Tao Tuesdays: Chapter 14

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Who needs Taco Tuesdays when you can have Tao Tuesdays?

I am sure that Einstein would have really loved this…

Here is How it Works

I will post a chapter of the Tao Te Ching each Tuesday.  (My version – you can see all of the chapters on my List of Chapters page if you want to work ahead!) I will put a Mr. Linky entry form with it so that you can write your OWN commentary to the chapter on your own blog and then come back here after you post and add your link! Simple! (Please add the DIRECT link to your post about that particular chapter to make it easy for our readers!)

I am so excited to read what you wrote! It has been so fun for me to work with this material and I really got the depth when I started writing about it. It is my wish that you will find the same! (Plus some extra traffic to your blog!)

Don’t worry if you miss a week. Don’t worry if you just join us now and again. It is totally open. You can even go back to a previous chapter and post there. I will add each Tao Tuesday entry post to the List of Chapters page so you can read the other entries as you are reviewing all of the chapters.

We are all sages.

Chapter 14

When you look but cannot see,
you call it invisible.

When you listen but cannot hear,
you call it inaudible.

When you touch but cannot feel,
you call it formless.

These things cannot be known
and so are blended into one.

The top is not light,
The bottom is not dark.

Infinitely infinite – it cannot be named.
Returning again to that which has no existance,
A form without form, suddenly indistinct.

Facing it, you will not see its face.
Following it, you will not see its back.

Stay with the Timeless Tao –
In order to master the here and now.

Understanding the Primal Origin –
This is the tradition of Tao.

Read essay on Chapter 14

 

If you haven’t participated yet, why not join us next week? We will be looking at Chapter 15 next week. Or, you can always start at the beginning and do the earlier ones. They are all linked up on the List of All Chapters page so they do get looked at later on by people stopping by.

 

7 Comments

  1. This is amazing. Yesterday, I heard myself tell my daughter “It is there but you can’t see it” when she learned a science experiment about air. I so wanted to say “just like God” but I didn’t because we were in a public restroom. 🙂 I know there is so much of the Universe we are not seeing or understanding but yet it is felt inside.
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  2. Hi Amy, its reminds me of a saying from the bible “Those who have eyes will see and those with ears will hear. So much of what is amazing in our world is invisible to the naked eye but it is there nonetheless. Thats where faith comes in and those extra sensory senses. Great post, enjoyed it, thanks for sharing.
    Athena Brady recently posted…Broken, chapter threeMy Profile

    • The Bible has a tremendous amount of wisdom in it, naturally! 🙂 I was just thinking the other day that I think I want to read all of the major religious texts and compare notes.

  3. I agree with Naomi, that there is so much of the Universe that we don’t see or understand but feel it inside of us. I believe that for most of us we numb our senses so we don’t get to hear, see, touch, feel etc. as clearly as we could if only we weren’t so afraid of the unknown, the unseen mysteries. Wouldn’t that be incredibly awesome if we could simply allow ourselves to drop all the illusions that we have created in and around our world making it all seem like that is our reality… allowing us to truly fall into this greater expansion of the Universe and all that it has to offer us.
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  4. I do have thoughts posted on Chapters 14, 15 and 16. I am a little late linking to your site.
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