Tao Tuesdays: Chapter 16

I got this great photo at www.hetemeel.com!

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 16

Attain the highest emptiness.

Maintain constant tranquility.

We observe the Ten Thousand Things
pulse in unity
and return to the void.

All things bloom luxuriously
and each returns again
to its source.

Returning to source
is the supreme stillness.

This is known as the return to destiny,
the natural pattern of things.

Returning to destiny
means to be constant.

Understanding constancy
is known as realization.

Not understanding this constancy
leads to disaster.

To be all-encompassing
means being impartial.

Being impartial is your highest nobility,
The true nobility of Heaven.

Natural divinity is Tao.
Tao is everlasting.

When you lose your sense of self,
you are as immortal as the Tao.

Read the essay on Chapter 16

If you haven’t participated yet, why not join us next week? We will be looking at Chapter 17 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.

 

 

4 Comments

  1. Amy, again, thanks for coming up with the idea of Tao Tuesdays. I have posted a few thoughts (and vacation photos at http://ralstoncreekreview.com/chapter-16-like-a-song/
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  2. Hi Amy, a great peiece to share whichs describes meditation bueatifully.
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