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Title: Tao Iniversal way!
Post by: FiyahBun on December 28, 2007, 01:51:27 AM
Blessed & Divine Love,



Ras= Head
Tafari= He who inspire awe!

Iniversal wisdom from the Tao

1
The tao that can be told
is not the eternal Tao
The name that can be named
is not the eternal Name.

The unnamable is the eternally real.
Naming is the origin
of all particular things.

Free from desire, you realize the mystery.
Caught in desire, you see only the manifestations.

Yet mystery and manifestations
arise from the same source.
This source is called darkness.

Darkness within darkness.
The gateway to all understanding.

4
The Tao is like a well:
used but never used up.
It is like the eternal void:
filled with infinite possibilities.

It is hidden but always present.
I don't know who gave birth to it.
It is older than God.


15
The ancient Masters were profound and subtle.
Their wisdom was unfathomable.
There is no way to describe it;
all we can describe is their appearance.


65
The ancient Masters
didn't try to educate the people,
but kindly taught them to not-know.

When they think that they know the answers,
people are difficult to guide.
When they know that they don't know,
people can find their own way.


67
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 just three things to teach:
simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.

Simple in actions and in thoughts,
you return to the source of being.
Patient with both friends and enemies,
you accord with the way things are.
Compassionate toward yourself,
you reconcile all beings in the world.

72
When they lose their sense of awe,
people turn to religion.
When they no longer trust themselves,
they begin to depend upon authority.

Therefore the Master steps back
so that people won't be confused.
He teaches without a teaching,
so that people will have nothing to learn.


81
True words aren't eloquent;
eloquent words aren't true.
Wise men don't need to prove their point;
men who need to prove their point aren't wise.

The Master has no possessions.
The more he does for others,
the happier he is.
The more he gives to others,
the wealthier he is.

http://acc6.its.brooklyn.cuny.edu/~phalsall/texts/taote-v3.html



Talaku Meri Qedamawi Haile Selassie I!



Rastafari is the Almighty
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Title: Re: Tao Iniversal way!
Post by: Soldier of Jah on December 28, 2007, 02:03:14 AM
Wise words brother Fiyah!

"When they think that they know the answers,
people are difficult to guide.
When they know that they don't know,
people can find their own way."

That part is precious words! Big up!
Blessings! RASTAFARI
Title: Re: Tao Iniversal way!
Post by: ke on December 28, 2007, 09:01:14 PM
oh I love that book..
bless up great words bro..
ke.
Title: Re: Tao Iniversal way!
Post by: natty threads on January 22, 2008, 02:38:07 AM
Where is my Tao te Ching?

Is it verse fifty that talks about how one in ten men walks with no fear because he has no place for death to enter?

Thank-you for sharing.
Title: Re: Tao Iniversal way!
Post by: ke on January 22, 2008, 05:55:22 PM
I don't really remember what chapter it is but I do remember it say that.
bless
ke
Title: Re: Tao Iniversal way!
Post by: natty threads on January 25, 2008, 03:11:39 AM
Verse 50

Between birth and death,
Three in ten are followers of life,
Three in ten are followers of death,
And the men just passing through from birth to death also number three in ten.
Why is this so?
Because they live their lives on a gross level.

He who knows how to live can walk abroad
Without fear of rhinoceros or tiger.
He will not be wounded in battle.
For in him rhinoceroses can find no place to thrust their horn,
Tigers no place to use their claws,
And weapons no place to pierce.
Why is this so?
Because he has no place for death to enter.


Verse 2

Under heaven all can see beauty as beauty only because there is ugliness.
All can know good as good only because there is evil.

Therefore having and not having arise together.
Difficult and easy compliment each other.
Long and short contrast each other;
High and low rest upon each other;
Voice and sound harmonize together;
Front and back follow one another.

Therefore the sage goes about doing nothing, teaching no-talking.
The ten thousand things rise and fall without cease,
Creating, yet not possessing,
Working, yet not taking credit.
Work is done, then forgotten.
Therefore it lasts forever.
Title: Re: Tao Iniversal way!
Post by: ke on January 25, 2008, 05:40:18 PM
very nice.
ke.