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So I suspect (but don't know) that the human form is nothing more than a vessel for the divine to experience all that can be experienced. aka To know thyself. Perhaps we are something equatable to neuron in a brain the size of the universe. [...]
I will have to wait until you read more chapters of Tao te Ching to find out. The suspense is killing me!
In its original form, Taoism is not a religion. Gods and the afterlife are vague, almost non-existent. It is all about here and now: how to live a pleasant life, without causing unnecessary commotion or distress.
Tao, the Way, is a kind of natural law behind all of creation. The one who can harmonize with it is sure to find bliss.
Taoist Philosphy and Religion
originally posted by: glend
a reply to: iammrhappy86
To tell you the truth iammrhappy86, I was only able to enter the void of nothingness after preparing to die. So having substance moreso than nothingness, doesn't light my candle. I guess I cannot be dissapointed, either way!
In the Hindu upanishads, the sheaths which cover the soul (Atman) are called koshas. They are veils that hide our true nature. I am guessing that your method is to unravel those sheaths. I personally dont think I have the brain power to introspect myself in such a way.
added.. I should have added that upanishads also state that when all the sheaths are removed what remains is emptiness. That emptiness meaning being void of any self. Which reminds me of christian saying "The Father and Son are one".
I am just happy to adopt kindness. Come what may.
It does not bring about a kind heart.
If it is said that Christ is without Sin, and that the Anti-Christ stands opposite him, can we not surmise then that He who opposes Him is the root of all Sin of Mankind?