Monday, April 13, 2015

Acceptance & Insight - Not One, Not Two

     "Do you wish to free yourself of mental and emotional knots
and become one with the Tao? If so, there are two paths available to you:
     The first is the path of acceptance. Affirm everyone and everything. Freely extend your goodwill and virtue in every direction, regardless of circumstances. Embrace all things as part of the Harmonious Oneness, and then you will begin to perceive it.
     The second path is that of denial. Recognize that everything you see and think is a falsehood, an illusion, a veil over the truth. Peel all the veils away, and you will arrive at the Oneness.
     Though the paths are entirely different, they will deliver you to the same place: Spontaneous awareness of the great Oneness. Once you arrive there, remember: it isn't necessary to struggle to maintain unity with it. All you have to do is participate in it."

Hua Hu Ching: The Unknown Teachings of Lao Tzu (Trans. Brian Walker)

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