For every act of evil, there is an act of beauty. You Can't Change the World, Only Your Attitude Towards It.

Religion

Taoism is a religion, I am not a Taoist, or religions. Tao is a concept for that which is outside of knowing, it is the whole, undivided even by description, so any attempt to order is against its very nature. Pointing is all we have, poetic pointing only understood correctly by those on the path.

A recent run in with some Christians, who were not fully Christian but obviously carrying enough baggage to fight in its name, was a wonderful learning experience. One particular point was where I was told that some element of what we were talking about was;

"What separates man from beast"

only today sitting by the lake and watching nature at play with itself did I realise that "What separates man from beast" is man's idea that he is separate!

Religion, as we are shown by anyone who is religions, is self defeating. Once you have a structure you have a boundary, such as Rome building a wall around itself was when it opened itself to defeat.

While we are likely to carry values in life, they must be open to adaptation. That is nature at play and we are that.

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Tao Wow | Daily Cup of Tao

1 comment:

Leon Basin said...

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