About Me

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Hello there!

Welcome to my little corner of the world.  Please.  Take a seat and sip a cup of fragrant jasmine tea and allow me to tell you my thoughts and stories.  I am a vagabond, you see, and I have been to many places  and have seen many things, but the one thing I am sure of is this.

The world is a terrifying, yet beautiful place, and I feel such great joy and gratitude to be able to wander through the vales and craggy cliffs of such a magnificent environment.  The flora and fauna takes my breath away, each more spectacular than the last, and each, singularly unique in this Universe.

And  the people…the people here are precious beyond compare.  No words can describe the wondrous perfection of humanity, and I am humbled to be of service, however slight, to the advancement of the spiritual awakening of humankind.

With much love and dedication,

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Tao Babe

 

108 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Tao Babe,
    To be quite candid, I worry a bit about you posting all these photos of yourself on your blog. You are a very attractive young woman and there are a lot of creeps who troll the internet. Just be sure you don’t provide too much information. I want you to stay safe. 🙂

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  2. It is a pleasure to meet you on the road. It is rare to meet one who is so like minded. I can see from your writings that you have discovered the difference between what is real and what is not. This is rare even among those who claim to have found it. I still struggle with it myself.

    Enjoy the journey.

    Wolf

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  3. Wolf,
    Thank you, and likewise. The path is broad and easy to traverse, and meeting kind souls along the way is what makes the journey that much more enjoyable. We have the gentle breeze on our backs to propel us along, and the earth, laughing in flowers to greet us along the way.

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  4. Wow I would say “ What beautiful modern day Taoist!” sincerely now I live in Australia and one has ever come across the likes as such as yourself. I can fell a strong intuitive connection and a likeness about you which turn moves my soul. So innocent in your natural beauty how can I not feel but love in this male form.

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  5. Chapter 11

    We put thirty spokes together and call it a wheel, but it is on the space where there is nothing that the usefulness of the wheel depends.
    We turn clay to make a vessel, but it is on the space where there is nothing that the usefulness of the vessel depends.
    We pierce doors and windows to make a house, and it is on these spaces where there is nothing that the usefulness of the house depends.
    Therefore, just as we take advantage of what is, we should recognize the usefulness of what is not.

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  6. It’s my favorite chapter, and in my opinion one of the most important. Contemplating the essential emptiness of all things is key to Wu Wei and receiving the Tao.

    Derek’s translation is good, but very literal. I felt posting mine might help some native English speakers better grasp the essential truth in this chapter.

    Great website, by the way. I’ve added you to my ‘must read’ list.

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  7. No, I haven’t translated the whole Tao Te Ching. My Chinese isn’t that good – though I have some supremely patient Chinese friends who have helped me grasp the meaning of particular chapters better by putting our heads together.
    By “mine” I really should have said “Arthur Whaley’s” as the translation I posted was his. His translation is very poetic, and though not perfect by any means, seems to carry the real Tao into English quite well. I recommend his “The Way and its power: a study of the Tao Tê Ching and its place in Chinese Thought.”

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  8. Miss you lol. Kissed me best friend. Actually she kissed me. I’m in big trouble. Totally in love. Oh and I’ve been to a Tao Gwan in China.

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  9. You or another probably noticed this long ago, but Centered/Inner Truth (referenced at top of page) is Hex #61; #62 is “Power of the Small”

    enjoying your contribution to Taospace,

    q.

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  10. Shameonthemoon, you are a kind human being. Thank you for your generosity, and thank you for your good thoughts. When things get tough, I will remember your kindness.

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  11. Great blog! Nice meeting you Tao Babe. 🙂 You’re living the Tao philosophy, that’s great. I think the book is wonderful. When I showed her an English translation of the book, one of my Chinese students told me that the language is archaic, but still an very interesting book. Many things to learn from.

    Your blog name is funny. I am still strolling in the virtual world and keep wondering where you can find a Sufi Babe, haha.

