The Tao of 420 (#52) by Lao Tzu Stoner

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The Tao of 420 (#52) by Lao Tzu Stoner

Post by ed the head » Sat 15th Apr 2017 12:35 pm

:?: :idea: Was Lao Tzu a STONER philosopher? Consider this: the peoples of Asia had long ago discovered cannabis before he laid these words down around 500 BCE. When I read this I often think so. Is it just my bias? Read it and tell me what you think, thank you. :?: :idea:
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'In the beginning was the Tao.
All things issue from it;
all things return to it.

To find the origin,
trace back the manifestations.
When you recognize the children
and find the mother,
you will be free of sorrow.

If you close your mind in judgements
and traffic with desires,
your heart will be troubled.
If you keep your mind from judging
and aren't led by the senses,
your heart will find peace.


Seeing into darkness is clarity.
Knowing how to yield is strength.
Use your own light
and return to the source of light.
This is called practicing eternity.' - Lao Tzu Stoner
http://acc6.its.brooklyn.cuny.edu/~phal ... te-v3.html
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The Tao of 420 (#41) by Lao Tzu Stoner

Post by ed the head » Sat 15th Apr 2017 12:49 pm

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When a superior man hears of the Tao,
he immediately begins to embody it.
When an average man hears of the Tao,
he half believes it, half doubts it.
When a foolish man hears of the Tao,
he laughs out loud.
If he didn't laugh,
it wouldn't be the Tao.

Thus it is said:
The path into the light seems dark,
the path forward seems to go back,
the direct path seems long,
true power seems weak,
true purity seems tarnished,
true steadfastness seems changeable,
true clarity seems obscure,
the greatest art seems unsophisticated,
the greatest love seems indifferent,
the greatest wisdom seems childish.

The Tao is nowhere to be found.
Yet it nourishes and completes all things. - Lao Tzu Stoner
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The Tao of 420 (#20) by Lao Tzu Stoner

Post by ed the head » Sat 15th Apr 2017 02:11 pm

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Stop thinking, and end your problems.
What difference between yes and no?
What difference between success and failure?
Must you value what others value,
avoid what others avoid?
How ridiculous!


Other people are excited,
as though they were at a parade.
I alone don't care,
I alone am expressionless,
like an infant before it can smile.

Other people have what they need;
I alone possess nothing.
I alone drift about,
like someone without a home.
I am like an idiot, my mind is so empty.

Other people are bright;
I alone am dark.
Other people are sharpe;
I alone am dull.
Other people have a purpose;
I alone don't know.
I drift like a wave on the ocean,
I blow as aimless as the wind.

I am different from ordinary people.
I drink from the Great Mother's breasts. - Lao Tzu Stoner
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The Tao of 420 (#9) by Lao Tzu Stoner

Post by ed the head » Sat 15th Apr 2017 02:20 pm

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Fill your bowl to the brim
and it will spill.
Keep sharpening your knife
and it will blunt.
Chase after money and security
and your heart will never unclench.
Care about people's approval
and you will be their prisoner.


Do your work, then step back.
The only path to serenity. - Lao Tzu Stoner
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The Tao of 420 (#23) by Lao Tzu Stoner

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Express yourself completely,
then keep quiet.
Be like the forces of nature:
when it blows, there is only wind;
when it rains, there is only rain;
when the clouds pass, the sun shines through.

If you open yourself to the Tao,
you are at one with the Tao
and you can embody it completely.
If you open yourself to insight,
you are at one with insight
and you can use it completely.
If you open yourself to loss,
you are at one with loss
and you can accept it completely.

Open yourself to the Tao,
then trust your natural responses;
and everything will fall into place. - Lao Tzu Stoner
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The Tao of 420 (#33) by Lao Tzu Stoner

Post by ed the head » Sat 15th Apr 2017 02:43 pm

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Knowing others is intelligence;
knowing yourself is true wisdom.
Mastering others is strength;
mastering yourself is true power.

If you realize that you have enough,
you are truly rich.
If you stay in the center
and embrace death with your whole heart,
you will endure forever. - Lao Tzu Stoner
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Re: The Tao of 420 (#52) by Lao Tzu Stoner

Post by Papi » Sat 15th Apr 2017 04:04 pm

I want a bonghit of whatever you're smoking today man:D
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Re: The Tao of 420 (#52) by Lao Tzu Stoner

Post by gromit » Sat 15th Apr 2017 06:07 pm

if at first you dont succeed ,keep suckin seed till you do succeed,... :wink:

the tao of larry ,moe and curly,...

