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Anonymous 27329

The Apple that can be tasted is not the eternal Apple
The Tree that can be planted is not the eternal Tree
The Apple is the origin of Heaven and Earth
The Tree is the mother of myriad things
These two emerge together but differ in name
The unity is said to be the mystery
Mystery of apples, the door to all wonders

Anonymous 27330

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When the world knows apple as apple, pear arises
When it knows sweet as sweet, bitter arises
Thus apple and non-apple produce each other
Tree and Apple bring about each other
Plant and Buck follow each other
Therefore the Apple Farmer:
Manages the apples of her farm
Works with myriad trees but does not control
She cultivates but does not hoard
She apples but does not apple
It is because she apples without apples
That in her the apple is eternal

Anonymous 27331

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The Apple Tree is empty
When utilized, it does not vanish
So deep! It is the origin of all apples

Anonymous 27332

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The highest goodness resembles apples
Apples greatly benefit myriad things without contention
Because apples do not contend
They are therefore beyond reproach
Therefore apples are as the Tao

Anonymous 27333

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Anonymous 27334

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Where is the tree? It is within the apple. Where is the apple? It is within the tree.

In the apples of the greater apple, the Universe is round, like an apple.

The apple passes through us, guides us. It is by the apple that we are fed. The apples compose our bodies. The apple provides us with energy, that we may tend to the apple trees. Are we not, then, but ourselves apples?

There is nothing higher than the apple, nor anything lower. The apple is the way, the apple is the destination, and the apple is the apple.

Anonymous 27335

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When you have understood how the answer to all questions is "apples"
And also come to see that the question itself is "apples"
And the questioner and questionee are themselves, but, "apples"
Then you will understand how "apple apple apple apple."

Anonymous 27336

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Anonymous 27337

>>27336
you meant "apple", right?

Anonymous 27338

蘋德經 or the Ping Te Ching, simply known as "The Apple"

Anonymous 27339

If you see the apple on the road, kill the apple.

Anonymous 27340

"Apples are pretty cool" -anonymous

Anonymous 27341

The potato is the apple of the earth.

Anonymous 27342

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>>27338
>蘋德經: Ping Te Ching

Excellent, thank you.

Anonymous 27343

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>>27341
Tish! That's French!

Anonymous 27344

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>>27342
>>27338
Out of curiosity, what would "Tao Te Ping" mean, if anything? It seems more euphonious, and of course with more obvious referent.

Anonymous 27345

>>27344
I assume "Tao Te Ping" would be similar to, but probably not because I don't know the language, "The Apple of the Way"
As the Tao roughly translates to "The way" and "Te Ching" was pretty much "The manuscripts of the Virtues of"
I just thought it more fitting that "The virtues of the Apple" and to directly replace Tao with Apple.

Anonymous 27346

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>>27345
ah k thanks. "The Virtues of the Apple" is certainly far nicer.

Anonymous 27347

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Grandfather Fuji's roots grow into the depths of the world and its wisdom, yet only reveal its illusion.

The Apple then fell from the tree, where Pony and Truth met at a single head.

Anonymous 27348

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This cap of /mlp/ and Applebloom discussing the meaning of life seems relevant.

Anonymous 27349

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Screen-capped for posterity
and to bump, since the front page is mostly comprised of naughty images and whining

Anonymous 27350

fuck those celestianism books, we need to write an entire ping te ching

Anonymous 27351

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>>27350
if I'm not mistaken, the Celestianism texts are based on the Bible in structure
the Bible itself is divided into books
Book of Apple(s)?

Anonymous 27352

>>27351
No no no.

Ping Te Ching
Ping Jing
Pingzang
and last but not least, Pingzi.
Actual chinese speaker guy can tweak these names, but they're all based off actual Taoist books.

Anonymous 27353

According to the all knowing and unerring wikipedia, Taoism was a countermovement to Confucianism. I think Pingism should be a countermovement to Celestianism.

Anonymous 27354

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In the beginning was the Recipe, and the Recipe was with Celestia, and the Recipe was Celestia. It was with Celestia in the beginning. Through it all things were made; without it nothing was made that has been made. In it was life, and that life was the muffin of all ponykind. The muffin bakes in the oven, and the oven has not overcooked it.