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  12. Dear Taoist Babe !

    I just wanted to say:

    A very nice blog !

    But i have also a question to you:

    in the middle future, I will writea book about “south east asian magic/occult related stuff”.

    You have some very intresting things in your blog.

    So i wanted to ask you, if you give me permissionto use some of your stuff:

    The publishing house (in germany) i am writing for is very, VERY small (3-5 people). So i could not offer you a large sum of money or so…i am sorry.

    But of course, i would mention the source (your blog) and your name (if you wis). i also would point out, that is this “not my stuff”, so to say…lol

    Thank you for your precious time !

    Sincerely,
    Michael B.

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  13. Certainly! I am happy to share my writing as long as the accepted norms of attributions are followed. Please share a link so I may follow your work as well. My blog is under a Creative Commons license so please be sure to follow the dictates with which it resides under. Thank you for asking. 🙂

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  14. Dear Taoist Babe !

    Thank you very much !
    This is very helpful for me…

    Well my 1st book ist not ready yet….at the moment the publisher is correcting the typing errors,…e.t.c

    But i can show you the title page of my 1st book, it is called “Praktische Magie aus dem asiatischen und südostasiatischen Raum”

    Translated: “Practical Magic from the asian and southeastasian Region”

    Link: http://s14.directupload.net/images/130507/h3lzrd8r.pdf

    It is in pdf format…a over 300 pages, german written book about all the fascinating rituals and spells the south-east asian region has to offer…

    I hope that the german speaking markt is intrested in this kind of stuff…because we have very, very few books about this sort of occultism/magic…

    Thank you for your precious time !

    Sincerley,
    Michael B.

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  15. Hi I am also Yijing addicted and try to develop a seminar between my university in Europe and an university in Hanoi, would you be interested to share more ideas on this project? H61 is also one of my preferred.

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  16. Well it’s a long story to tell about. I don’t know where to start, so as by today. My idea is to create a large and international community of Yijing users to explore the connections between the Yijing’s logic and the morphogenetic field, those existence is speculated by Rupert Sheldrake, I am convinced there is something fundamentally true.
    Last year I have identified the link between the King Wen and Fu Xi trigrams’ arrangements, these diagrams connect the pre-heaven with the post-heaven hexagrams. This new relationships reveals very interesting interdependencies between the hexagrams covering a casting and they consolidate the interpretation strongly. The morphogenetic fields may have some similarity with this! I call this relations Yintelligence, it’s a concatenation of Yi / Yin / intelligence and means the Yin intelligence of Change. Right now I am developing a own website to facilitate the execution of this experiments and I am also working out an experience protocol. So if you want you are kindly invited to participate.
    My colleagues from the Hanoi university told me, that there are some good reasons and evidence to believe Vietnamese people had been contributing to the development of the Yijing, do you have some articles around this subject?
    Next December I will be again in Vietnam, so maybe we have the chance to meet but meanwhile we can exchange ideas using your great blog!
    Looking forward to soon receiving news from you.
    Gabriel

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  17. Sounds very interesting! I’ve been working on something that follows a similar vein of thought. Looking forward to visiting your new website and learning new things. Please keep me posted and let me know when you launch the website.

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  18. What do you mean with “similar vein of thought”? Do you also consider the pre-heaven hexagrams or do you look around for evidences about the existence of these famous morphogenetic fields. By the side they are probably connected to the concept of the “particle entanglements”. Nice greetings from Switzerland

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  19. Gabriel, thanks for responding. I hope the weather is nice in Switzerland, where you reside. It’s coming on summer here, and we are getting summer vacation weather. I apologize for the late response but my computer decided to crash two days ago and I’m still in the process of getting it back up and running again. Thank heavens for Linux!!! 🙂

    To answer your question in some intelligent fashion, in my limited understanding of the I Ching, it’s really not so much about the divination itself that’s interesting to me (although that does have an important aspect to the idea of an intelligent universe) but rather the precise structure and processes that all things possess.

