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From the rising of the sun

 Praise be to the source of all life.
Praise, all beings who come from the source, praise the source of all life.
Blessed be the source of all life from this time forth and for evermore.
From the rising of the sun until its setting, praise the Name that cannot be named.
The source transcends nations and boundaries, and its glory is beyond the heavens.
Who is like unto the source of life, which dwells in the deep,
The source that becomes like the earth
to behold the things that are in heaven, and in the earth!
The spirit of life raises the poor out of the dust, and lifts the needy out of the dunghill;
And sets them with princes, even with the princes of their people.
The life wells up even in the barren, and makes them joyfully bring forth life.
Praise the source of all life.

(A NeoPlatonist / Taoist / Unitarian version of Psalm 113)

by Yvonne Aburrow

Link: Dance of the elements

Category: Poetry

Tradition: Eclectic spirituality

· psalm · poetry · poem · Yvonne Aburrow · Taoism · Kabbalah · Neo-Platonism

Alan Watts - Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching

by Alan Watts

Link: YouTube

Category: Videos

Tradition: Eclectic spirituality

· Alan Watts · Taoism · Lao Tsu · Tao Te Ching

Taoist stories

Taoist Stories don’t always have a clear moral; they serve to let us know that there are two ways of seeing this world: one, where we add up all the calculations, make judgements based on appearance and all the reasonable assumptions our senses come to – and another, where we can see straight to the heart of the matter, bypassing all the usual criteria and using our inner sight. 

Link: http://www.taoism.net/stories/home.htm

Category: Recommended websites

Tradition: Taoism

· stories · folktales · fairytales · legends · myth · myths · mythology · Taoist · Taoism

Taoist stories at Tom Thumb

Taoism always chooses images like water and childhood to observe that we can be partners with the universe; it's the original 'go with the flow' philosophy. 

Link: Tom Thumb

Category: Recommended websites

Tradition: Taoism

· stories · folktales · fairytales · legends · myth · myths · mythology · Taoist · Taoism

The Taoist Farmer

There was once a Taoist farmer. One day the Taoist farmer’s only horse broke out of the corral and ran away. The farmer’s neighbors, all hearing of the horse running away, came to the Taoist farmer’s house to view the corral. As they stood there, the neighbors all said, "Oh what bad luck!" The Taoist farmer replied, "Maybe."

About a week later, the horse returned bringing with it a whole herd of wild horses, which the Taoist farmer and his son quickly corralled. The neighbors, hearing of the corralling of the horses, came to see for themselves. As they stood there looking at the corral filled with horses, the neighbors said, "Oh what good luck!" The Taoist farmer replied, "Maybe."

At that same time in China, there was a war going on between two rival warlords. The warlord of the Taoist farmer’s village was involved in this war. In need of more soldiers, he sent one of his captains to the village to conscript young men to fight in the war. When the captain came to take the Taoist farmer’s son he found a young man with a broken leg who was delirious with fever. Knowing there was no way the son could fight, the captain left him there. A few days later, the son’s fever broke. The neighbors, hearing of the son’s not being taken to fight in the war and of his return to good health, all came to see him. As they stood there, each one said, "Oh what good luck!" The Taoist farmer replied, "Maybe."

by Kent Moreno

Link: Pediatric Services

Category: Stories

Tradition: Taoism

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