Sunday, January 26, 2014

TAO TE CHING

It's been too long since I have written but like most everyone else, life sometimes throws me a big curve ball and I'm forced to deal with stuff I'd rather not have to do. And that in itself goes against what I try to impart to all of you. My beautiful granddaughter emailed me a while back and told me she had been reading from a book entitled TAO TE CHANG. Yes, my granddaughter is a very old soul who is already filled with much wisdom and truth which belies her tender young age. She suggested I check the book out because she knew I could find much in it to write about. Well, I looked in my library of books and saw the one she was talking about. I had read it a few times in the past but it had been a while since I had last looked at it. As I began to reread it I was struck once again by the pure simplicity of the teachings from the Tao. To a person operating strictly from the human ego mind these teachings may seem  ridiculous but to an open minded person they usually ring true with lots of wisdom. So thanks to my granddaughter I plan to share with you some of the thoughts from the Tao. The following quote comes from a New English Version of the Tao Te Ching which was written and compiled by Stephen Mitchell.
"Some say that my teaching is nonsense. Others call it lofty but impractical. But to those who have looked inside themselves, this nonsense makes perfect sense. And to those who put it into practice, this loftiness has roots that go deep. I have but three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures. Simple in actions and thoughts, you return to the Source of Being. Patient with both friends and enemies, you accord with the way things are. Compassionate with , yourself you reconcile all beings in the world."
These teachings do sound simple at first take but most of us will find a way to make them very confusing and impractical if we are not attuned to our "ONENESS" of all Life. My hope is that all of us may one day realize that this life doesn't have to be "hard" or "easy" or anything else for that matter. Life is just to be lived! And may we all live it in a way which not only brings us much joy, peace, love, and abundance, but at the same time brings those same things into the lives of everyone we meet. I leave all you good people now with the reminder to enjoy this ONE ETERNAL MOMENT cause that is really all an of us have. And if you can, right now, do a little something nice for someone just because you want to! Here's hoping we may all learn to work together to make this human life the very best it can be.

16 comments:

DarkStar888 said...

Brother Ron. Excellent post. Have been reading TAO TE CHING since my teenage years and have a hardcover book edition of his quotes of wisdom I bought about 35 years ago.

Here is a favorite verse...

The five colors blind the eye.
The five tones deafen the ear.
The five flavors stale the palate.
The chase for preys deranges the mind,
too much treasure impedes one’s growth.
The Master acts on what he feels not what he sees,
so allows things to come and go.

– Lao Tzu Tao Te Ching quotes, Verse 12

He's is talking about the five senses we are deceived with, and THOUGHT which corrupts our minds.

Some quotes from the IlluminatiMatrix...

"Remember, Thoughts are always lies. Thoughts are words, words are sounds when communicating the thought. We know we have a thought, or word implanted in our mind because sound vibrates. Sounds vibrate, vibration is energy, energy glows, and glowing is light. Thoughts are therefore, LIGHT, and light is an illusion, able to be manipulated by the simplest of thoughts. In other words, since everything 3D is simply a THOUGHT, then changing that THOUGHT through subliminal messaging will create a new 3D illusory world for anyone receiving the new implanted THOUGHT FORMS.

Once children appear in this world, every trick imaginable deceives the perfect beings that they are, (the ultimate state of ORIGINAL ONENESS) forcing them to succumb to the insanity of this DIVIDED and DUALITY BASED 3 dimensional world. Birth is only the appearance of being born into this world. In reality we’ve been here all the time, in the Paradise State, and the 3D illusion of TIME and SPACE is only suggested through the THOUGHT PROCESS of the luciferian group mindset, to distract us, and disconnect us from the original eternal state of being. However, the luciferian thought form conjures a body to appear to envelope us, and conjures up an illusory world to experience. The LIGHT BRINGING luciferian egregore group entity erringly referred to as the SUPREME GOD, has but one purpose, that being the ultimate infliction of suffering, through guilt and fear. This fear based illusory reality then appears to attach itself to our ultimate state of being through the 5 SENSES, and the disconnection from our original WISDOM STATE and the freedom and liberty of that state, is hindered immensely."

DS888

deepian said...

"simplicity, patience, compassion" - I do agree that spiritual truths are simple. They are easily recognised when we find them, because they are like simple keys which open many complex doors. They are simple and universal, transcending any religious or philosophical creed. We can find such spiritual knowledge in a great many sources, but that knowledge only becomes understanding through contemplation and practical experience.

We live in such a complex "civilisation" that we have learned to make everything complex. Rather than simply being, now, in, as you say this ONE ETERNAL MOMENT, and experiencing everything through direct awareness - with what Buddhists call the "one pointed mind" - as a young child does, we analyse (as I am now doing!) and rationalise, and we lose the divine consciousness and perspective that is innate in each and every one of us. We learn from birth onwards to separate and classify everything, and to make everything complex, and in doing so we lose the capacity to understand simply. We can be presented with a simple truth, and the complex ego-mind rejects it with many a rationalisation.

