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Lao Da Long began his training in Daoism and Chan Buddhism at a young age. Apprenticed to a Chinese master at the age of 8, he was classically trained in the Daoist philosophy, martial arts, internal cultivation, medical arts of acupuncture and herbs as well as mysticism. Having been raised for 10 years under his Master’s tutelage, Lao left and began a 20 year journey to many different countries learning and sharing with many different esoteric traditions such as Kabbalah, Sufism, Sikhism, Gnosticism, Yoga, and many different indigenous peoples all in an effort to gain a deeper understanding of the Way. Now along with several close colleagues Lao owns and runs Jade Garden Classical Chinese Medicine and the Four Dragons Institute in Houston, TX.
Lao Da Long is the President of the Board of Directors and Dao Li Shi (Scholar) of the Dao Li Jiao (an international Daoist organization focusing on the Way of Reason Daoism), a Daoist Abbot and ambassador for the Qingcheng Daoist Temple on Qingcheng mountain, Sichuan China, a Priest in the American Dragon Gate Lineage of Quan Zhen Daoism, a Diplomat of Oriental Medicine certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), a Licensed Acupuncturist in the State of Texas, a professional member of the International Medical Veritas Association (IMVA) as well as and is ordained as a Priest in Southern Chinese Zheng Yi Daoism.
Literature and Spirituality #10
Our passage from the Word of God today is 2 Kings 23:21 which reads: "And the king commanded all the people, saying, Keep the passover unto the Lord your God, as it is written in the book of this covenant."
Our quote today is from Samuel Butler. He said: "Every man's work, whether it be literature, or music or pictures or architecture or anything else, is always a portrait of himself."
Our first topic for today is "Spirituality as Quest, Part 6 - Lao-Tzu" from the book, "Literature and Spirituality" by Yaw Adu-Gyamfi and Mark Ray Schmidt.
Here are our last two selections from Tao Te Ching.
The skillful masters (of the Tao) in old times, with a subtle and exquisite penetration, comprehended its mysteries, and were deep (also) so as to elude men's knowledge. As they were thus beyond men's knowledge, I will make an effort to describe of what sort they appeared to be.
Literature and Spirituality #9
Our passage from the Word of God today is Joshua 24:26 which reads: "And Joshua wrote these words in the book of the law of God, and took a great stone, and set it up there under an oak, that was by the sanctuary of the Lord."
Our quote today is from Gao Xingjian. He said: "It's in literature that true life can be found. It's under the mask of fiction that you can tell the truth."
Our first topic for today is "Spirituality as Quest, Part 5 - Lao-Tzu" from the book, "Literature and Spirituality" by Yaw Adu-Gyamfi and Mark Ray Schmidt.
Our second topic for today is "Reading a Story, Part 9" from the book, "Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Writing" by X. J. Kennedy and Dana Gioia.
“Be Content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.” - Lao Tzu
Matt and Phil go in a new direction...basing their whole show on this quote and other wisdom filled topics! join us. :)
What if Lao tzu is right? What would happen if we were content, rejoicing, and realized that the whole world is ours????
Tonight show we will rap up the chapters on IN SELF DEFENSE OF SELF DEFENSE, by Huey P. Newton from his book TO DIE FOR THE PEOPLE. Using the ART OF WAR by Sun Tzu to compare and contrast the way to wage successful Revolution for the people.
The oppressor, the endorsed spokesmen, and the implacable so form the three points of ab triangle of death. The oppressor looks upon the endorsed spokesman as a tool to use against the implacable' stop keep the masses passive within the acceptable limits of the tactics he is capable of containing. The endorsed spokesmen look upon the oppressor as a guardIan angel who can always be depended upon to protect them from the wrath of the implacable's, while he looks upon the implacable's as dangerous and irresponsible madmen who, by angering the oppressor will certainly provoke a blood bath in which they themselves might get washed away.
1. Sun Tzu said: The art of war is of vital importance to the State. 2. It is a matter of life and death, a road either to safety or to ruin. Hence it is a subject of inquiry which can on no account be neglected. 3. The art of war, then, is governed by five constant factors, to be taken into account in one's deliberations, when seeking to determine the conditions obtaining in the field. 4. These are: (1) The Moral Law; (2) Heaven; (3) Earth; (4) The Commander; (5) Method and discipline.
It appears from what follows that Sun Tzu means by "Moral Law" a principle of harmony, not unlike the Tao of Lao Tzu in its moral aspect. One might be tempted to render it by "morale," were it not considered as an attribute of the ruler in and heat, times and seasons.
Our intentions are pure...
Simply Grace honors diversity in faith and experience by providing a sacred space of kindness, compassion, love and hope for humanity. Welcome to the Blessing Circle... a divine interruption, a gentle reminder of the abundant grace in our lives.
Join Simply Grace Founders Nancy Feth and Diahana Barnes for a reflection on simplifying life through the experience of nature. Lao Tzu has said, "Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished..." words for life, and for the soul. How often we experience renewal and restoration, simply by being out in nature. Today we will reflect on this gift, and receive blessings for the journey.
Life is not always easy, and there are moments of struggle, sadness and challenges. What if hidden in experiences such as these are abundant blessings of grace? Take some time to be still and trust when we least expect it, the light of grace will illuminate our path. This is an invitation to receive whatever is present in your experience and blessings for the journey. In this beautiful community we honor ourselves, each other and God in whatever way honors you.
The moment faith becomes a realtiy in our vision, we begin to see the invisible, believe the impossible, and do the incredible...breathing grace into our hearts and very being. Grace is the light, the love, the hope, the faith that fills each of our souls with peace, moment by moment notice the extraordinary... Life is a beautiful wonder...feel it's divine miracle.
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Ok all you freaks out there tonight we have a special guest in store for you guys....we have Dr. Rebecca Housel also know as #popcultureprofessor. She is a national speaker, a free lance writer, a pop culture expert, consultant, a celebrity moderator, and an author / editor. Rebecca Housel, Ph.D. currently lives in the United States. Rebecca completed her Doctoral studies in Sydney, Australia at the University of New South Wales, where she worked with international journalist and editor, Suzanne Eggins, and literary theorist, Anne Brewster. Rebecca also worked with Pulitzer Finalist and MacArthur and Guggenheim Fellow, Joanna Scott, at the University of Rochester, where she received her Bachelors with High Distinction and Masters in English.
Rebecca's works are influenced by Joseph Campbell, Jean Baudrillard, Hannah Arendt, Lao Tzu, Ayn Rand, Stephen King, Helen Garner, Margaret Atwood, Flannery O'Connor, and fellow UNSW alum, Matthew Reilly.
Her interests include: Comic books, Vampires, Twilight, True Blood, X-Men, and Astrophysics
You can follow her on twitter: @Dochousel
You can check out her website: http://www.rebeccahousel.com/
Kindness and respectfulness are well-recognized virtues. Sometimes it is difficult to offer kindness to strangers or to those we feel have harmed us in some way. In today's practice, we locate the point of tension in our bodies where we hold anger or frustration related to the lack of kindness, and transform it.
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The Master is available to all people
and doesn't reject anyone.
He is ready to use all situations
and doesn't waste anything.
This is called embodying the light.
~Lao-tzu's Tao Te Ching (trans. S. Mitchell)
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