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Taoism...from a Buddhist

Discussion in 'Taoism DIR' started by Wu Wei, Mar 13, 2021.

  1. Wu Wei

    Wu Wei ursus senum severiorum and ex-Bisy Backson

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    Read this before, but came across it again today in the book "Bruce Lee Artist of Life" and it all of a sudden struck me as rather Daoist so I thought I'd share it

    “Just be ordinary and nothing special. Eat your food, move your bowels, pass water, and when you’re tired go and lie down. The ignorant will laugh at me, but the wise will understand.” - Master Lin-Chi

    Linji Yixuan (Master Lin-Chi) was the founder of the Linji school of Chan Buddhism during Tang Dynasty China.
     
  2. Secret Chief

    Secret Chief Meghalayan Ape

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    It is often put forward that Chan is the result of the incoming Buddhism being influenced by the indigenous Daoism, is it not?
     
  3. Wu Wei

    Wu Wei ursus senum severiorum and ex-Bisy Backson

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    “Let your Ki flow like a river, and never let it stop. Getting stuck on something, whether good or bad, is never good. The past does not return. Only human beings cling to the past. The universe never ceases.”
    - K. Tohei
     
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