    I believe that when the primal poles of yin and yang, found in the I Ching hexagrams’ placement (or plus and minus, positive and negative) is used as a basis for the order and development of the universe, a blueprint (or software code) for the manifestation of the universe unfurls. The familiar yin/yang poles with their inherent torsion property is found in everything, from the macro to the micro. It not only deals with matter that one can touch, it also deals with energy waves, particles, and (dare I say it) gravity as well. OK…gravity is a sticky something that needs further delving into so I’m going to strike that out of this I Ching discussion because it is only relevant in that it shows up as an energetic effect of the torsion which occurs when yin and yang interact.

    This may be a bit of a stretch, but it seems to me that it may be the genetic blue print of the universe, of which we are part and parcel of since the I Ching also maps out quite nicely with our own DNA. It almost seems as if…the universe is geared towards making a varied and complex variety of life forms via the structures of DNA which is driven by a very strictly detailed program, and when that program is simplified down to its most basic components, it is the I Ching’s hexagrams.

    Interestingly enough, When the I Ching is mapped, it translates into a six-dimensional hypercube and was able to be drawn as a two-dimensional image by Philip Emeagwali using a computer to crunch the numbers. Furthermore, the I Ching was also sliced into layers by several scientists (Jozsef Drasny and Dr Andreas Schöter) and they also confirmed that it would have to exist on at least six different dimensions.

    I am still working on the various intricacies of how all this ties together, so it’s very much a work still in progress, but that’s what I mean by ‘similar vein of thought’. I also want to dig through other ancient manuscripts and try to translate some early pre-heaven hexagrams because I think it might yield clues to an earlier existence of the I Ching as opposed to the more recent placement of its origins (with King Wen).

    Sorry if this is such a long-winded response. The I Ching is a complex and under-appreciated entity, of which I happen to champion and treasure highly.

    Taobabe

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  20. Hello Taobabe………..love your bold thinking and I’ve “known” and used the I Ching since 1986…..hope this is somehow relevant but without this trying to be “judgemental” on my part, it seems to me that the I Ching, as translated by most moderns, is: parental, judgmental, lacks a warm sense of humor, high minded, uncomfortable with sexuality, more Confucius than Lao Tzu, very concerned with “success”, and anxious to let one know if a particular outcome is good or bad fortune. All this in the context of my ongoing use and fascination with the I Ching. I just have had these thoughts lately, and wanted to share them. Thanks, and best, Bill

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  21. Good morning Taobabe I am very impressed about how close our speculations regarding the Yijing as a model for the universe are. I have studied theoretical physics and I like to imagine the Yijing as one of the first physical model of the universe mankind has developed. Last year I have identified the links between the King Wen and FuXi trigrams’ arrangements. It’s very surprising what happens there and the intricacies you mentioned are delightful smart. I am looking for an adequate journal to publish it. My article somehow reflects the 4-valued logic the Yijing has inside, it’s a little bit thinner than yes/no. Even if you don’t use the Yijing as a support for decision making, the use of the pre-heaven hexagrams, I call them FuXi hexagrams is relay powerful, it consolidates also the specificity of a casting, because the links between the different hexagrams become clearer. Let me know if you are interested in the article.
    Enjoy the coming week, Gabriel

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  22. Yes please. I am very interested in your work. There is little disseminated information about the I Ching that is critical in nature. It is always refreshing to see a well-thought-out reasoned approach to the subject matter. I look forward to your response. Please also tell me more about your new website and how I can be of some help. I do not live in Vietnam but occasionally, I revisit my home country. My place of residence is in the USA.

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  23. Hi Bill
    Thank you for your honest assessment of the I Ching. It would seem that way, when you read the translations that were done in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Back then, people were more formal, and language sounded stiffer too. Imagine going back two-thousand years and the level of language formality increases dramatically.

