The Path to Peace

“The Tao never does anything, yet through it all things are done.  If powerful men and women could center themselves in it, the whole world would be transformed, by itself, in its natural rhythms.  People would be content with their simple every day lives,  and harmony, and free of desire.  When there is no desire, all things are at peace.”

Tao te Ching verse 37

Translation by Stephen Mitchell

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The Mysterious Feminine

The spirit that never dies
Is called the mysterious feminine.
Although she becomes the whole universe,
Her immaculate purity is never lost.
Although she assumes countless forms,
Her true identity remains intact.

The gateway to the mysterious female
Is called the root of creation.

Listen to her voice,
Hear it echo through creation.
Without fail, she reveals her presence.
Without fail, she brings us to our own perfection.
Although it is invisible, it endures;
It will never end.

Tao te Ching verse 6
Translation by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

How to Live Forever

Heaven is eternal – the earth endures.
Why do heaven and earth last forever?
They do not live for themselves only.
This is the secret of their durability.

For this reason the sage puts himself last
And so ends up ahead.
He stays a witness to life,
So he endures.

Serve the needs of others,
And all your own needs will be fulfilled.
Through selfless action, fulfillment is attained.

Tao te Ching verse 7
Translation by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

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What is Consciousness?

That which cannot be seen is called invisible
That which cannot be heard is called inaudible
That which cannot be held is called intangible
These three cannot be defined;
Therefore, they are merged as one.

Each of these three is subtle for description.
By intuition you can see it,
Hear it,
And feel it.
Then the unseen,
Unheard,
And untouched
Are present as one.

Tao te Ching verse 14
Translation by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

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Eternity

“There was something formless and perfect
before the universe was born.
It is serene. Empty.
Solitary. Unchanging.
Infinite. Eternally present.
It is the mother of the universe.
For lack of a better name,
I call it the Tao.”

Tao Te Ching verse 25
Translation by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer