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jessica-barksdale-inclan's picture
Aug.03.2012
I am no Zen genius, but I think I'm starting to get a few things. Mostly, I've been learning this too late (meaning, I'm kind of old) but early enough so that I might not have to obsess about certain things for the rest of my life. Years ago when reading the Tao Te Ching with my students, I...
dr-steve-mcswain's picture
Jan.29.2012
“Two roads diverged in a wood,” wrote Robert Frost, “and I? I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” All of life is a choice, isn’t it? To be or not to be, as Shakespeare framed it. To choose happiness or to look for it where it could only ever be temporarily found?...
dr-steve-mcswain's picture
Dec.02.2011
           It was Lao Tzu who said, “The Tao does nothing but leaves nothing undone.”  Divine grace isn’t significant because it’s stunning or sensational.  God chooses the ordinary to reveal the extraordinary, the simple to confound the wise, even “the...
SFKaufman's picture
Oct.25.2011
I have been interviewed by Harold Channer for his show entitled "Conversations with Channer" - An Hour with Hanshi Stephen Kaufman. It is also available on YouTube:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPM_dTaJeBI It is a completely off the cuff chat and is unedited along with my sneeze and...
SFKaufman's picture
Aug.14.2011
  Death does not exist and only reveals nextness Wisdom does not permit the end of itself A man can only learn to move forward in any direction Not being concerned with what went before He should not care for the rewards of the day   Seeking only that which can enhance his own reality He...
jt-ellison's picture
Mar.18.2011
The word counts are creeping up. Creeping, not blazing a trail through the white space, but plodding, slowly, as if they are weighed down. This isn’t writer’s block. This isn’t lack of enthusiasm. It’s starting a new book. As my favorite warrior philosopher, Lao Tzu, said: A journey of a thousand...
dr-steve-mcswain's picture
Feb.11.2011
As I indicated in Part One of this Three Part post "As a Fundamentalist Christian, This I was Taught to Believe," the word "belief" seems too rigid to me. On the afternoon of my spiritual awakening, which I describe in detail in my book many things changed.  One change is that I...
SFKaufman's picture
Aug.28.2010
You are on your way towards enlightenment. But you will never attain it. Why? Because you are finite in form and, therefore, cannot comprehend the Infinite.When you attempt to define the Infinite, your finite thinking will interfere with It. The  "Spirit of the Thing Itself"  is thereby...
SFKaufman's picture
Aug.27.2010
Meditation 2 from The Living Tao - Meditations on the Tao Te Ching to Empower Your Life If there is one thing then there is anotherIf there is good then there is evilIf there is grief then there is joyIf something is beautiful then something is uglyNeither is more important than the otherAll come...