    Most importantly, the I Ching was heavily and dutifully used by the Mandarins and the royal advisors (not to mention the emperors themselves) to guide the policies and actions of a vast and populated land, and so that tone of “high-minded, concerned with success, anxious to let one know if a particular outcome is good or bad” clearly shows. If you read the Tao Te Ching in its entirety, half of the book tells you how to live as a man and the other half tells you how to rule a country. These books were not meant to be used to ask about one’s love life or if one’s Mother-In-Law is coming for an extended stay. They were meant to be read only by high officials and rulers.

    Even though they were both contemporaries, Lao Tzu was Confucius’ mentor because he was already an old man when Confucius was still in his early years. Of the two, I much prefer Lao Tzu because of his egalitarian stance towards humanity. To him, the Tao was clear in its simplicity. A balance of yin and yang really meant balance, and not just a lip-service balance either. Women were equal parts rulers with men and had just as much power and strength. Girl babies were just as valued as boy babies because either one could end up ruling a nation one day. There was none of this frenzied killing of baby girls just to have that one cherished baby boy nonsense because THAT shows a lack of balance. Suddenly, the yin part of the Taijitu has shrunk to almost nothing and the yang section has taken over most of the symbol. The balance is destroyed and the lopsided symbol now spins without grace, torquing and flailing madly like an off-balance washing machine, banging and thumping itself off the floor until it breaks apart.

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  24. Good morning Taobabe I definitely like your writing and your thoughts! You know that my project is to develop a new understanding of the Yijing, so that it may be used as a tool for managerial decision making. This fall I will present it to an audience in my university, is the first time I guess a Swiss university dares this kind of experience. I am working on an interpretation of the Deming circle (PDCA) based on the “calendar” hexagrams linking improvement and innovation. Again a question about Yin-Yang balance, maybe you like to contribute? For my article I will put it on my website, or do you have any idea how I could forward it to you?
    Have a bright day. Gabriel

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  25. Giving up is not a part of my vocabulary. And why should I give up? All this searching for clues and answers…it’s like a huge game! I’m having a blast! 😀

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  26. Dear Taobabe: I love your blog and have shown it to my students as an example of how Taoism is alive and well. I teach world religions in Minneapolis, and am self-publishing a book of readings, texts, and images, and would like to include your image of Laotse on the water-buffalo in front of the mountains. May I have your permission? I will include a caption and photo credit, and could even link to this page if you want. Thanks so much, John Bellaimey, Breck School, Minneapolis. (ps: see my TED talk here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezmR9Attpyc )

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  27. Hi John
    Thank you for your interest in my Lao Tzu on water-buffalo picture. I write under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License, so please, do with the information however you please, in accordance with the stated license. In my very humble opinion, it’s all good. Information should be freely available, to be shared with everyone. There is too much out there to learn and experience, and hoarding knowledge only leaves us with less room in our mental warehouse to experience more.

    PS. I went to your link to watch your video. It is very informative and fun to watch. Please keep up the great work, and please keep me updated on other productions that you create. I would love to see more of your work.

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  28. Warlock
    Thank you for the link to the book on Genghis Khan. I am always interested in various different translations of the I Ching and will be taking a serious look at it. Much appreciate your huge contribution to the subject matter.

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  29. Noawaka Rin Nakamura

    Cảm ơn em rất nhiều. Tôi hy vọng có thể giới thiệu cuốn sách mới của tôi trong tương lai gần. Cuốn sách này sẽ thảo luận về tất cả các điểm còn thiếu và các chi tiết của tất cả các bài viết của tôi. Hy vọng rằng, tôi có thể hoàn thành điều này sớm. Tạm biệt.

    Taobabe

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  30. Taobabe

    Thanks for taking the time to look into the link. I look forward to your insights on the matter. Are you available for interview?

