posted on Jan, 25 2011 @ 04:06 PM
I recently came across an interesting parallel between the Philosophy of Christ and that of Lao Tzu.
For those who may be unaware Lao Tzu was an Asian Philosopher during the 6th Century B.C.
Many are familiar with the famous Parable of the Sower Matthew 13:3-8:
Mat 13:3 And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow;
Mat 13:4 And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up:
Mat 13:5 Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of
Mat 13:6 And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away.
Mat 13:7 And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them:
Mat 13:8 But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some
It seems that Lao Tzu wrote a simplified version of the same Parable:
Tao Teh Ching 41:1-2
When the highest type of men hear Tao they diligently practice it.
When the average type of men hear Tao, they half believe in it.
When the lowest type of men hear Tao, they laugh heartily at it.
In the Biblical version of this parable, Seed
is a metaphor for the Wisdom of God
or the Dialectic of Christ. Lao Tzu defines Tao
simply as, A path or way of virtuous conduct.
The correlations between the two versions have been color coded to emphasize the same or similar
I found this very interesting and thought i would share it for discussion or dissection. I conclude that the purest or highest reasoning has always
been here [Earth] it just changes outward form.
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