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The Tao Is Tao (11)

                                                                     11
                                                                The Tao
                                                        wants no worshp,
                                         yet all sentient beings become silent
                                           before the beauty and mystery of
                                                                 the Tao.

                                                                         -- Jos Stabbert


Fung Yu-Lan said that Westerners
are religious people who sometimes philosophize,
and the Chinese are philosophers
who are sometimes religious.
And the Taoist religion as i understand it
is much different from
the Taoist philosophy as i try to practice it.

But silence is not unlike worship,
Silence can be a form of worship
If i find something more "awesome" than something else
(or more awful than something else)
aren't i being a bit religious?

The Tao Is Tao (11) - Daily Tao

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reginaterrae
May. 14th, 2016 11:56 pm (UTC)

Amen, brother.

bobby1933
May. 16th, 2016 03:24 pm (UTC)
:)
amaebi
May. 16th, 2016 10:45 am (UTC)
The idea of wanting worship is pretty odd, isn't it?
bobby1933
May. 16th, 2016 02:50 pm (UTC)
I don't think so.
when chiefs acquire material power
they also develop the arrogance
to expect
unilateral respect
from their environment
especially the humans in it.

They,
and perhaps other humans.
may project a deity
not unlike themselves.
amaebi
May. 16th, 2016 05:43 pm (UTC)
oh, believe me, I didn't mean it doesn't occur. in fact it's horribly common in human hierarchy. i just think it's bizarre. :(
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