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  31. Taobabe,
    Thank you for sharing your gift with us! I became familiar with the I Ching by way of learning about the Human Design System. I am in deep gratitude for these teachings and have learned so much about myself and unity consciousness. It is wonderful to meet you:)

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  32. Can you read texts in Classical Chinese? If you want to have a deeper understanding of Taoist ideas, I strongly recommend you to read original texts of LAO TZU and CHUANG TZU, which are in Classical Chinese, since there is inevitably some loss of meaning during translation.

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  33. I wish I could read classical Chinese. Alas, I am not fortunate enough to have acquired that skillset. I have to depend upon my brother to translate for me. I’m lucky though because he’s one of the best classical translators out there. His name is Derek Lin and he’s written many books on Taoism. When I have questions, I go to him for advice.

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  34. Hi TaoBabe,
    You are beautiful, and your picture and your words could be very enticing. My wife also has a blog about taoist sex, and has her picture posted, and is linked to Facebook, and our website a-spiritualorg.org. She seems vulnerable, but we choose not to live in fear. As she is a beautiful woman and wild martial artist, a guy would get his comeuppance if he tried to push her. But be careful. A master never needlessly exposes herself to danger.

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  35. Hi there,
    I would like to ask you something about Vietnam and Taoism.
    But I prefer to contact you privately by email.
    Is it possible?

    Mei

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  36. Taobabe amazing insights you share on the I Ching, thank you. I was introduced to the book when I was 14 via the martial arts I was studying. It helped me through a number of challenging teenage years and I owe a lot to its divine wisdom.

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  37. Hi Hero
    My apologies for my long absence. I am currently working on a book related to all of this writing. I hope to have it out within the year, so please forgive my lack of activity in this sphere. I will return to the blog once the manuscript has been completed. Thank you for your comment. 🙂

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  38. Thanks Terry,
    It is a very well-honed and time-tested tool, in deed, a divine tool, to be used by the divinity that is each one of us, incarnate.

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  39. I have been looking for Chu Nom script for the word Port (as in Port of call for a vessel). Is this something that you would have a reference for please ? If you have could you please send to Sox_c_1 at my-yahoo email ? Thank you in advance

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  40. I found your blog this evening while searching for I Ching sphere material. I hadn’t looked up the sphere on the internet for a long time, so I was a bit surprised to not see too much. I just want to say that I really appreciate your thinking and presentation. I was wondering if you have any more info on the ‘middle heaven’ arrangement, like a source?

    I personally spend a lot of time with Wilhelm’s translation. If you’re not already familiar with it, let me suggest Thomas Cleary’s translation of ‘Secret of the Golden Flower’. Usually Clearly is referred to as a ‘dry’ translator, compared to somebody like Arthur Whaley, but Cleary’s translation of ‘Secret…’ is excellent, as our his commentary/notes. Wilhelm translated ‘Secret…’ right before he died, and Carl Jung read from it at Wilhelm’s funeral, but unfortunately Wilhelm lacked good vocab in Buddhism and Taoism, and maybe didn’t have the best source copy… Chapter IV btw is the chapter I usually point people too who are interested more in meditation(/pyschology) than in deciphering symbolic statements.

    Personally, I’m into all sorts of ‘systems’ stuff- weather, space weather, human ‘systems’… ~everything -and I pretty much always have my head in the clouds; I just want to say that I think how you describe your pondering is very normal, very good. And I’m with you on the math stuff and- I forget how you put it, I’d have to go back and find the passage -anyway 100% with you when you describe how learn. Really a very good feeling to read that.

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  41. Hi Zack,
    I am grateful for your suggested reading material. I will certainly look into the Secret of the Golden Flower. I think I have the Wilhelm version somewhere in my library. The Thomas Cleary version, I will hunt down.

    Per the info on the middle heaven arrangement, I will go back to refresh my memory on the matter. Quite often, my mind wanders as I am writing, and sometimes, I stumble onto connections and points of relevance without quite knowing how I got there. Sometimes, understanding comes in spurts and starts, and I try to grasp it when I can.

