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:: Yo Mister Lao Tzu, the Old Cheem One ::

Chanced upon a stanza of the Wise One in
Of all places, in Clausewitz's "On War".

Once grasp the great form without a form
and you will roam where you will
with no evil to fear
calm, peaceful, at ease.
The hub of a wheel turns upon the axle.
In a jar, it is the hole that holds water.
So advantage is had
from whatever there is
but usefulness rises
from whatever is not.

Erm, ..........

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Oh well, keep a clear mind even the useless can be useful :)

so zen right? wildy stop thinking so much. haha!

You may like to know that the true Taoist philosophy is not very much related to the concept of Zen.

hey, thanks for pointing out. But I do know that Taoist philosophy can be traced to Buddhism teachings.


Taoist Philosophy evolved in historical China before the Qin Dynasty while Buddhist Teachings thrive only during the opening of Tang Dynasty. There are certain similarities in their philosophies but Taoism dwells mainly with the independance of the soul while Buddhism stems from the quest for self purification.

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