Can Taoism exist?

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    Considering the famous taoist saying:

    “Those who know don’t say, and those who say don’t know.”

    So if taoists say that taoism exists they don't know and therefore no one knows.

    How can we know then?
     
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    is that really how you interpret the quote? is this another troll thread of yours?
     
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    da man is one...its simple..taoist dont believe they can fathom a god and his depth..therefore they strive for an inner peace
     
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    If a one-armed Taoist claps in the woods, does it make a sound?
     
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    I think you "abridged" the quote, Light.

    Understand, Taoist text is not like Christian text--you just can't reinterpret a part of it and still say that it is Taoism!!
     
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    If it makes you act like the one here who claims to be tao, who would want it?
     
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    The definition of troll is someone who has nothing to offer. I offered my thoughts and asked for you to add yours. So far you have not added anything.
     
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    Are you saying they are confused so they settle for inner peace through more confusion? :)
     
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    Taoism does not exist in the same way as you think Jesus exists.
     
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    Imagine the terror when Jesus had those nails tearing at his flesh, taking his life?

    Did he know, really know, what he got himself into?

    I doubt it.

    But he did not surrender, he walked that sacred way.

    He was in some kind of Taoist flow.

    I am not a Christian, but I thank and love him anyway.

    He taught me there is always another way.
     
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