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"Yes, there is lots to discuss in TTC. I shall keep on working on it."

David Brazier replied Mar 29 to TAO TE CHING 28: The Dark Wisdom

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"Well done, Susthama."

David Brazier replied Mar 22 to Introduction to Daoism.mp3

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"Nice !"

David Brazier replied Mar 16 to TAOISM - AN INTRODUCTION

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"If you would like to discuss Taoist philosophy further, do join the Zoom group on Fr…"

David Brazier replied Mar 12 to TAO TE CHING 26: The Weight of Responsibility

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"Translating Chinese is a slow process, but rather satisfying."

David Brazier replied Jun 7, 2017 to TAO TE CHING 13: Serve under Heaven, not under Self

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"According to one theory, the Tao Te Ching is a composite of earlier works. If this i…"

David Brazier replied May 7, 2017 to TAO TE CHING Chapter Nine

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"It is difficult to read this chapter without suspecting some Buddhist influence. The…"

David Brazier replied May 7, 2017 to TAO TE CHING Chapter Ten

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"If you stretch it a little you could see Tao as the Dharmakaya, and Li as Nirmanakay…"

David Brazier replied May 9, 2016 to FO TAO LI ~ The Ideal Life

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"Very nice. Thank you. Yes."

David Brazier replied Mar 13, 2016 to TAO TE CHING Chapter 1

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"Thanks, Juan. The term hierarchy can be understood in different ways. I would say th…"

David Brazier replied Mar 11, 2016 to The Tao vs Amida

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Posted by Tamuly Annette on September 29, 2019 at 12:00 1 Comment

En l'absence de Darmavidya, j'ai - en ma qualité de voisine et d'amie - le privilège de m'occuper (un peu) de Tara, la petite chatte. C'est un bonheur  de la voir me faire la fête chaque fois que je me rends à Eleusis: elle s'étire, se roule sur le dos au soleil ou saute sur mes genoux. J'ignore si elle a profité de l'enseignement du maître des lieux, mais j'ai comme l'impression qu'elle me donne une belle leçon de sagesse: elle…



Posted by David Brazier on August 20, 2019 at 21:38 2 Comments

At the moment I am feeling very sad for the state of the planet. As I write the great forests are being consumed by fire, both the tropical forest in Brazil and the tundra forest in Russia. The great forests are the lungs of the earth. I myself have lung problems. When there are parts of the lungs that don’t work anymore one can run out of energy. It can strike suddenly. We will probably not do anything serious about climate change or wildlife extinction…



Posted by David Brazier on June 26, 2019 at 18:04 10 Comments

My medical condition continues to be a mystery. It is clear that I do not have any of the big nasty things - brain tumour, cracked skull, stroke, etc - as these have been ruled out by MRI investigation. Nonetheless I continue to have persistent, continuous head pain that varies in intensity and I become exhausted by the least effort so that I am functioning like an invalid incapable of doing very much. There is always a possibility that the whole syndrome is a…



Posted by Dayamay Dunsby on June 2, 2019 at 1:02 4 Comments

“Do we know what it means to be struck by grace? It does not mean that we suddenly believe that God exists, or that Jesus is the saviour, or that the Bible contains the truth. Grace strikes us when we are in great pain and restlessness. It strikes us when we walk through the dark Valley of a meaningless and empty life. It strikes us when we feel that our separation is deeper than usual, because we have violated another life, a life which we loved, or from which we were estranged. It strikes us… Continue

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