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Really, all people search for Truth; we seek a peaceful way, a natural way, a way to motivate our civilization toward the ultimate.
“WHY DOES TAO ALLOW EVIL THINKING TO TAKE OVER AND LEAD THE WHOLE WORLD TO ITS DESTRUCTION?”
But he explains that the question they ask comes from a classic misunderstanding in western religion.
Thousands of years ago, an ingenious alchemical system was developed by people in Ancient China who wished to fulfil the ultimate potential of body, mind, and spirit…
But Tàijí practice is sooo slow right? — There is no emphasis on physical strength. No hard kicking, punching, striking, building up muscles or toughening one’s knuckles involved…
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The ancient masters were subtle, mysterious, profound and aware.
The extreme depth of their knowledge is hard to understand.
Since they are unfathomable, allow me to try very hard to describe their appearance in this way:
Watchful, just like crossing a winter stream.
Ever alert, like aware of surrounding danger.
Courteous, like facing very important guests.
Yielding, like ice about to melt.
Appearing so simple and real, like an uncarved block of wood.
So hollow and deep, like a big canyon.
So unclear, he is like muddy water.
Resting, won’t the mud settle and the water become clear again?
Can’t he rest knowing that stillness will again awaken into action?
Knowing the way of the Tao, she never seeks to be full.
Never full, even the worn out need not be renewed.
-Tao Te Ching
(Translated by Grandmaster Waysun Liao,
from his book “Nine nights with the Taoist Master” )