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11/01/2016 Leave a comment
The Holy Qur’an in verse 22:67 provides immense food for thought, especially relevant in our time of rampant sectarianism and increasing animosity between people who ally themselves to different religious traditions.
The verse indicates that all religions are from God, which means there must be a Divine Wisdom and Blessing in the diversity faith and spirituality takes in our Human Family. Surely then, this is not something to condemn as the closed minded do; rather this is a blessing from God, perhaps a phenomenon we should learn more about and reflect upon…
06/10/2014 Leave a comment
Tao produces unity; unity produces duality; duality produces trinity; trinity produces all things. All things bear the negative principle (yin) and embrace the positive principle (yang). Immaterial vitality, the third principle (chi), makes them harmonious.
Those things which are detested by the common people, namely to be called orphans, inferiors, and unworthies, are the very things kings and lords take for titles. There are some things which it is a gain to lose, and a loss to gain.
I am teaching the same things which are taught by others. But the strong and aggressive: ones do not obtain a natural death (i.e., self-confident teachers do not succeed). I alone expound the basis of the doctrine of the Tao.
~ Tao Te Ching, Chapter 42
(Dwight Goddard and Henri Borel, , via sacred-texts.com)