Tao Tuesdays: Chapter 25

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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 25

There is a primeval force
that existed before Heaven,
Before Earth was born.

Tranquil.  Formless.

Standing alone yet never changing –
It permeates everything
and never nears its end.
It could thereby be considered
the Mother of the world.

I do not know its name –
I call it Tao.

For lack of a better word,
I would call it Great.

Being great, it is far-reaching.
Being far-reaching, it goes very far.
Going far, it must return.

Thus, Tao is great.
Heaven is great.
Earth is great.
Womankind is also great.

In the Universe, there are four great ones
And Womankind is one of them.

Woman follows Earth.
Earth follows Heaven.
Heaven follow Tao.

And Tao follows itself, back to its beginning.

Read the essay on Chapter 25

 

If you haven’t participated yet, why not join us next week? We will be looking at Chapter 26 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.

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