Tao Te Ching: Chapter 8 : Water

The highest excellence is like water,

it benefits those in the most 
inaccessible places without striving.

It occupies the lowest level,
which men avoid.

Therefore it is analagous to Tao.

It has the virtue of gravity, which finds its own place.

It has the virtue of the heart, which knows the silent deeps.

It has the virtue of the good, which bestows the fullest gifts.

It has the virtue of the words which speak the greatest truths.

It has the virtue of the order which ensures the perfect peace.

It has the virtue of the service which uses the highest skill.

It has the virtue of the rhythm which is unfailing in its timelessness.

Therefore, since it does not strive, it is serene without reaction.

translated by Shrine of Wisdom (1924)

Tao Te Ching: Chapter 8 : water : ram0ram footnote 

as I remember my childhood ……my mother will always give us two spoonful of holy water from her temple from a silver vessel which will taste little different so asked her one day …..why so ….she told me it has blessings from divine and will give you good health …. this tradition after 60 years continues in our home even today ….. as scientific and spiritual practice ….. before 60 years could not understand the scientific and spiritual meaning till read Dr .Emoto ….

When Dr. Emoto read in a children’s book that no two snowflakes have the same shape, he thought that the same thing must apply to frozen water crystals so after much trial and error, Dr. Emoto developed a process of photographing it in this way,

One of the first things that Dr. Emoto learned was that all water does not form beautiful crystals. also found that tap water does not form water crystals. Stagnant or polluted water does not form water crystals either, but forms unpleasant, deformed frozen structures. Rainwater, water from clean streams and rivers, water from glaciers, and water from holy places around the world form beautiful crystals when frozen.

He found that words such as “Thank you,” and “I love you,” caused the tap water to form beautiful crystals . Words such as “You make me sick,” or “You are a fool,” caused ugly, distorted crystals or no crystals at all. Dr. Emoto then found that we can cause tap water to form beautiful frozen water crystals simply by praying for the water, by sending it loving thoughts, and by blessing it.

With negative thoughts and emotions, we put detrimental energies into our own beings and into our living environments. Positive, joy-filled thoughts and emotions put beneficial energies into our beings and into our living environment. 

and by prayers we can bless things with unique energy vibrations and to be at the vibrational energy level of water a simple and scientific method is to bring both hands together like NAMASTE to bring oneness within as zero …..neutral and natural like water ….

to be honest with you all ….. life as a prayer brings so much happiness …… life as a gratitude brings so much peace …..and life to flow like water merge us with ocean of love …… the cosmic spirit ….we may refer as OM, ALLAH, GOD or name of our choice ….. to enjoy the dance divine ….. a timeless and time together …..we give it a name ……life

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Tao Te Ching: Chapter 8 = water 

The highest motive is to be like water: water is essential to all life,
yet it does not demand a fee or proclaim its importance.
Rather, it flows humbly to the lowest level, and in so doing 
it is much like Tao.

In the home the truly wise love the humble earth,
the foundation on which the home is built;
in the heart they love what is genuine;
in friendship they are compassionate;
in words they are sincere;
in government they foster peace and good will;
in business they work with quiet efficiency.

Serenity is the goal of Tao; through it nothing is lost. [*]

translated by Frank J. MacHovec (1962)

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Tao Te Ching : 7 : Complete

Nature is complete because it does not serve itself.

The sage places himself after and finds himself before,

Ignores his desire and finds himself content.

He is complete because he does not serve himself.

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http://www.chinapage.com/gnl.html

Tao Te Ching is a ocean of wisdom and many wise people has translated this …. out of many …..few are listed on this page …… but to give this chapter a symbol which will relate to the essence for chapter 7 = complete ……so thought of ……Lighthouse …..a symbol of inner light ….a symbol of guide in the darkness …..a symbol of selfless service …….

a symbol of human values …..

so also found a poem ….

The Lighthouse

The mighty lighthouse stands secure,
Undaunted by the restless sea;
Ravaged by the changing tides
And buffeted by winds blown free.

Yet, it sheds its beacon straight and true,
Unfaltering in the bleakest night,
Guiding every passing ship
Uncertain of the course that’s right.

May we be diligent and true,
Dedicated to the right
And like the stalwart lighthouse stand
A beacon in the darkest night.

…Becky Jennings

be a light house for future generations …..be a light house for now …..be guided by our inner light …..

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Heaven and Earth go on forever.
Why?
Because they have no sense of self.The Wise advance
by holding back.They lose themselves,
and find the Whole. [*]Fulfillment comes from selflessness.

translated by Timothy Freke (1999)

Tao Te Ching : 6 : Experience

Experience is a riverbed,

Its source hidden, forever flowing:

Its entrance, the root of the world,

The Way moves within it:

Draw upon it; it will not run dry.

