Originally posted by 3NL1GHT3N3D1
reply to post by EnochWasRight
I can't understand how us becoming "unsinful" has nothing to do with our efforts. Are you saying that no matter how hard we try, we will never not be
sinners? Even if the world turned to love and all wars stopped and everyone loved one another, we would still be sinners?
Seems kind of unfair don't you think?
Confucius said, "I hear and I forget. I see and I learn. I do and I understand."
The Tao De Ching
To yield is to preserve the whole.
To be misjudged is to be straightened.
To be hollow is to be filled.
To be battered is to be renewed.
To be in need is to possess.
To be abundant is to be confused.
Therefore, the saint embraces the “Oneness” as a standard for the world.
The wise one is not prejudiced, hence he is enlightened.
The wise one is not self-opinioned, hence he is outstanding.
The wise one does not boast of himself, hence he shall receive the credit.
The wise one does not praise his own deeds, hence can long endure.
Because the wise one does not conflict with others and therefore the world cannot contend
It is not true as the ancients say, “To yield is to preserve the whole?”
Thus the “Oneness” will be honored to him.
What is union with God? Atonement (AT ONE MENT). Be one with God and God will not contend with you. Find a lesser case and you see the greater
case. Look at the opposites above. One completes the other. An empty cup desires to be filled. A wife completes the husband. The Father's
strength completes the weakness of the household. Who is to be master, that's all. God is already at the top and simply holds the world together
while we find our way back home.
Gospel of Philip
When the pearl is cast down into the mud, it becomes greatly despised, nor if it is anointed with balsam oil will it become more precious. But it
always has value in the eyes of its owner. Compare the Sons of God: wherever they may be, they still have value in the eyes of their Father.
You can perceive this wilderness in terms of harsh environment. Or, you can float, trust and enjoy the water you are given. Water puts out fire.
The same sun that melts wax hardens clay. Water keeps the clay malleable. Pride hardens the clay and puts on a facade; a painted surface of
Read this thread: Glass and Ceramic Jars both hold Water
"Therefore, the saint embraces the “Oneness” as a standard for the world. "
Find the standard, then rise to it. This is the point. When you can do it yourself, fairness is not an issue. Simply float, trust and enjoy. Hope
comes from faith.
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