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Interview with Jhian author of Taoism Practice...

Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:54 am
by admin
Taoism practice in the day to day life is a new email course offered by the Way of Perfect Emptiness, a Taoist society committed to spreading the Tao teachings. The following is a short interview with Jhian, the author of the course himself.

Question: You just told me about your new email course approaching Taoism and especially the practice of Tao. What is this course about?

Answer: It is about applying Taoist main themes and concepts to real life events.

Q: How can this be? I know of Taoists that are retired from the world.

A: Retirement is not a general and continuous condition; it must follow the Tao directives. It is not urged by social circumstances, as one might think.

Q: Who addresses this course?

A: Everyone who needs initiation into the real Tao (tao-chia) teachings. The tao-chia (school of Tao) is based on the Tao directives and the aim of adept of uniting with the Tao. We are following this goal.

Q: What about the sources of inspiration from where this course draws?

A: Our sources consist mainly in the teachings of Lao-tzu himself and also Chuang-tzu and Lieh-tzu.

Q: Does one need special prior knowledge in order to follow your course?

A: It is better to take our initiation course first (3 levels, including the Taoist meditation). But this is not a must! One may follow this course starting from scratch, as one might say.

Q: What about the email teaching – it agrees with your goal of presenting a living Tao?

A: This is the most direct method of teaching as one may access our course without having to register with an online website and follow a time schedule that may interact with his/her daily business. We simply send him/her the lessons through email so he/she may read them anytime, even being offline. Also students may talk freely with the teacher through email about the topics approached and ask for further explanation. We plan to create an online forum, intended to this course, in order to allow people interested in this course meet each other and share their own knowledge and experience with the Tao.

Q: Is Taoism practice interfering with one’s personal religious belief?

A: I don’t think so as much as his/her belief allows him to look for further initiation.

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Taoism practice in day to day life may be accessed at http://www.taopage.org/taoism_practice.html

Re: Interview with Jhian author of Taoism Practice...

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 1:46 pm
by simonclark
admin wrote:Taoism practice in the day to day life is a new email course offered by the Way of Perfect Emptiness, a Taoist society committed to spreading the Tao teachings. The following is a short interview with Jhian, the author of the course himself.

Question: You just told me about your new email course approaching Taoism and especially the practice of Tao. What is this course about?

Answer: It is about applying Taoist main themes and concepts to real life events.

Q: How can this be? I know of Taoists that are retired from the world.

A: Retirement is not a general and continuous condition; it must follow the Tao directives. It is not urged by social circumstances, as one might think.

Q: Who addresses this course?

A: Everyone who needs initiation into the real Tao (tao-chia) teachings. The tao-chia (school of Tao) is based on the Tao directives and the aim of adept of uniting with the Tao. We are following this goal.

Q: What about the sources of inspiration from where this course draws?

A: Our sources consist mainly in the teachings of Lao-tzu himself and also Chuang-tzu and Lieh-tzu.

Q: Does one need special prior knowledge in order to follow your course?

A: It is better to take our initiation course first (3 levels, including the Taoist meditation). But this is not a must! One may follow this course starting from scratch, as one might say.

Q: What about the email teaching – it agrees with your goal of presenting a living Tao?

A: This is the most direct method of teaching as one may access our course without having the register with an online website and follow a time schedule that may interact with his/her daily business. We simply send him/her the lessons through email so he/she may read them anytime, even being offline. Also students may talk freely with the teacher through email about the topics approached and ask for further explanation. We plan to create an online forum, intended to this course, in order to allow people interested in this course meet each other and share their own knowledge and experience with the Tao.

Q: Is Taoism practice interfering with one’s personal religious belief?

A: I don’t think so as much as his/her belief allows him to look for further initiation.

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Taoism practice in day to day life may be accessed at http://www.taopage.org/taoism_practice.html
Very interesting interview . i learn lot of things about on-line interaction for on-line forum . so many thanks to you .....