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  1. Jolanda

    TTC Chapter 4

    Thank you, great to contemplate on - Being an empty vessel ... Tao is seen here as a source, as the forefather, of the gods... I would see it more as the essence which made it possible that all things and everything / no-thing could sprout from... at the other hand Tao is 'me', but when one is not filled with ego, it is beyond mind thinking of 'me'... it is not the ignorant state, because one sees: sharpness will be soft, difficulties easy, darkness light, and turbidity clear...
  2. Jolanda

    TTC Chapter 1

    I thought: 'No thoughts"... when having no thoughts one sees the manifestations, but what then is the meaning of 'ever desiring'... maybe when as long as we have the desire ... we will see the manifestations....
  3. Jolanda

    Not Two Dragons

    I am sorry I have not opened the button to receive replies... I will do from now on ... Rene: Oh well! :-) For me Daoism is philosophical, but with a very deep religious aspect: meaning the Daoist religion may be practiced and studied, giving structure and ritual, and I like to know about it, but for Western people it is [more or less] strange to believe in Chinese gods... leaving out if one believes in God(s) or not, while studying / practicing Not Two, it will be clear there is only One - (but by that nothing is left out, even nothing is not left out), so how can it point to only half? Steve: I called it Not Two Dragons because it refers to Daoist lineages, and one may see it that way: as a community on facebook :-). But at the end, when the practice is done, it will be clear there aren't two dragons. I will try if it works when I enter the code from invitation of the group: if not maybe you can give me your facebooknames through a personal message, and I will befriend you, and invite you to Not Two Dragons. Invitation and code: Hi, my name is Jolanda, and I want to share some of my Daoist Practice, meditation and recitation and reflections. If you are interested, you are welcome to join. There is no need to practice, or exchange, it is ok if you like to follow in silence. Interaction with respect and observation (self-reflection) is appreciated. (This page is set up together with Heath Thompson and the Facebookpage The Way of Simplicity and Silence, which has set an limited amount of members) Not Two Dragons will be open for everyone, but now and then, and for some people/trolls etc., closed for keeping the environment safe... <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" style="border-collapse:collapse;"><tr style=""><td height="28" style="line-height:28px;">&nbsp;</td></tr><tr><td style=""><table border="0" width="280" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" style="border-collapse:separate;background-color:#ffffff;border:1px solid #dddfe2;border-radius:3px;font-family:Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;margin:0px auto;"><tr style="padding-bottom: 8px;"><td style=""><img class="img" src=";_nc_oc=AQnrHE4l0qZzt2AyjDkRz-xSDOWuAaDGEcXUvDbpVx070kzULyIyPmBeTkeC_dk3Nms&amp;_nc_ht=scontent-ams4-1.xx&amp;oh=0417935a332527efeefafa96dc4aeed5&amp;oe=5E01EB8C" width="280" height="146" alt="" /></td></tr><tr><td style="font-size:14px;font-weight:bold;padding:8px 8px 0px 8px;text-align:center;">Not Two Dragons</td></tr><tr><td style="color:#90949c;font-size:12px;font-weight:normal;text-align:center;">Closed group · 2 members</td></tr><tr><td style="padding:8px 12px 12px 12px;"><table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" style="border-collapse:collapse;width:100%;"><tr><td style="background-color:#4267b2;border-radius:3px;text-align:center;"><a style="color:#3b5998;text-decoration:none;cursor:pointer;width:100%;" href=";source=email_campaign_plugin" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="3" align="center" style="border-collapse:collapse;"><tr><td style="border-bottom:3px solid #4267b2;border-top:3px solid #4267b2;color:#FFF;font-family:Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:12px;font-weight:bold;">Join Group</td></tr></table></a></td></tr></table></td></tr><tr><td style="border-top:1px solid #dddfe2;font-size:12px;padding:8px 12px;">Not Two Dragons is a deepening practice through reciting/reading/contemplating a scripture. Scripture Recitation as a Practice - The Scripture Hsin Hs...</td></tr></table></td></tr><tr style=""><td height="28" style="line-height:28px;">&nbsp;</td></tr></table>
  4. Jolanda

