mystery of mysteries revisited

At this time we are experiencing a tremendous influx of information, much of which is contradictory and most is deeply disquieting. I am posting two of the classical translations of Verse One of the Tao Te Ching with the suggestion to contemplate the reconciliation of the opposites.

Be safe and remember to breathe and smile!

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Woman-mountaintop-silence

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hsüan chih yu hsüan

(xuan zhi you xuan)

mystery of mysteries

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Lao Tzu – Tao Te Ching Verse One (several translations)

These two things spirit and matter, so different in nature, have the same origin. This unity of origin is the mystery of mysteries, but it is the gateway to spirituality.

(Translated by Dwight Goddard – 1919) Continue reading