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6 years ago  ::  May 27, 2011 - 6:11PM #11
RevDorris
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'of those who do, how many will care to know whether or not they know the one?'


Maybe no One

With love,

Rev Dorris
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6 years ago  ::  Jun 05, 2011 - 10:24AM #12
ToltecLogic
Posts: 178

Reminds me of a movie called 'The Matrix'


'being the one', Oh, there it is, I said it,


or rather in this movie the oracle program


said this as if there could be only one, like


the One Ring that rules them all? I don't know,


seems just a bit ostentatious to contemplate


or let alone believe, the point being Knowing


the One is most likely a natural process of


being, something about or to do with this


thing we call freedom so often talked about or


brandished about like some badge of honor


for so many things mistaken to be bigger


than we are, causes and crises all bought


and paid for by our industrial military


complex... No it is something more


I suspect.


 


 


 


 


Yet to bring forth excellence should we not first


empty oursleves in all humility before the wise?


Clarity that arises from within inner openness


this generous good fortune of richness


of yeilding and nonstriving spontaniety


in the body of the creative in accord with


true reason steadfast in rectitude


to be certain there is no error


in firmness or flexibility


where emptiness and fullness correspond


spiritual illumination arising of itself...


using this cultural fire for incubation


 


 


 


 


 

Restoration of the celestial
within the temporal is the return
of basic nature to natural innocence
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6 years ago  ::  Jun 08, 2011 - 8:50AM #13
ToltecLogic
Posts: 178

In the way of centered balance, which is also


the path of spiritual alchemy, "we take two


times eight ounces of the polar energies and


congeal them into an embryo; it requires that


the great and small be undamaged, and both


realms be complete. If yang energy is to strong


and yin energy too weak, then yin and yang


are not in harmony and you lose the path of


continured renewal... Practioners of the Tao


who promote yang too much, who do not know


when enough is enough, who can be great but


not small, suffer damage to their spiritual house."


 


However, "When practioners of the Tao reach


the point of greatness capable of smallness, this


is already the joining of yin and yang: One should


not be too yielding any more, because if yielding


is excessive it will damage firmness, and the great


path will be impossible to complete..." Otherwise,


"When one is weak by nature and also dwelling


in an inferior position, weakness is excessive...


not presuming to go ahead of others... presump-


tousness vanishes, and there is no fault of


excessive greatness..." Therefore, "Within excess


of the great there is still a way of not going to far;


it lies in people skillfully combining yin and yang


so that they end up in proper balance..." This is


being, in all ways, impartial and not onesided.


 


The Taoist I Ching


 


"If one is enlightened enough to clarify


what is true, then one can decide


what is right...


If one's strength is consummate yet


one is able to understand, then one


will not be hasty, but decisive...


If one is completely honest, and enjoys


oneself content in what duty commands,


then one can be blameless..."


However, "If one is unhappy with one's 


situation then one will be irritable and


hasty, and will fall frustrated into


misfortune...  When people in distress,


realizing nothing can be done, simply act


on whims without self-examination, they


are certainly not among those who rest


in what justice commands."


 


Cheng Yi


 


 

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