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The Heart-Mind is an important concept in both Taoism and in Buddhism. To understand the Heart-Mind, we must first understand the nature of intent in relation to Taoism.

There are two levels of intent in everything you do in Taoism and Chinese chi work. The first level is ordinary intent. The second level is the place from which intent arises originally. That is, the place where intent is born. Read More

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Lao Tse Sculpture in Quanzhou – Photo by: Thanato

We just had a 1-1-11 day so I thought it would be appropriate to share this post about Oneness and Taoism. The ‘One’ and ‘Oneness’ are very much central to Taoist philosophy and thought.

In Chinese, shou-yi or shou-i means “embracing the one.” This is very tricky because embracing the one means embracing the Tao. The one is the Tao. Lao Tse writes in the Tao Te Ching, “From the one came the two, came the three, came the 10,000 myriad of things.” Read More

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All branches of Buddhism and Hinduism came out of India, regardless of whether they ended up in Tibet, Southeast Asia or even Africa. Both religions carried the Indian perspectives on reincarnation and the idea that relationships between the individual and the collective soul or consciousness are linked completely and inextricably.

Taoism is uniquely Chinese.

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