In my experience, spiritual understanding comes through meditation - the deliberate calming and focusing of the mind. I contemplate teachings I have heard and read, and consider the experiences of my life, and realisations then come intuitively - knowledge is transformed into understanding. By simply experiencing our own divinity, we become more divine in our consciousness, and more understanding - which, yes, includes patience and compassion.

namaste Captron52

Breath-e said...

Just want to put a smile here. Good to see you.

captron52 said...

Hi Ian thanks for stopping by. I loved that quote also! It came as no surprise to me that you had read this book before! Your vast range of knowledge is truly amazing my friend!

captron52 said...

hi Deepian Thanks for the visit! I wholeheartedly agree with you ! The best to you and yours always

captron52 said...

Hi Sarah So great to see you again. I was beginning to think that Seattle had hidden you away some where. Its always so great to see that beautiful smile of yours! Hope all is well with you and yours. Do visit again!

Christopher Dos Santos said...

Namaste brother Ron; it is a pleasure to enjoy this post. My best wishes go out in hopes of a favourable resolution to the past life challenge you allude to.

Respective to the book of Tao, and Taoism in general, there are few book more powerfully simple as the Toa. Many millions have guided their life force under the tutelage of the Tao, countless more souls will surely align with this most natural wisdom. Here is a wonderful quote from the great Lao Tzu.

"Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them - that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like."

Lao Tzu

The beauty of the Tao comes from it's simplicity in offering wisdom without the carrot and stick of a formal religion. Much of my spiritual energy comes from two seriously engaging jewels, the Bhagavad Gita and the Tao Te Ching. Each book has become a spiritual life partner, always at the ready on our bookshelf for solace, partnership, enlightenment, and a loving caress.

In Lak' ech, brother Ron, prosper with knowledge... live in the river of Tao...

DarkStar888 said...

Hi brother Ron,

“Be totally empty,
embrace the tranquility of peace.
Watch the workings of all creation,
observe how endings become beginnings.”

All creatures in the universe
return to the point where they began.
Returning to the source is tranquility
meaning submitting to what is and what is to be.”

Tao Te Ching quotes, Verse 16

Remember how many times I have repeated that we are not from here, we are not THIS in the 3D world in-which we now exist. That we are already perfect and are from WISDOM...in a Paradise State. Well, look at our great master such as the Tao...even this says the same thing. :)

Ian

Watch, Wait and Don't React.

The Truth Seeker's Guide said...

Hey Ron,
Enjoyed your latest.
I hope all is well and you've sorted your latest "curve ball"... I know what it's like, so keep smiling my friend!
Peace and best wishes to you and yours.
Carl.

captron52 said...

Hi Christopher It sure doesn't surprise me that you have been a user of the teachings of the Tao! You are a very wise man and I appreciate all of your help you give myself and others. Thanks man!

captron52 said...

Hi Ian Thanks for sharing some more wisdom with us my friend. I surely appreciate it.

captron52 said...

Hi Carl Thanks for stopping by me friend. I do get agitated at myself sometimes for allowing these "illusions" of everyday living get in my way. I know better than to do that but I guess it only shows me that I still have much to master in this 3D world. Hope all is well with you and yours and that your book is coming along nicely!

DarkStar888 said...

hi brother Ron. your thamks is not needed but it's always appreciAtes. :-)

Be...with love.

Ian

DarkStar888 said...

I meant to also say... its always my pleasure to visit here and read your writing.

Ian

DarkStar888 said...

hi Ron. I have a question for you? what do our alias names mean? as an example I used Darkstar 888. Dark Star is Planet X.... 888 represents 8 which is the number for control as in a stop sign 8 sided. dIt's a number used for subliminal messaging to control the masses. example... United States fights for freedim from Briten and was established in 1776 divide that by two and you get 888. did you know that the World Trade Center was built in 80 months or 6.66 years. 6 is the number of the sacrificer. the New Freedom Tower in New York City is 1776 feet high...or 888 divided by 2. again representing control. what is "captron52? my guess is Captain Ron born in 1952? were you a captain of some sort or is that a metaphor?
peace my brother. ... Ian

captron52 said...

Hey Ian
I am always amazed at all the info you possess on any topic. It doesn't surprise me that you put so much thought into choosing a screen name! As for me, you are right about the 52, that was the year I was born. The captron actually came about when I saw a movie called Captain Ron. It was a comedy and starred Kurt Russell, I believe. His character was a little zany and since most of my friends at that time considered me to be a little weird I just kinda took this name when I first logged on and learned to use the net. Of course that was a very long time ago! But no, I never was a "real" captain of anything except that of my own ship! Thanks for stopping by and I do appreciate the kind words. I feel humbled when anyone takes the time to read my entries. And the positive comments do help inspire me to do more. As always the best to you and yours.