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August 14th, 2012

From The Tao Te Ching

The reason I have great misfortune
Is that I have the self
If I have no self
What misfortune do I have?

     Translated by Derek Lin
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Toward the One « Mirabai Starr

Sikhism, an intermingling of the pure monotheism of Islam with the devotional expression of Hinduism, is a peaceful path, grounded in a balance between hard work and joyful praise. Any Jew, Christian or Muslim who bothers to look into the face of Sikhism will find the face of the God of Love looking back. The same is true for any of the world’s religious and spiritual traditions. Wherever human beings gather and reach out to the Divine Mystery, in song and in silence, in supplication and in thanksgiving, within the walls of a temple or in the vast sacred spaces of the wilderness, we are touching the One, and affirming the the absolute unity of being. -- Mirabai Starr
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I am reading an English version of the Tao Te Ching that i have not encountered before now.Collapse )
....The greatest misfortune is the self
....What does "the greatest misfortune is the self" mean?
The reason I have great misfortune
Is that I have the self
If I have no self
What misfortune do I have?

So one who values the self as the world
Can be given the world
One who loves the self as the world
Can be entrusted with the world


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