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  42. Your inner wisdom is alive and well! I’ve already spent a few hours dabbling about and am having lots of fun strolling in the sunlight of the spirit, err, I mean Dao. 🙂

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  43. What your describing above falls under the next acronym. HAPUC this translates as follows
    Heisenberg Asymmetric Properties of Uncertain Correlation Matrixes.

    Heisenberg gave us the Observer and Measurement foundations within Quantum Mechanics. Now, we’ve gone beyond the classical into the next phase where the asymmetric properties inherent within quantum mechanics resides.

    Every life is a potential correlation, every item as information we encounter, might also be correlated to us as the unseen properties of quantum mechanics work to aid us in every way, every day.

    Tao fits nicely within this framework.

    Blessings to you Taobabe and thanks for your contributions.

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  44. Hi Mandy,
    Thank you so much for your spiritual support. It means a lot to me. I have so many things on my mind which I want to express, and this blog is the best way for me to share my thoughts with everyone. I will kick-start the TaoBabe blog again within the next few weeks. I am currently in South East Asia, doing some hands-on research, and will share them with you as soon as I can.

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  45. Just found this blog, really interesting so far! I’m Taoist myself, and am into a lot of the post topics I saw. Glad to see you’re back at it again, good timing, hope to see more updates.

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  46. I hope you are doing well! I’m currently a student at UCI and there is an exhibit that just opened called Viet Focus Generations of Stories. “AN INTERACTIVE ART & HISTORY EXHIBITION: Vietnamese Americans have lived in extraordinary times, surviving war, displacement, and resettlement. VIETNAMESE FOCUS: GENERATIONS OF STORIES showcases the diversity of the Vietnamese community in Orange County, the largest outside of Vietnam. ” http://sites.uci.edu/vaohp/programs/events-vietnamesefocus/

    If you’re ever in the area I thought this would be something you would be interested in seeing. Thank you so much for you wonderful blog I have learned so much from you. I hope that you had a nice trip to Southeast Asia and a great Tet this year!

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  47. I heard you singing on YouTube. I just read your blog “The Forest, Regardless of the Trees” where you’re talking about fractals. A musician talking about Feynman diagrams. And you’re a Taoist. And, based on your photo here, you’re freaking gorgeous. Could you possibly be any more attractive and appealing? I’m sorry but when you mentioned the 4″ stilettos, my tummy got butterflies and my brain flew off into the land of carnal thoughts…

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  49. Just stumbled along your blog today and am truly touched and inspired, dear Taobabe. I am a student of the Tao and the I Ching for over 50 years and your attitude, thoughts, creativity and style makes my heart sing. You are a fantastic teacher and sage !!!!!
    Much love
    Mac

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  50. Thank you, everyone, for your positive feedback. Sometimes, I feel as if I’m sending my thoughts out into a dark void, to be lost amidst the clatter and chatter of billions of other thoughts. I still send any way, in hopes it reaches even one other person. I try to be a good tower. 🙂

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  51. I guess most of us feel the dark void, but anyone named Taoist Babe is a worth listening to. The world needs Taoist ideas more than ever, with so many people blaming everything bad in their lives on something “out there” instead of recognizing and developing the treasures to be found within……(sounds good maybe, who knows, life is a mystery and what is coming next down the pike is pretty much unknown!)

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  52. Hello there! Do you teach or know anyone that does? I’m currently located in Orange County and was wondering if you could find it in your heart to direct me to some resources,

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  53. Hi Oscar

    Thank you for reading my writings. I have a question. What is it that you are trying to learn? Are you interested in Taoism? Or the I Ching? or Ancient Viet literature and history? Or cutting edge non-mainstream, scientific investigations? Or developing your divine inner self? Or developing a method to learn from your dreams? My blog is a mixed bag of subjects that I find interesting, but I understand that not everyone is interested in everything I find fascinating. So…what floats your boat?

