How many of you understand Taoism?

From someone who studied many religious and philosophy. Taoism are my number 1

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You can't understand Taoism because is not something for the brain. At best you can describe something similar.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Thought leader of /pol/

      Sound like you read alot about Taoism. I come to the same conclusion with you.

      https://i.imgur.com/ovEIHsX.jpeg

      I understand that I do not understand

      That image look like wheel of Ragnarok in my furry comic i draw decades ago. It's where the universe begin and end

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >That image look like wheel of Ragnarok in my furry comic i draw decades ago
        Link please

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I understand that I do not understand

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I bought a Taoism daily planner because i needed a daily planner and I thought that the Taoism daily quotes would be interesting. Interesting not moronic. Taoism has to be the most moronic fricking shite I have ever read. Op the fact you think Taoism is the number 1 religion and philosophy just goes to show how moronic you are. “The skillful moron need no thoughts or consciousness because the skillful moron has no brain”

    • 3 weeks ago
      Thought leader of /pol/

      Nice troll
      Taoism refuse all planning you moron. Just let it be nature. Everything and fate was change all the time. What you should do or must do depends on current situation.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        What's interesting is, as i understood by reading shitty fan translation of old ass books on strangely specific forums, you first have to fully understand your nature. I don't quite remember exact phrasing, but it went along the lines of
        >If you are angry, so be it. If you are filled with lust, do not reject it. What does a river gain from trying to flow upwards? And what human achieve by betraying himself and his innate nature? Live according to natural state of things(?)
        Man, it seems that ancient philosophy works mutually agree on "accept yourself first" concept. It's literally in every culture.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      what's your number one then

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Brenda, from accounting

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Who is this cool cat?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Thought leader of /pol/

      Li beng from legend if white cat. China anime

      >That image look like wheel of Ragnarok in my furry comic i draw decades ago
      Link please

      I am not at home yet sorry

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The dao that can be told is not the motherfricking eternal dao

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I enjoy its insights for dealing with double bind situations. It's another nice tool for my belt.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I understand nothing beyond my cultivation stories. I too want to advance to the next realm but lack a secret technique to cultivate that would allow me to be invincible within my realm and slaughter the extended families of those who make enemies of me.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Im a cultivator. I astral travel and enslave ghouls, and have had many intense sword battles

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I would call myself familiar with it as I have gone bananas insomniac after reflecting on taoist and buddhist writings, at one point I was capable of perceiving things I thought of in real world, for example I was laying in the bathtub thinking of the concept of enlightenment and I saw a large glowing sphere, like the Sun but incredibly smooth, floating above me, which was the concept I previously thought of, but I wasn't seeing it in my head as I otherwise do when trying to imagine things, it was really there, it was like if a character in the sims saw the green emerald above their heads. I had to stop this because I had terrible mood swings and was close to sewerslide oftentimes and lost over 40 kilos in a few months, slept 3 hours a day at most and genuinely couldn't stop walking as it helped me think.

    Even if only partial, enlightenment isn't for everyone, I'm glad I survived, be warned.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It seems that you almost understood what lies between unnamed and named.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Saying "unnamed" is itself naming as unnamed, the is and isnots are imaginary from this experience, I have brought isnots here to is-world, manifested the otherworldly, but in return I was almost brought outside of here. Tremendous experience, at times I felt as if I could move mountains or fly, but another moment, I was unable to even walk or sit down.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Sorry, my message was unclear, it's hard to post while driving.
          >Saying "unnamed" is itself naming as unnamed
          That's what i meant by saying that "it" "lies between" named and unnamed.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          To anyone aspiring to breakthrough, a method that worked best for me is pondering the difference between "real" and "actual", and playing with words, disestablishing adages and proverbs and learning of roots of words, studying etymology is necessary to understand what is actually said. Incredibly fast method to see the world differently but also dangerous.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Explain daoism to a beginner

    It says to follow the way but never mentions anything specific. Doesn't seem to have explanations for reality either. Seems like self motivation copium

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You think of "the Way" as something that is to be followed. The fundamental issue with your thinking is that "the Way" isn't something that is. It also isn't something that isn't. "Is" and "Isn't" stem from "the Way", not vice-versa. What you really are following then, are the "is" and "isn't", which come from "the Way".

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Unhelpful gobbledyasiatic.

  11. 3 weeks ago
    RW

    After I experienced that which lies beyond, its enormity and unintelligibility (per definition), I agree Taoïsm's axioms are the only right ones to move from in search for enlightenment.

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yea I learned Mandarin to better study Daoism and the Yijing. While I of course like Laozi and stuff like the Huainanzi I find the fangshi, Shangqing, and neidan most interesting.

    I also rate Daoism as number 1 but think the best of Western esotericism is equal or close to equal.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Thought leader of /pol/

      Good to know
      Chinese philosophy can't be fully understand without knowledge in ancient chinese language. And i am far for fully understand Taoism.
      Do you think china rising have something to do with Wuwei or " do nothing ' in Taoism philosophy?

