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Daily Tao - 19

Get rid of sanctity.
People will understand the truth
and be happier.

Get rid of morality.
People will respect each other
and do what's right.

Get rid of value and profit.
People will not steal
if they do not desire.

If that's not possible, go to Plan B:
Be simple. Be real.
Do your work as best you can.
Don't think about what you get for it.
Stay focused. Get rid of all your crap.

The Beatrice Tao.

Daily Tao - 19


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May. 31st, 2012 03:20 pm (UTC)
May. 31st, 2012 04:37 pm (UTC)

The tag, 'Sermon on the Mount,' is interesting. A good many theologians and historians have speculated that the reason Yeshua bar Yosef disappears from Judaic record for a decade or so is that He'd gone East, and picked up a great deal of the material He then reworked for His original audience and their culture. It certainly was new to them…

This is not, of course, a popular idea among those who believe that He was God's Speakerphone™ (or worse, was God Himself, as was decided a few centuries later and settled by murdering everyone who disagreed). None such will accept the idea that he was merely a copycat.

Jun. 1st, 2012 02:14 pm (UTC)
The tag was prompted by the last two lines of the chapter.

I remain open on the question of how or where Jesus spent the thirty years prior to his appearance at one of John's baptisms.

We have existed, as a species, for 200,000 years, maybe longer. We were pretty smart, we could talk (which means we could share our thoughts with other people and therefore cooperate more easily than other species). Otherwise we had no special advantages (except for fish hooks, blow guns, arrows, hammers, and spear throwers -- all relatively recent developments) through ninety plus percent of our existence,

All people like Lao Tze (if there was such a person), the Buddha, and Jesus were trying to do was remind us, at critical times in our "recent" history, about what kept us going all those centuries. It doesn't surprise me that they would have similar or at least compatable ideas
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