There was a mare sent from Celestia whose name was Derpy Hooves. She came as a witness to testify concerning that muffin, so that through her all might believe. She herself was not the muffin; she came only as a witness to the muffin.

The true muffin that gives muffins to everypony was coming into the world. He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of Celestia— children born not of natural descent, nor of pony decision or a sire's will, but born of Celestia.

Anonymous 27355

>>27353
I thought Lunatism was the counter-movement to Celestianism, since they represent day and night…
come to think of it, controlling celestial bodies would make the Princesses in tune with nature, so Taoism might actually tie in with either party

Anonymous 27356

>>27355
Haven't heard of Lunatism. I still thing Pingism should be on its own. Celestianism and Lunatism are based on western religions, but Pingism is based on Taoism, an eastern religion/philosophy. It should be kept separate because of that.

Anonymous 27357

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>>27354
I-I think we've strayed from the teachings a bit there, Derpy

Anonymous 27358

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>>27357
ACCEPT THE MUFFIN'S LOVE INTO YOUR HEARTS, YE UNSAVED MASSES!

Anonymous 27359

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Anonymous 27360

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Anonymous 27361

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>>27360
Eat shit.
Pingism changed my life.

Anonymous 27362

>>27358
Now turn ye in your hymnals to pg. 1980, "Derpy Hooves's Muffin"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPts1cPQRh8

Anonymous 27363

>>27362
Pingism has made me muffinproof.
http://youtu.be/qG0ZMiJRo10

27364

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Approved

Anonymous 27365

bumping for the serenity of pingism

Anonymous 27366

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Thirty spokes share the wheel's hub;
It is the center hole that makes it useful.
Shape clay into a vessel;
It is the space within that makes it useful.
Cut doors and windows for a barn;
It is on these spaced where there is nothing that is useful.
We make with what is,
and use what is not.

Anonymous 27367

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>>27366
This is a great slightly-modified passage from Tao Te Ching (one of my favorite passages), and as OP I really wanted to use it myself. But, as you too realized, it is not amenable to appl(e)ication.

Also, I finally realized what is Applejack's accent: Apple-ation.

Anonymous 27368

>>27367
Yeah, there's no apple in it, but it is a wonderful passage from the original works. I don't think it requires much change to be included.
The Apple need not always reference the apple to be powerful in voice. It simply is.

As this anon: >>27338
>>27345
I felt I should contribute more.

Anonymous 27369

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>>27368
Hm, I agree.

I don't feel like adding it to my screencap now, because tired and I'd rather wait until possibly other anons contribute.

But in any case I will eventually add it.

Anonymous 27370

>>27369
Go ahead and wait. I'm enjoying this thread and it doesn't have to move fast to get to where it needs to be.
Eventually we'll just have every chapter converted over.

Anonymous ## Mod 27371

>>27369
If it keeps up i'll be arching it.

Anonymous 27372

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>>27371
mlpchan is great and should feel great

Anonymous 27373

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Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the cupcake or stand in the way that pies take or sit in the company of donuts,

but whose delight is in the taste of the MUFFIN, and who salivates on its taste day and night.

That pony is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither– whatever they do is delicious.

Not so the cupcakes! They are like mistakes that the baker throws away.

Therefore the cupcake will not stand in the taste test, nor in the assembly of the balanced breakfast.

For the MUFFIN watches over the way of the delicious, but the way of the cupcake leads to destruction.

Anonymous 27374

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>>27373
and now I'm hungry

Anonymous 27375

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Not to value and employ apples of superior ability is the way to
keep the apples from rivalry among themselves; not to prize apples
which are difficult to procure is the way to keep them from becoming
apple thieves; not to show them apples likely to excite their desires is
the way to keep their minds from disorder.

Therefore the grower, in the exercise of his orchard, empties
their minds, fills their bellies, weakens their wills, and strengthens
their stems.

She constantly (tries to) keep them without knowledge and without
desire, and where there are apples who have knowledge, to keep them
from presuming to act. When there is this abstinence from
action, good apples are universal.


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