      But i refuse to learn more . Because knowledge are unlimited thing. But human have limit

      After I experienced that which lies beyond, its enormity and unintelligibility (per definition), I agree Taoïsm's axioms are the only right ones to move from in search for enlightenment.

      I know right ?

  13. 3 weeks ago
    RW

    If people are interested to connect more and perhaps create a group chat in which we can converse more on our questions and insights, I'd invite you to add my instagram account "Parsingtao" and let me know.

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    heres some criteria for identifying cluster b personality disorder
    they will think them selves perfect, and judge all others with unstated criteria
    they will attack when their position is questioned and they will not answer the question posed
    they will gate keep their wisdom for those who inflate their egos only
    (they will confuse if questions for is statements)

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Helped a lot in overcoming my anxieties. Even though the Dao can't be fully understood, it's still the most accessible "religion" because it hides nothing. It's all just there, you just have to stop and observe.

    But what's with your weird namegayging?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Thought leader of /pol/

      *Giggle*
      Ignore it 🙂
      I am not both leftist or rightist. I move far beyond those stuffs

      What's interesting is, as i understood by reading shitty fan translation of old ass books on strangely specific forums, you first have to fully understand your nature. I don't quite remember exact phrasing, but it went along the lines of
      >If you are angry, so be it. If you are filled with lust, do not reject it. What does a river gain from trying to flow upwards? And what human achieve by betraying himself and his innate nature? Live according to natural state of things(?)
      Man, it seems that ancient philosophy works mutually agree on "accept yourself first" concept. It's literally in every culture.

      Yes you can say it's about accepting yourself. However. The text mean your "true nature" or your old nature before you learn norms or teaching of society. Both good man and bad man are destroy their old nature. Bad man expend their greedy and wishes. Good guy reduce their greedy and wishes. The more you practice Taoism. The more you will be ordinary man .

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        https://i.imgur.com/W9TBeia.jpeg

        I will be at home in 3 days
        It's low detail pixel comic. Are you sure you want to see it ?

        [...]
        For me Taoism main point is to break down boring logic which common human believe in. And it's very useful to explain uncertain of Fates. When you face the change of fate where your logic are useless to understand it. That's when you can use Taoism to heal yourself.
        I don't think human mind are about logic. It's about emotions. And often it's no logic at all. Which is very important in adapting to survive of humankind. Logics sometime are like prison for our perspective to this chaos universe.
        If your old nature are comfort with logic. Then i suggest you stay with it. Taoism are not about force everyone to do anything and guarantee the benefits. It's about returning to your old nature. Where only you can realise it.

        https://i.imgur.com/VxHUJys.jpeg

        Sound like you read alot about Taoism. I come to the same conclusion with you.

        [...]
        That image look like wheel of Ragnarok in my furry comic i draw decades ago. It's where the universe begin and end

        ok avatargay im seeding your chinese anime on most public trackers rn

        • 3 weeks ago
          Thought leader of /pol/

          Thanks in the name of china communism party agent
          Just kidding lol

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >It's all just there, you just have to stop and observe
      That's the problem, we don't. At least taught not to.

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Still waiting on the Ragnarok furry comic

    • 3 weeks ago
      Thought leader of /pol/

      I will be at home in 3 days
      It's low detail pixel comic. Are you sure you want to see it ?

      How do I understand how to "use" Taoism if I am really logic-minded? I've tried to learn about Taoism for a long time but it's hard for me because it seems like my nature is to be extremely attached to logic and being fearful and avoiding every danger by using logic to protect myself. It's hard for me to "act" or do anything without using logic
      Thank you in advance!!!

      For me Taoism main point is to break down boring logic which common human believe in. And it's very useful to explain uncertain of Fates. When you face the change of fate where your logic are useless to understand it. That's when you can use Taoism to heal yourself.
      I don't think human mind are about logic. It's about emotions. And often it's no logic at all. Which is very important in adapting to survive of humankind. Logics sometime are like prison for our perspective to this chaos universe.
      If your old nature are comfort with logic. Then i suggest you stay with it. Taoism are not about force everyone to do anything and guarantee the benefits. It's about returning to your old nature. Where only you can realise it.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Thank you 🙂

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Are you sure you want to see it ?
        Absolutely.
        >Captcha: t8 0W0

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How do I understand how to "use" Taoism if I am really logic-minded? I've tried to learn about Taoism for a long time but it's hard for me because it seems like my nature is to be extremely attached to logic and being fearful and avoiding every danger by using logic to protect myself. It's hard for me to "act" or do anything without using logic
    Thank you in advance!!!

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Lol 90% of posts in this thread are so snobbishly vague.
    If you can't properly explain what taoism is to a beginner/outsider in simple terms than why are you making/posting in this thread trying to convince people that Taoism is #1

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You need to have a mastery of the chinese language before you can even start

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