Tao Te Ching: Chapter : 21 : Accept : ram0ram wisdom note

Tao Te Ching: Chapter : 21 : Accept

(1) Tao (2) the same (3) acts as (4) something
(5) uniquely (6) sudden insight (7) uniquely (8) absent-minded

(9) absent-minded (10) indeed (11) sudden insight (12) indeed
(13) at the (14) center (15) there are (16) images(17) sudden insight (18) indeed (19) absent-minded (20) indeed
(21) at the (22) center (23) there are (24) forms(25) deeply profound (26) indeed (27) obscure (28) indeed
(29) at the (30) center (31) there is (32) exquisite essenceSeal Script translation : http://www.earlywomenmasters.net/tao/ch_21.html

Tao Te Ching: Chapter : 21 : Accept

Harmony is only in following the Way.

The Way is without form or quality,
But expresses all forms and qualities;
The Way is hidden and implicate,
But expresses all of nature;
The Way is unchanging,
But expresses all motion.

Beneath sensation and memory
The Way is the source of all the world.
How can I understand the source of the world?
By accepting

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Tao Te Ching: Chapter : 21 : Accept : ram0ram wisdom note
spirituality is a macro vision of wholeness and modern science is a micro vision of fragmentation ….. heath and happiness is a macro vision of wholeness of body mind and soul the tangible and intangible in harmony but modern science is a micro vision of disease and only deals with tangible body and non harmony with mind and soul……

the fact is tangible body works because of intangible soul or consciousness ……energy equation of atom is zero so also of cosmos …. all great civilisation had their own macro vision which included facts of tangible and intangible expressed through mythological figures and epic stories …. what Lao Tzu expressed is also expressed in Hinduism through the mythological character of Lord Vishnu ….one of the meaning of Vishnu is universal consciousness …. 

universal consciousness standing on ocean of water …. this signifies the nature of this energy as natural and neutral zero … on lotus ..which means attached and detached at the same time. 

the image has two tangible hands representing the visible world ….left lower hand hold a soft lotus …. representing feminine emotional energy and lower right hand hold mallet represent masculine logical tangible action force …….

we have two intangible upper hands ….. 

upper right hand has a moving disc ….. known as SUDARSHNA CHAKRA it also means know your own identity …. what it represent is static center with moving disc periphery…. representing action and non action together …..

and the upper left hand has a conch shell …. representing the vibrations converted in sound …. the eternal sound ……the sound of atom ….. the sound present everywhere ……and many refer as OM , ALLAH , God …..which is ….

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

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Tao Te Ching: Chapter : 21 : Accept

The Great Virtue is to follow the Tao and only the Tao.
The Tao is shadowy and intangible.
Intangible and evasive, and yet within it is a form.

Evasive and intangible, and yet within it is a substance.
Shadowy and dark, and yet within it is a vital force.
This vital force is real and can be relied upon.

From ancient times to the present
the Tao’s instructions have not been forgotten.
Through it can be perceived the beginning of the story of life.
How do I know how it was at the beginning of the story of life?
Because of what is within me.

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Tao Te Ching: Chapter : 22 : Home : ram0ram wisdom note

Tao Te Ching: Chapter : 22 : Home

Accept and you become whole,
Bend and you straighten,
Empty and you fill,

Decay and you renew,

Want and you acquire,
Fulfill and you become confused.
The sage accepts the world
As the world accepts the Way;
He does not display himself, so is clearly seen,
Does not justify himself, so is recognized,
Does not boast, so is credited,
Does not pride himself, so endures,
Does not contend, so none contend against him.
The ancients said, “Accept and you become whole”,
Once whole, the world is as your home.text credits : http://www.chinapage.com/gnl.html#22
Tao Te Ching: Chapter : 22 : Home : ram0ram wisdom note
Lao Tzu once sat under a tree frustrated.
He was frustrated for the fact that he had tried all that he could do but still not attained the whole.
He had attained a lot, yet there was a lacking.
He could not figure out what was missing.
It was autumn and as he sat frustrated under a tree,
he saw a dry leaf fall slowly.
The leaf was swayed by the wind.
The leaf went along with wind in whatever direction it blew without the least struggle.
Then when the wind stopped,
the leaf slowly settled down on the earth peacefully.
At that moment, something settled within Lao Tzu.
Effortlessness settled in Lao Tzu.
wandering with Goal is efforts …..wandering without goal is effortlessness …..

to many enlightenment is goal and we all think goal requires lot of efforts …..

even lord Buddha also thought the same …..

After six years of hard and severe ascetic life and finally tired …

sat down under a tree …..

and this effortlessness settled in

and

we called Him Buddha ……the Awakened one ….

“ O bhikshus, follow the middle path- keep aloof from both extremes-

Mortification is not conducive.

Mortifications are painful vain and profitless.

To satisfy the necessities of life is not evil.

To keep the body in good health is a duty,

for otherwise we shall not be able to trim the lamp of wisdom

and

keep our mind strong and clear.

so

to be with nature is to be with our self ….
to be with our self is one self …..
to be with one self is with divine self …

to be with divine self is enlightenment ….
and enlightenment is effortlessness with out effort ….
and that is our home and return to Tao …..

the flow of zero cosmic energy in atom …

neither positive nor negative …..

natural and natural like water …. so flow with time in effortlessness ……

Even Lord Krishna in Holy Gita tell Arjuna the warrior …..

know in action the non action and in non action the action …..

that is fight without fighting ….. again the effortlessness .