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  54. hi askcheeta

    Thank you for your thoughts. It’s great to know there are like minded people like you out there ‘in that great void’. 🙂

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  55. Taoist Babe,
    I honestly don’t even know how I stumbled onto your blog but it’s truly been life-changing. I’m not Taoist but your work on uncovering the truth about Vietnam’s real history is amazing. I’ve gotten a chance to read through it all and let me tell you… it gives SO MUCH to those that (like you) thought Vietnam was practically a Chinese by-product. I know you said you were working on a book in a few of your posts. How is that coming along? And will you return to making posts about Vietnams hidden history?

    Sincerely,

    A great fan of your research.

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  56. Hi there, I recently came across one of your articles and it lead me to interesting facts about our people. I’ve began a personal investigation to find many truths about our history. I’m going on gut feelings but after reading ancient texts from another culture, if the mitochondrial results are correct, I can show strong evidence showing the story of Adam and Eve was based on the first civilized humans. Not only that but the Garden of Eden is in North Vietnam and that the Vietnam war was really a decoy as they pillage and destroy evidence of this claim. My knowledge in some of the cultural details are quite limited and you seem to have a much better grasp on this. It is my goal to start a team that can focus on this subject on a full time basis. Though some more extensive research is required to link up key points, I believe there is potential to shake up the history books that are filled with ludicrous bullshit glorifying other factions and never our people. If you can help, maybe we can bring a more accurate depiction of our heritage to the world.

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  57. Hi Viet

    I am certainly more than willing to help you with what I have found up to this point. I post what I know on this website, so feel free to use what you find on here. I only ask for annotated credit of the information if it’s pulled from taobabe.com. Best of luck on getting your group started.

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  58. Hi Mrs. Vo,

    Thank you for your interest in my writing. I have been on a hiatus due to family issues that have come up, but now that things have cleared up, I will be returning to this space full time. While my writing has been suspended, my research has continued. There will be more information to come. Please stay connected so I may have the opportunity to share more of what I know. Thank you.

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  59. Hi Taobabe,

    Greetings from another San Franciscan Taoist practitioner 🙂 Just wanted to say, I credited you in the first sentence of my About page on my blog! Also, I’m curious if you have a Taoist practice yourself (outside of the intellectual), and what that is, if you don’t mind sharing.

    Keep up the awesome work.

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  60. Thanks Alex. I read some of your blogs. Very interesting perspective on Taoism. And thank you for the credit link attributed to my new word. 🙂

    Per your question: I do not ascribe to any established Taoist practice. I tend to go with the flow of my soul and allow it to teach me what I need to know. I’m a serious book worm though, and read voraciously of the offerings that Taoist practitioners proffer, imbibing with glee, their life’s work of understanding. In that, I must feign sorrow as to not appear too lascivious in my partake (and eventual expansion) of their hard-earned knowledge. It took them lifetimes of work to stand above the fray, and I take advantage of their kind nature to clamber up like a monkey, and stand on their shoulders so I can see better.

    I’m bad.

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  61. Nothing wrong with that! Isn’t that why people write books? So others can stand on their shoulders 😉 I was more so saying that its fun to physically feel Taoist ideas such as Yin, Yang, Wu Wei, Ziran, etc. in the body – it adds an extra dimension of understanding, of balance, of remaining grounded on earth – then again, I’ve always been more of a kinesthetic learner 🙂

    You definitely have a unique and cool perspective! Keep making ripples.

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  62. Wow! Taobabe is so beautiful and smart, I think I have a crush :p This world is so lucky to have her, treat her well world! You never know when a true Taobabe comes and goes.

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  63. Just wanted to drop in to say hi and see how you’ve been, I’ve been worried because I asked the I Ching how you were and it was sort of an ominous reading. I’ll assume you’ve been busy and working hard, take your time with updates although I am missing your posts.

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