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The Tao of 420 (#2) by Lao Tzu Stoner

Post by ed the head » Sun 16th Apr 2017 08:35 am

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When people see some things as beautiful,
other things become ugly.
When people see some things as good,
other things become bad.


Being and non-being create each other.
Difficult and easy support each other.
Long and short define each other.
High and low depend on each other.
Before and after follow each other.

Therefore the Master
acts without doing anything
and teaches without saying anything.
Things arise and she lets them come;
things disappear and she lets them go.
She has but doesn't possess,
acts but doesn't expect.

When her work is done, she forgets it.
That is why it lasts forever. - Lao Tzu Stoner
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Re: The Tao of 420 (#25) by Lao Tzu Stoner

Post by ed the head » Sun 16th Apr 2017 08:48 am

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There was something formless and perfect
before the universe was born.
It is serene.
Empty.
Solitary.
Unchanging.
Infinite.
Eternally present.
It is the mother of the universe.
For lack of a better name,
I call it the Tao.

It flows through all things,
inside and outside, and returns
to the origin of all things.

The Tao is great.
The universe is great.
Earth is great.
Man is great.
These are the four great powers.

Man follows the earth.
Earth follows the universe.
The universe follows the Tao.
The Tao follows only itself. - Lao Tzu Stoner
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The Tao of 420 (#10) by Lao Tzu Stoner

Post by ed the head » Sun 16th Apr 2017 08:59 am

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Can you coax your mind from its wandering
and keep to the original oneness?
Can you let your body become
supple as a newborn child's?
Can you cleanse your inner vision
until you see nothing but the light?
Can you love people and lead them
without imposing your will?
Can you deal with the most vital matters
by letting events take their course?
Can you step back from you own mind
and thus understand all things?

Giving birth and nourishing,
having without possessing,
acting with no expectations,
leading and not trying to control:
this is the supreme virtue. - Lao Tzu Stoner
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The Tao of 420 (#61) by Lao Tzu Stoner

Post by ed the head » Tue 18th Apr 2017 09:30 am

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When a country obtains great power,
it becomes like the sea:
all streams run downward into it.
The more powerful it grows,
the greater the need for humility.
Humility means trusting the Tao,
thus never needing to be defensive.

A great nation is like a great man:
When he makes a mistake, he realizes it.
Having realized it, he admits it.
Having admitted it, he corrects it.
He considers those who point out his faults
as his most benevolent teachers.
He thinks of his enemy
as the shadow that he himself casts.


If a nation is centered in the Tao,
if it nourishes its own people
and doesn't meddle in the affairs of others,
it will be a light to all nations in the world. - Lao Tzu Stoner
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The Tao of 420 (#8) by Lao Tzu Stoner

Post by ed the head » Wed 19th Apr 2017 12:05 am

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The supreme good is like water,
which nourishes all things without trying to.
It is content with the low places that people disdain.
Thus it is like the Tao.

In dwelling, live close to the ground.
In thinking, keep to the simple.
In conflict, be fair and generous.
In governing, don't try to control.
In work, do what you enjoy.
In family life, be completely present.


When you are content to be simply yourself
and don't compare or compete,
everybody will respect you. - Lao Tzu Stoner
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The Tao of 420 (#15) by Lao Tzu Stoner

Post by ed the head » Wed 19th Apr 2017 10:05 am

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The ancient Masters were profound and subtle.
Their wisdom was unfathomable.
There is no way to describe it;
all we can describe is their appearance.

They were careful
as someone crossing an iced-over stream.
Alert as a warrior in enemy territory.
Courteous as a guest.
Fluid as melting ice.
Shapable as a block of wood.
Receptive as a valley.
Clear as a glass of water.

Do you have the patience to wait
till your mud settles and the water is clear?
Can you remain unmoving
till the right action arises by itself?

The Master doesn't seek fulfillment.
Not seeking, not expecting,
she is present, and can welcome all things. - Lao Tzu Stoner
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The Tao of 420 (#16) by Lao Tzu Stoner

Post by ed the head » Wed 19th Apr 2017 04:40 pm

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Empty your mind of all thoughts.
Let your heart be at peace.
Watch the turmoil of beings,
but contemplate their return.

Each separate being in the universe
returns to the common source.
Returning to the source is serenity.

If you don't realize the source,
you stumble in confusion and sorrow.
When you realize where you come from,
you naturally become tolerant,
disinterested, amused,
kindhearted as a grandmother,
dignified as a king.
Immersed in the wonder of the Tao,
you can deal with whatever life brings you,
and when death comes, you are ready. - Lao Tzu Stoner
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