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Vegetarianism and Taoism?

Is there anyone out there who is a vegetarian and is also either interested in Taoism or a practicing Taoist? Can i get some book and/or website suggestions?

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  1. I am not a Taoist. As part of the Taoists’ practice, followers have incorporated lifestyle rituals, such as vegetarianism, herbal and tactile medicinal approaches, good moral conduct, and the use of appropriate incantations, amulets, and charms. T’ai Chi Ch’uan, with its fusion of energetic and relaxed exercise, has provided a means of increasing and enhancing ch’i (or Qi), the vital force of life. The overall goal of Taoists’ life is to attain harmony with the Tao. This means one must desire nothing, live simply, and act by not acting. It is a practice where solitude and individualism is cherished and where the “upper classes” of social standing are rejected.
    Sites:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taoism
    http://www.atmajyoti.org/spirwrit-taoism.asp
    http://www.answers.com/topic/taoism
    http://www.taopage.org/
    Books:
    Simple Taoism: A Guide to Living in Balance
    The Inner Teachings of Taoism
    Nine Nights with the Taoist Master

  2. well back in the time i studied it… here was some of my favs.
    http://www.taoism.net/
    that was my fav of the favs.
    http://www.tao.org/
    http://www.taopage.org/
    http://www.taoist.org/content/standard.asp?
    this is a fairly good start.
    i hope you enjoy.
    that simple. yes, vegetarianism, meditation and a few other elements are good additions to this practice.
    😀
    i also enjoyed yogo, bodhi seed malas (oiled, not aired out, thus they stunk like chinese food) and i shopped on ebay much for supplies of incense (dhoop, tibetan incense) and meditation supplies also… it’s great to sit back, breathe through the diaphram and study the tao… stinking the dwelling your enjoy up with tibetan incense and making a good space overall for your home, mind and of course the body.
    you are one with the earth, the earth should also be the one with you.
    here was one of my fav. shops online.
    https://kharmakhameleon.com/shophome.cfm
    and then i got my bodhi malas from here.. remember the senses are a part of the whole also.
    absorb oneself.
    http://www.dharmashop.com/

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