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Tao Te Ching: Chapter : 22 : Home

Yield and overcome; bend and be straight.
Empty out and be full; wear out and be renewed.
Have little and gain; have much and be confused.

Therefore, the True Person embraces the One
and becomes a model for all.
Do not look only at yourself, and you will see much.
Do not justify yourself, and you will be distinguished.
Do not brag, and you will have merit.
Do not be prideful, and your work will endure.
It is because you do not strive
that no one under heaven can strive with you.The saying of the Old Ones,
“Yield and Overcome,” is not an empty phrase.
True wholeness is achieved by blending with life.Text credits :
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The disciples were absorbed in a discussion of Lao-tzu’s dictum:

“Those who know, do not say;
Those who say, do not know.”

When the master entered,
they asked him what the words meant ?Said the master, “Which of you knows the fragrance of a rose?”All of them indicated that they knew.

Then he said, “Put it into words.”

All of them were …… silent.

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Tao Te Ching: Chapter : 20 : wandering : taste of TAO

Tao Te Ching: Chapter : 20 : wandering

What is the difference between assent and denial?
What is the difference between beautiful and ugly?
What is the difference between fearsome and afraid?

The people are merry as if at a magnificent party
Or playing in the park at springtime,
But I am tranquil and wandering,
Like a newborn before it learns to smile,
Alone, with no true home.

The people have enough and to spare,
Where I have nothing,
And my heart is foolish,
Muddled and cloudy.

The people are bright and certain,
Where I am dim and confused;
The people are clever and wise,
Where I am dull and ignorant;
Aimless as a wave drifting over the sea,
Attached to nothing.

The people are busy with purpose,
Where I am impractical and rough;
I do not share the peoples’ cares
But I am fed at nature’s breast.

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Tao Te Ching: Chapter : 20 : wandering = wisdom note

look at the picture ….. is some thing happens in the mouth ….

most of us will say ….. some water accumulates in our mouth … 

why so ?to be precise it happens because we have tasted lemon some time in our life so we know the taste …… so is the taste of Tao .. …. from the time of new born child till the age of 3 we live in timelessness ……most of the humans do not have any memory till this age as in timelessness no memory get formed …… after 3 years logical brain which is in time get activated we start forming our memories ….. 

this taste of timeless is the taste of TAO …… in many religions we give it names like God , OM , ALLAH , or name of our choice…

and this taste of timeless happiness or oneness we lose as ego develops and and we search them in materialistic wealth and failed there we start searching in different spiritual practices this taste of timeless Tao …… 

taste of present ….. present is timelessness and past and future are taste of time …… as we can feel present but can not say it so also is TAO ….GOD , OM , ALLAH …. all these are taste we have tasted before that is the reason when ever we become like a new born child we are in timeless happiness …..and one with nature and Tao …… 

that is exactly Lao Tzu explains that I am like a new born child and nourished by nature …..

people try to give value to life forgetting life it self is most valuable ….. 

in words of my mother …..she used to say most valuable diamond is inside and with very tiny diamond of very little value we wear outside to put a tag of some false value … 

so be extraordinary inside and ordinary outside is ….. true wandering …

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Tao Te Ching: Chapter : 20 : wandering…. for better understanding ….love all.

Happy Radha Ashtami

 

Birthday of Radha is celebrated as Radhaashtami throughout the country and especially in the north, with full devotion and joy. Radha Ashtami is observed after 15 days of Janmashtami, which is celebrated as the birthday of Lord Krishna. Radharani’s birthday is the sacred eighth day of the month of Bhadrapada (August-September). Sri Radha was born in Barsana, suburb of Mathura and appeared as the daughter of Vrishabhanu and Kirti.

 

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Sri Radha was older to Lord Krishna and it is believed that the divine girl did not open her eyes until Sri Krishna was born. The relationship of Sri Krishna and Radha surpasses human concepts and is spiritual in nature. It is redundant to affirm that one may attain Krishna only through the Grace of Radha.

Hindu scriptures described that Radha and Sri Krishnas relation was a pure form of spirituality. Their sacred relationship and dedication towards each other have great spiritual energy.Vedic Literature explains that Radha is Krishna’s Spiritual Energy. Whenever the Lord incarnates, His Spiritual Energy also takes up a Female Form. Hence Hindus always worship Laxmi with Narayan, Seeta with Ram and Radha with Krishna. It is redundant to state that one may attain Krishna only through the Grace of Radha.

To understand the relationship between Shree Radha and Shree Krushna, first we have to clear the worldly impurities from our minds, which is clogging our vision. Once these impurities are removed we will understand the true meaning of SAMARPAN – Raslila…the Eternal Bliss.

It is always Shree Radha and Krishna together or simply Shree Radhakrishna. Radha exists with Shree Krushna; not without Shree Krushna. Radha represents the individual soul and Shree Krushna the universal soul. On a lower level, we say the individual soul merges with the universal soul.

In fact, Radha on seeing Shree Krushna realizes that there is nothing called the individual soul and that she is Shree Krushna.The love of Shree Radha and Shree Krushna has been immortalized in verses by many poets of yesteryear and the unparalleled love continues to inspire many.

Radha and Krishna were celestial beings and their love was eternal. Whether they were married or not, their love made them united for ever.

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