to a rich spiritual life. If you want to post comments relating to a post or the site as a whole I'd be grateful as all feedback is helpful.
Enjoy your visit - In Tao - Woody
Who would follow the Way must go beyond words. Who would know the world must go beyond names. *
No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man. **
Tuesday, 6 October 2009
Taoism and blogging
I came across a really interesting blog today which I thought I'd recommend. It covers a wide range of subjects mostly from a Taoist/Buddhist perspective. IMHO it's excellent and it can be found at A Quiet Watercourse. I'll be adding it to my site's recommended blogs as well.
* Douglas Allchin interpretation of the opening lines of the Tao Te Ching ** Heraclitus
(1) From Chapter 16 of the Tao Te Ching - adapted by me from Star translation (2) From Chapter 8 of the Tao Te Ching - Walker translation (3) From Chapter 16 of the Tao Te Ching - Mitchell translation (4) From Chapter 9 of the Tao Te Ching - Rosenthal translation (5) Beck Translation (6) Bynner Translation (7) Maybry Translation (8) Lindauer Translation (9) Byrn Translation (10) Merel Translation (11) Red Pine Translation (12) Mitchell Translation
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