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http://www.chinapage.com/gnl.html

Tao Te Ching : 6 : Experience : ram0ram footnote

Raft along the river of life……

witness how different civilizations refer water with totally different names…..

but essence of all different names is to quench thirst only…….

the same way to quench the inner thirst for eternal happiness……

from the hidden source …..call it TAO , OM , ALLAH , GOD or name of our 

choice …..or remain without choice…..

To drink the nectar of this eternal happiness with every breath is experience. .

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“The spirit of emptiness is immortal.
It is called the Great Mother
because it gives birth to Heaven and Earth.
It is like a vapor,
barely seen but always present.
Use it effortlessly.”
–   Translated by John McDonald, Chapter 6  

I am …… that only .

“You are not the body, you are not the body, you are not the body.” How can I be a mere body when I am Brahman, the Absolute?and people repeat this mantra ….. day in ….day out ….thinking I am that only…… for years all together …..

in the name of religious or spiritual practices …..

without any confirmation coming from within…..

so then what is a real path ?

Aham Brahmasmi (ah-HUM brah-MAHS-mee) is a Sanskrit sutra whose English translation is “the core of my being is the ultimate reality, the root and ground of the universe, the source of all that exists.” 

it is like mother and woman ……

a mother is a woman but woman is not a mother but has a possibility to be a be a mother ……

so all humans has a equal possibility to be……. that only. 

research that possibility….. with sensitive prayers ….

so what is a sensitive prayer?

to make every work a worship ……perform every ritual of life with love that is true spirituality……or a sensitive prayer

like for me to write this article is a prayer and worship of work….so should be for all of us even to read it also…..so even every breath should be a prayer and thanks to cosmic spirit.

we all bring this possibility in our closed hands as seed of love ….. to plant this into our world to make it a tree of eternal happiness …… 

this tree of eternal happiness is that only ……..we may refer as GOD , ALLAH , OM, or name of our choice…..

for a seed to become tree is a transformation …..so also for a woman to become mother is a transformation ….and also for a human to became ray of this universe and light is a transformation….. 

a seed loses it’s identity to merge in soil to became a tree……so we have to lose our identity or ego to merge with cosmic identity….. then only we can say in a silent wishper…..

that I am….. that only……. or …… Aham Brahmasmi

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p.s ….. Thursday is my date to update ……Ram0ram wisdom notes….so apart from above note are two wisdom notes on TAO TE CHING….. be that only…read them with love…

A Cup of Tea

Thursday …….. my date to update …….. ram0ram wisdom notes …. 

 …… sharing great Chinese wisdom in the series Tao Te Jing 

….and this small Zen story ….. A Cup of Tea

Nan-in, a Japanese master during the Meiji era (1868-1912), received a university professor who came to inquire about Zen.

Nan-in served tea. He poured his visitor’s cup full, and then kept on pouring.

The professor watched the overflow until he no longer could restrain himself. “It is overfull. No more will go in!”

“Like this cup,” Nan-in said, “you are full of your own opinions and speculations. How can I show you Zen unless you first empty your cup?”

ram0ram footnote ….. EGO = E GO = energy go so be a EAR =E AR = energy arrive = so talk is ego ….so wisdom is to listen 80 % and talk 20% but both with love ….

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Tao Te Jing : chapter : 6 : Experience

 Experience is a riverbed, 
Its source hidden, forever flowing:
Its entrance, the root of the world,
The Way moves within it:
Draw upon it; it will not run dry.

Above Image and original texts credits
http://www.chinapage.com/gnl.html

ram0ram footnote 

Raft along the river of life……witness how different civilizations refer water with totally different names…..but essence of all different names is to quench thirst only…….so is with God……to quench thirst for eternal happiness with every breath is experience .

Tao Te Jing : chapter : 5 : nature

Nature is not kind;
It treats all things impartially.
The Sage is not kind,
And treats all people impartially.

Nature is like a bellows,
Empty, yet never ceasing its supply.
The more it moves, the more it yields;
So the sage draws upon experience
And cannot be exhausted.

Above Image and original texts credits
http://www.chinapage.com/gnl.html

Om

That is infinite, this is infinite…..
From That infinite this infinite comes……
From That infinite……. 
this infinite removed or added……
Infinite remains infinite.

Om
Peace! Peace! Peace! 

Understanding energy equation of atom…. 
we can understand infinite ……
as energy equation of atom is zero…
so infinite….. 
what is zero on earth? 
the water……..
calorie zero or neutral in character
so is infinite and so is a sage……

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