Eastern Philosophy: Not Mystical But Metaphorical

Mount Sanqing, an important Taoist Mountain, can create a sense of magic with its greatness.
Mount Sanqing, an important Taoist Mountain, can create a sense of magic with its greatness.

To many people, Philosophical Taoism and Buddhism are full of strange and fanciful ideas; it may seem absurd that a bird or a mouse could be the reincarnation of a relative or that people can achieve immorality by living stress-free, but these ideas and many others are taken out of context, only allowing potential seekers of “spirituality” and onlookers to engage with the concepts in a straightforward manner. This leads people to think that these philosophies have some sort of “magic” in them.

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Working in Construction with a Glass To-Be-Window Broken

How Important the Glass Was to Us

Broken glass, which in itself creates the concept of non-broken glass, doesn't truly exist in nature.
Broken glass, which in itself creates the concept of non-broken glass, doesn’t truly exist in nature.

Hui and I used to work at a glass shop, repairing windows and installing showers, and once in a while we would have to cut pieces of glass. Being at the shop for 3 weeks, our boss still doubted whether we could use a level, so he was slightly uncomfortable with us cutting glass.

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How Two Brothers Became Taoist

This post might be a little longer than usual because I think it’s important to show you how Yang and I started practicing Taoism or “Zhuangzism” to be technical but not-so-eloquent. Continue reading How Two Brothers Became Taoist