    Not Two Dragons

    Hi all who read this, I have the wish to study the Scripture 'Not Two' together with other people. And I made a facebookgroup Not Two Dragons for this, together with Heath Thompson, who is not in for study, and who makes beautiful Daoist poets... and together we agreed that one doesn't need to study or practice, that one can experience simplicity and stillness by accepting.. (so we made also a facebookgroup for people who like to have such a place to remember 'it'...) The Scripture is helping though, and studying it gives good vibes, to come to this realisation. It is for people who are interested in this Scripture, to understand it, and for those who want to have a practice... it is also here on this forum... for one who is not connected to facebook. You may contact me. When interested, it is open for exploration for some time. Not Two Dragons Wish you well, Jolanda
  5. And, as my teacher told me, that what appears in the dream is you! you are the one who is petting and the one being petted... Lovely dream!
  6. Thank you Running, It went great, really at ease. The woman asked me before what I do for guidance, and I told her, it was up to her. When she wants to meditate, she can ask me to give the structure she wants. When she wants to be alone, I leave her alone. If she wants me around, I'll be around. If she wants teachings, I give her teachings. If she wants to talk, we'll talk. If she wants silence (this was a serious point, because of the noises from the railway and highway), I just accepted that she was very sensitive. Then there are points where something is asked for, to act... to name a simple thing, what time to eat... I just follow my intuition, my thinking, my feeling, and according the situation, I react on that. Happily 'they' were really at the almost perfect time... , in accord with each other. It could be totally different.... And this would be great also!! Just observing! Then there is the emptiness in me, realising all (and me, myself) is reacting by 'it'self. This 'it' is the guiding essence. From this emptiness, everything is accepted, (also non-acceptation, judgements, resentment), and the energy in this feels compassionate, full of love. I hope more experiences will follow soon, for some clarity, if I can keep this cottage, as self-supporting, and others. Thank you again, here, for the energy...
  7. I have a little summerhouse - cottage - chalet, very little, lying in a area for recreation, with a 150 houses on it, a lake with some summeractivity. There is a big railroad and a highway not far from it. Behind this cottage I have my little little caravan. Being there it is un believeble how quiet it is. But because of the money I have to sell it. So me and my friend were being busy cleaning house and garden, a whole weekend, even had some hot discussion... not very quiet anymore. But we managed to keep in speaking terms, and even came together afterwards in the center. When home I had received an email from a woman who wanted to do a retreat in my cottage, with my guidance, for three days. I just give guidelines she asks for, in meditation, silence, exercise, and Taoist text, and will do the householding, making diner, little gardening, (have some herbs). and I stay in the caravan. Being a listening ear, and a loving heart. So I am leaving today, she will come tomorrow. The weather is going to be hot, and storm and thunder is there too... Very exciting! I realise the encounters and the energy I feel here, is full, always needs some time to settle, although in such ease, soft compassion. Taking the energy with me, by remembering. Grateful!
  8. In the School I learned about the seven Chakra's, their meaning, their blockages etc. Even ordered some cd's for clearing the chakra's. Then I read there are many more Chakra's, 24 or so, in the body and beyond, in the aura. Then I forgot about them totally... just to much to learn, wanting to unlearn... Now, here, the Chakra's 'arise' again... and I came across the book, The Chakra Book' of Osho... just now looking inside on amazone , want to share some here: I think knowledge is coming to us as experience, as said, all at the right time, there is no other time. At birth you are given ears to hear, and eyes to see, and a brain and mind to work with information of which you are able to receive, or not... Just an unfolding experience... I want read some more or maybe I will be distracted, and other things show up... The Way is perfect like vast space where nothing is lacking and nothing is in excess. Indeed, it is due to our choosing to accept or reject that we do not see the true nature of things. Live neither in the entanglements of outer things, nor in inner feelings of emptiness. Be serene in the oneness of things and such erroneous views will disappear by themselves. When you try to stop activity to achieve passivity your very effort fills you with activity. As long as you remain in one extreme or the other you will never know Oneness. (but there is no other way )
  9. Jeff, Great, please, it is good when you do that. I will read Jolanda
  10. You are Welcome! Brian, where did you tell about the interaction with trees? I cannot find it. Jeff, there is indeed another work of him, it is about meditation, having seven steps. It is about this Nei Jing/Gong, inner alchemy. So I will add it too here, when time is right, or when someone really wants to read it now already... Brian, I love to contemplate on the lines, they are guidelines in duality. And indeed some lines will ring, some will trigger. Keep these in mind! Transmission will follow. First lines: The Great Way is not difficult for those who have no preferences. When love and hate are both absent everything becomes clear and undisguised. (this is a difficult one) Make the smallest distinction, however, and heaven and earth are set infinitely apart. (exercise:) If you wish to see the truth then hold no opinions for or against anything. (not even about being against anything, just smile) To set up what you like against what you dislike is the disease of the mind. (so, naturally) When the deep meaning of things is not understood the mind's essential peace is disturbed to no avail. (Some disturbance will arise by reading these lines, but will fade after transmission)
  11. Here attached the text of Not Two, Sima Chengzhen born 647—died 735, sixth patriarch of the Shangqing School of Daoism and also mentioned somewhere as third patriarch of Chanbuddhism. There is the vision that is been transmitted by recitation of the scripture. He is especially famous for blending Daoist, Confucian, and Buddhist methods of mental cultivation. Generally he recommended religious methods that emphasized “inner alchemy” (neiyan) over the external practices and drugs of “outer alchemy” (waiyan). In here the vision of Not Two, that will be transmitted by ongoing recitation of the Not Two.doc scripture.
  12. I want, It reminds me of Zhuang Zi, talking about 'double walk'.
  13. Thank you for sharing, Jeff, I am in to reading these scriptures. There is a simultaneous message in the Scripture of Not Two, which I will try to share today in open book.
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