Benjamin Hoff

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    As any old Taoist walking out of the woods can tell you, simple-minded does not necessarily mean stupid.
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    But the basic Taoism that we are concerned with here is simply a particular way of appreciating, learning from, and working with whatever happens in everyday life.
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    From the Taoist point of view, the natural result of this harmonious way of living is happiness.
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    It means that Tao doesn't force or interfere with things, but lets them work in their own way, to produce results naturally. Then whatever needs to be done is done.
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    Lots of people talk to animals... Not very many listen, though... That's the problem.
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    One sometimes gets the impression that those intimidating words are there to keep us from understanding. That way, the scholars can appear Superior, and will not likely be suspected of Not Knowing Something.
    Source: The Tao of Pooh
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    Practically everything from hairstyles to lifestyles is endorsed as some sort of drug to be taken Now for Instant Relief.
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    Under Confucianism, the use of precisely measured court music, prescribed steps, actions, and phrases all added up to an extremely complex system of rituals, each used for a particular purpose at a particular time.
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