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January 14, 2007

I have been watching the show of "Desperate Housewife" every Sunday evening. The show is pretty popular but I am still surprised that my 15 years old daughter told me all of her friends and her teachers watch it. 

Today, Lonette, a "good" wife of a "loser" husband, did some ridiculous things to help her husband.  The husband felt more like a "loser" after he knew his wife helped him. so desperate? What a pity!

Fine words win honour,

Fine actions win respect,

if a man sins, do not abondon him,

if a man gains power, do not bribe him

---Tao's emotions

06:35 AM Jan 15 2007


The story sounds good but I do not find anything new about it,as traditional womanhood is all tenderness,milk of human kindness,compassion par excellence and sugar and spice and all things nice.I am unfamiliar with Desperate House Wife but it seems only the recreation of the woman of the past who lived a life of divine virtue with a libertine husband.

     Confucius once saw a woman in a cemetry where she was fanning the mound of wet sand on her husband's  newly dug grave.He was full of pity for the woman and was deeply charmed by her ineffable love for her dead husband.He tried to console her saying that death is some times very cruel and it is so callous about the pang that it leaves in the mind of the dead person's soul mate.But the woman struck the great seer dumb and spell bound.She told him that she was much lifted ou of herself because of the death of her husband,whom she loved  the zilch.She was fanning the wet mound of the grave, as their social law did not allow another marriage to a widow until her husband's grave was dry.The woman was trying to dry the grave by fanning the mound in order to get into wed lock soon.

Women are good and bad and so are men.


January 13, 2007

Regardless we admit or not, we desire much more than what we need. The desire can give us courage and can drive us evil without control.   

Too much color blinds the eye,

Too much tone deafens the ear,

Too much taste dulls the palate,

Too much play maddens the mind,

Too much desire tears the heart. 

 I heard a story that a little boy answered he would like to be a president when he was asked what he wants to do in the future. That boy became the president. He got what he desired.  I have a friend, he planed to go to Yale after he married in China. He did become a Ph.D of Yale University, he got what he planned. These are not conflict with Taoism as of "Too Much".


January 12, 2007

FRom today on, I would like to share Taoism with everybody and all the comments are welcome.


Tao bears us.

Love nurtures us,

Nature shapes us,

circumstance completes us.

we worship Tao and honor Love;

for worship of Tao and honor of Love

are performed by being alive.

Tao bears us,

Love nurtures, develops, cares for,

shelters, comforts, and makes a home for us.

making without controlling,

giving without demanding,

guiding without interfering,

helping without profiting,

This is Love 

06:14 AM Jan 13 2007



Certainly you know Mother Teresa's poem. I write it for its beauty, if it may help you. Being universal, being human, it may complete your Tao-Chinese view of life. 

Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
Life is beauty, admire it.
Life is bliss, taste it.
Life is a dream, realize it.
Life is a challenge, meet it.
Life is a duty, complete it.
Life is a game, play it.
Life is a promise, fulfill it.
Life is sorrow, overcome it.
Life is a song, sing it.
Life is a struggle, accept it.
Life is a tragedy, confront it.
Life is an adventure, dare it.
Life is luck, make it.
Life is too precious, do not destroy it.
Life is life, fight for it.