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Tao - 5 / 11 / 2002
Tao Te Ching
    the importance of context in translating chinese writing
The Tao of Pooh
the uncarved block - pu / Pooh
    something in its natural state
    simplicity & its natural power
    life is fun
heaven & earth in harmony
    obeying the same universal laws
        not the laws of man
simple minded is not stupid
the useful wisdom of simplicity
knowledge from experience vs cleverness [learning, especially from books]
inner nature
    things are as they are
        who are you?
    the wise know their limitations
        what can you do?
    work with things as they are - recognize inner nature
        which do you do?
don't try to eliminate negatives
    use them in a positive way
do without doing
    do or do not, there is no try
being here
    being anywhere, but where you are
you can't save time
    you can only spend it wisely or foolishly
the goal is less important than the path by which it is reached
caring / compassion
to go nowhere & to do nothing
the empty mind sees what is in front of it
Seven Taoist Masters - translated by Eva Wong
The Tao of Pooh - Benjamin Hoff
Tao Te Ching - Lao Tse

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