The Tao of Self Love (Diptych) 10 Witt

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Tue Jan 19, 2010 1:28 pm

Yowzer!
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Tue Jan 19, 2010 2:27 pm

Nice efficient capturing of form. Zen minimalism. Sexually charged yet artfully done.
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Variations from print to print.
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Tue Jan 19, 2010 4:06 pm

postartproductions wrote:Yowzer!
Not sure the wife will have this.
did your myan girlfriend miss her myan period ?
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What's the symbol mean?
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Tue Jan 19, 2010 4:11 pm

I like.
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Tue Jan 19, 2010 4:22 pm

The Tao that can be fondled is not the true Tao.
just a foil for me today, thanks
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Tue Jan 19, 2010 4:44 pm

:lol:
fredo wrote:The Tao that can be fondled is not the true Tao.
I dont know which Tao you're referring to but if you read this book you'll realize just how drymounted up Taoism is.
http://www.librarything.com/work/65657

Lately the only Tao I'm gettin is the Tao of slim pickins. :lol:
Botticelli was Italian.
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Tue Jan 19, 2010 4:53 pm

The Tao of Poo must be next.

Taoism has gotten a bad rap from the new-agers peddling their selfish, skin-deep understanding of it. Of course, many of the original taoists were no better.
They just sat around all day.
Assholes.
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fredo wrote:The Tao of Poo must be next.

Taoism has gotten a bad rap from the new-agers peddling their selfish, skin-deep understanding of it. Of course, many of the original taoists were no better.
They just sat around all day.
Assholes.
Wikipedia excerpt on Taoist sexual practices.
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See also: Taoist sexual practices
Compared to a traditional Western perspective, the Taoist view of sexuality is considerably more at ease. The body is not viewed as a dangerous source of evil temptation, but rather as a positive asset. Taoism rejects Western mind-body dualism; mind and body are not set in contrast or opposition with each other. Sex is treated as a vital component to romantic love; however, Taoism emphasizes the need for self-control and moderation. Complete abstinence is frequently treated as equally dangerous as excessive sexual indulgence. The sexual vitality of men is portrayed as limited, while the sexual energy of women is viewed as boundless. Men are encouraged to control ejaculation to preserve this vital energy. Male Taoist sexual practices focus on cultivating the ability to reach orgasm without ejaculating, enabling a man to have multiple orgasms without loss of sexual vitality.Women are encouraged to reach orgasm without restriction. Taoists believe that a man may increase and nourish his own vitality by bringing a woman to orgasm, thereby "activating" her energy and attuning it with himself. This is considered to be of benefit to both partners.[42]
The Chinese government prefers the celibate model of Buddhism for Taoist clergy; Quanzhen clergy take vows of celibacy, but Zhengyi clergy are often married, and often reside at home. They are called sanju Taoshi, or "Taoist priests who live at home." Numbering in the tens of thousands, the sanju Taoshi perform rituals for their local communities.[43][unreliable source?]
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Tue Jan 19, 2010 5:03 pm

fredo wrote:The Tao of Poo must be next.

Taoism has gotten a bad rap from the new-agers peddling their selfish, skin-deep understanding of it. Of course, many of the original taoists were no better.
They just sat around all day.
Assholes.
I'm all about the Tao of Poo. Someone please do a Tao of Poo print for me. :lol:
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Tue Jan 19, 2010 5:13 pm

The post was a knock on new-ageism, not the print.
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Tue Jan 19, 2010 5:33 pm

postartproductions wrote:What's the symbol mean?
The loose correlation between the Symbol and the title has to do with the belief in Taoism that the female orgasm is a source of physical renewal for both the male and the female.
So the symbol means new or renewal. I'm not a Taoist I just thought it was simple and pretty. :)
The sad news is that the male orgasm is viewed as a depletion of physical essence and advised against.
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downtown wrote:The sad news is that the male orgasm is viewed as a depletion of physical essence and advised against.
Only after we're 21-ish. Then we gotta conserve our natural rations.
Which is just as well. A grown man trying to keep up with that kind of inward-directed energy quickly becomes insane.
It's like a fireplace vs. a plutonium reactor.
just a foil for me today, thanks
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