Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Tao Te Ching

Came across this site:

I have lot of Tao Te Ching collection by different authors. But whenever i read it feels like new. Tao is actually the real essence, yet unfelt. Always there, yet missing. One of the favourite is this:

Under Heaven all can see beauty as beauty only because there is ugliness.
All can know good as good only because there is evil.
Therefore having and not having arise together.
Difficult and easy complement each other.
Long and short contrast with each other;
High and low rest upon each other;
Voice and sound harmonise each other;
Front and back follow one another.
Therefore the sage goes about doing nothing, teaching no talking.
The ten thousand things rise and fall without cease, creating, yet not possessing, working, yet not taking credit, work is done, then forgotten.
Therefore it lasts for ever.

Truely, difficult exist because of easy. And light becuase of darkness. And therefore the wise empties himself and remain event to all good and bad. As is truely referered in the hindu mythologies by the word "Sam". The wise remains wise in pain and pleasure and never succembs to them. If it is pleaure, he never lefts himself be drifted in it and if it is pain, he never lets it move him. By not letting himself identified with both good and bad, he realizes that he is above and beyond. Though he tastes the good and bad, but those tastes come from the body or the mind and never from him. Then what is he? He is the Tao. Rather the Tao is him.

I think I should be elaborating more on this thing called "Sam". Much undervalued word than it is. It is the way of living, a method, a meditation and a complete Tao way.


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