Saturday, October 10, 2009

New Series

I've updated my Tao blog and am adding a series on my understanding and interpretation of Tao Te Ching. I've also added an introduction on my view and Mt. Rainier. I will occasionally reread and rewrite the essays as I read and learn the Tao Te Ching.

You're welcome to send me comments, suggestions. questions, etc.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Tao Te Ching II

About two years ago I wrote about reading the Tao Te Ching. Well, two years later, I've read some of it, and forgotten most of it, so I will restart the conversation between the book and myself, most of which will be a dialog here about each of the 81 verses in the book, and what I think it means to me.

Yeah, I know I'm not a master or teacher of Tao. And I'm far from being more than just a casual, although I use the term lazy, Taoist, still it's about what it means to each of us individually and how we read, interpret, think and understand the Tao Te Ching, and then practice it with ourselves and in our life, with others and with the world.

In short, it's the personal journey we all make. I'll just express it as a series of posts about each verse. The essays won't be complete or necessarily correct. After all, there are many interpretations by the masters of the years, so mine is really amateurish at best, but still, it's mine, and as such is always open to questions, corrections, suggestions, whatever the reader finds in them.

So, that's it. I'll get back to the reading, thinking and feeling, and add the essays over time. Remember it took two years to get here, so 81 verses will take awhile. And isn't that the point of the time, to learn, grow and improve oneself?