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PostSubject: Tao Te Ching Chapter 40   Tue Oct 02, 2007 5:15 pm

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40. Return is the motion of the Way...

Return is the motion of the Way.
Softening is its function.
All things in the cosmos arise from being.
Being arises from non-being.

What do you think this means?

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PostSubject: Re: Tao Te Ching Chapter 40   Tue Oct 02, 2007 8:39 pm

Does not connect with me.
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PostSubject: Re: Tao Te Ching Chapter 40   Wed Oct 03, 2007 11:25 am

What if you replaced the words "the Way" with "the divine" or "God" or "life/death"? Would that help?

Here's another hint. Think of Autumn...

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PostSubject: Re: Tao Te Ching Chapter 40   Wed Oct 03, 2007 9:41 pm

sorry, you know those blobs where you can see a shape if you look hard enough.

Well what's happening here is meaning is just not emerging for me. Sorry!
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PostSubject: Re: Tao Te Ching Chapter 40   Fri Oct 05, 2007 10:05 am

I view it as a commentary on the cycle of life, death, and rebirth that exists everywhere in nature and perhaps outside it as well.

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