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Is there anyone here on R&S that actually practices Taoism?

If so is there a specific book that you could recommend to me who is interested in Taoism.
My mistake. Is there a book that you could recommend for me to know more about it?


  1. ignore the two wack jobs above
    im into non-theistic budhism, which of course is leaps and bounds from taoism, but there is an overlap
    here is my serious recommendation,
    # 1
    and # 2
    Book # 2 changed my life, not like “oh my god my life is changed forever” – more like “oh ok i get it now”

  2. The best site I have come across for information on the actual inner mystical practises of the Taoists, is taofojiaoyujiagong in yahoo groups. Yu Jin Li is a Taoist Practise Master and will be able to answer any of your questions on that subject and will also recomend you some good reading material.
    All the best in your search

  3. In order to comprehend Tao Te Ching, you’ll need to be an excellent Chinese scholar in Chinese literature. Or you’ll need to find a high level Taoist master, who is difficult to come by.
    There is an alternative, you learn about the Taoist belief from
    the online lecture: http://www.falundafa.org/book/eng/pdf/zfl_new.pdf
    Not relating to Buddhism nor Taoism, Falun Gong is a unique Buddha School, combining the Taoist and Buddhist practice. Falun Gong is based upon the universal principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Tolerance. Falun Gong consists of five sets of powerful exercises.
    Falun Gong, Tibetans,other Buddhists, and Christians have been persecuted in China. The most offensive human right violation is the organ harvesting from the Falun Gong practitioners in China.

  4. Hi,
    I am not a practicing Taoist but I have read some books on Taoism and it is a fascinating philosophy. One very good book on Taoism I have read and can recommend is The Watercourse Way by Alan Watts.
    This book is a good introduction to Taoism and explains the philosophy clearly and in an interesting way.
    For more on Taoism please visit this page

  5. IMHO, the only book you need is the Tao Te Ching with a decent English translation – this will give you an idea of the core concepts. Read it slow, keep an open mind and then talk to people about it…
    Taoism as a concept in practice is stealthy – beware of anyone claiming to be a Taoist master…
    If you are having trouble grasping the concepts in the TTC – read The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff. Either way, it should be a personal journey – good luck!


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