"Success is as dangerous as failure.

Hope is as hollow as fear.

What does it mean, that

success is as dangerous as failure?

Whether you go up the ladder

or down it, your position is shaky.

When you stand

with your two feet on the ground,

you will always keep your balance.

What does it mean, that

hope is as hollow as fear?

Hope and fear are both phantoms

that arise from thinking of the self.

When we don't see the self as self,

what do we have to fear?

See the world as yourself.

Have faith in the way things are.

Love the world as yourself;

then you can care for all things"

~ Lao Tzu

Views: 90

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

“Last night I lost the world, and gained the universe.”
C. JoyBell C.

"The Tao is infinite, eternal.

Why is it eternal?

It was never born,

thus it can never die.

Why is it infinite?

It has no desires for itself;

thus, it is present for all things."

~ Lao Tzu

I have the feeling I need to stop overthinking everything.

I know that feeling and get that feeling often Linda.

"The Valley Spirit never dies
It is named the Mysterious Female.
And the doorway of the Mysterious Female
Is the base from which Heaven and Earth sprang.
It is there within us all the while.
Draw upon it as you will, it never runs dry."
 Tao Te Ching, Chapter VI, Translated by Arthur Waley

 

"The Tao is called the Great Mother
empty yet inexhaustible,
it gives birth to infinite worlds.

It is always present within you.
You can use it any way you want. 
-  Translated by Stephen Mitchell, Chapter 6

"The life-force of the valley never dies--
This is called the dark female.
The gateway of the dark female--
This is called the root of the world.
Wispy and delicate, it only seems to be there,
Yet its productivity is bottomless."
-   Dao De Jing, #6, Translated by Roger T. Ames and David L. Hall  

the process of transformation through internal alchemy, or the return to the Tao.  The empty circle at the bottom is the Mysterious Gate [Mysterious Entrance] or the Valley Spirit.  Gate means "opening," and Valley referes to "Emptiness" or "Void."  On the physical level the Valley Spirit lies in the Life Gate (ming-men) on the spinal column (an area on the spine between the kidneys).  The ming-men controls movement of generative energy in the lower tan-t'ien (the area near the navel).  On the spiritual level, the Valley Spirit is consciousness emptied of sensations, emotions, and thoughts.

"Cultivating Stillness:  A Taoist Manual for Transforming Body and Mind, p. xvii
     Translated by Eva Wong, 1992.  

"The spirit of the valley – a powerful symbol of the female principle – is eternal. It has always been there and will always be. We can call it the mystical female, or the sacred feminine.  The sacred feminine is the universal source of life. Therefore, the doorway to the essence of the mystical female is what we can call the root, origin, or genesis of the entire world. This essence – life itself – is a continuous flow. We tend to take it for granted and not pay attention to it, but it is always there. And it does not matter how much it is utilized – the power of life is literally inexhaustible."
-   Derek Lin, Tao Te Ching, p. 12.

http://www.egreenway.com/taichichuan/vstccs2.htm

RSS

Have questions?

Need help? Visit our Support Group for help from our friendly Admins and members!

Have you?

Become a Member
Invited Your Friends
Made new Friends
Read/ Written a Blog
Joined/ Created a Group
Read/ Posted a Discussion
Checked out the Chat
Looked at/Posted Videos
Made a donation this month
Followed us on Twitter
Followed us on Facebook

Donations

Please consider a donation to help with our continued growth and site costs

Connect

Visit The Temple
on Facebook:

....

Blog Posts

Iblis & Jinn

Posted by Quingu on March 22, 2019 at 3:52pm 0 Comments

The Pleiadian Agenda (Aryan Logic)

Posted by Quingu on March 20, 2019 at 1:00pm 4 Comments

How to write english essay pt3 example

Posted by Amy on March 19, 2019 at 4:00am 0 Comments

Effective Collective

Posted by SL on March 18, 2019 at 1:22pm 1 Comment

Descendent of War

Posted by Quingu on March 13, 2019 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

KING BA(EL)

Posted by Quingu on March 12, 2019 at 2:30pm 0 Comments

Posted by Priestess Maighread Birdsong on March 12, 2019 at 1:18pm 0 Comments

All things

Posted by SL on March 12, 2019 at 6:00am 0 Comments

THE PERFECT STORM

Posted by Sky a.k.a. JD Aeon on March 11, 2019 at 7:13pm 1 Comment

Soul art

Posted by SL on March 9, 2019 at 12:00pm 1 Comment

The Flows...

Posted by SL on March 8, 2019 at 10:10am 5 Comments

Even if ...

Posted by SL on March 7, 2019 at 3:30pm 2 Comments

The Winter Triangle

Posted by Quingu on March 6, 2019 at 7:30am 0 Comments

Wolfenstein

Posted by Quingu on March 6, 2019 at 6:09am 0 Comments

Orion High Tide (The Innuendos)

Posted by Quingu on March 5, 2019 at 3:30pm 0 Comments

High Sciences

Posted by Quingu on March 3, 2019 at 9:43am 0 Comments

Eternal flame

Posted by Lilly on February 28, 2019 at 2:19pm 0 Comments

Chronos (EL) Saturn

Posted by Quingu on February 24, 2019 at 11:00am 3 Comments

MARCH AWARENESS

Image result for march causes and awareness month

Image result for march causes and awareness month

Image result for march causes and awareness month

Image result for march causes and awareness month

Image result for march causes and awareness month

Image result for march causes and awareness month

Image result for march causes and awareness month

Image result for march causes and awareness month

Image result for march causes and awareness month

Image result for march causes and awareness month

Image result for march causes and awareness month

Image result for march awareness month

Image result for march awareness month

© 2019   Created by Bryan   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service