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Wisdom of the Orient

Discussion in 'Interfaith Dialogues' started by Astroboy, Apr 27, 2008.

  1. Astroboy

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    Lao Tzu's "Tao"


    Heaven and Earth don't play favourites
    They treat everything with equal detachment.
    Sages don't play favourites
    They treat good people and bad with equal detachment.

    Heaven and earth are like a set of bellows.
    Although empty, they are endlessly productive.
    The more you work them, the more they produce.
    The mouth, on the other hand, becomes exhausted if you talk too much.
    Better to keep your thoughts inside you.

    The Tao is so empty,
    So hollow.
    Yet somehow its usefulness is inexhaustible
    It is so very deep
    So very profound.
    Like the source of everything.

    It blunts the sharpest edges
    Unties the knots
    Softens the glare

    It is so very deep
    So tranquil
    It seems to barely exist at all.
    Its origin is unknown
    It preceded the Gods themselves.
     
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  3. Astroboy

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    Without the tao,
    Kindness and compassion are replaced by law and justice;
    Faith and trust are supplanted by ritual and ceremony.

    (Lao Tzu)
     
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    That is very beautiful statement in context of practical way of life. Words are stretched like a rubber as per self centered humans need. Power and money buy every thing in different disguises.Good Souls swim over dirty water created by it just to breathe.
     
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