Daoism Spirituality It is always interesting to explore different beliefs, philosophies and religions to find commonality. It seems especially important today with our world turned upside down. The Chinese word Tao or Dao is used in an attempt to identify, by name, that nameless Infinite Energy, a Divine Intelligence beyond our understanding. The energy makes…
“Know thyself” (“Temet Nosce”) The ancient Greek aphorism “Know thyself” is one of the Delphic maxims,(though we find similar teachings going back to ancient Egypt and Asia) the first of three, inscribed on a column in the pronaos (forecourt) of the Temple of Apollo at Delphi (Greece). It’s given as “Nosce te ipsum” or…
Spiritual Lesson of the COVID-19 by Elquanah (re-blogged) https://elquanah.com/2020/03/27/spiritual-lesson-of-the-covid-19/#comments There are many lessons that can be taken from COVID-19 pandemic, but perhaps the first and foremost is the lesson of love. Love is the greatest and most powerful emotion; difficult to understand, much less describe. Perhaps it can be explained as divine energy radiating in…
Why scurry about looking for the truth?
It vibrates in every thing and every not-thing,
right off the tip of your nose. Can you be still and see it
in the mountain? the pine tree? yourself?
Be careful what you water your dreams with. Water them
with worry and fear and you will produce weeds that choke
the life from your dream
“Open yourself to heaven and earth and be like the forces of nature.”
The EGO is the image we have of ourselves, body-mind self, our social mask, the face we put on for the world.
Simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.
The Tao abides in non-action,
Yet nothing is left undone.
The five colors blind the eye.
The five tones deafen the ear.
The five flavours dull the taste.
Look, it cannot be seen – it is beyond form.
Listen, it cannot be heard – it is beyond sound.
If you open yourself to insight
you are at one with insight
and you can use it completely.