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originally posted by: Lucid Lunacy
Considering your avatar you might have already read it... I would suggest the Daodejing / Tao Te Ching. I think this is a good candidate for deeper meaning. Worthy of reflection. I would say I found it more profound than any reading of The Bible or Quran. YMMV.
The tao that can be told
is not the eternal Tao
The name that can be named
is not the eternal Name.
The unnamable is the eternally real.
Naming is the origin
of all particular things.
Free from desire, you realize the mystery.
Caught in desire, you see only the manifestations.
Yet mystery and manifestations
arise from the same source.
This source is called darkness.
Darkness within darkness.
The gateway to all understanding.
10 And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?
11 He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.
12 For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath.
13 Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.
originally posted by: Bleeeeep
What Jesus said that day has been in effect since the beginning of mankind - that, although people see, they do not, and they do not understand - they do not see meaning or purpose - they do not see the Spirit.
St. Francis of Assisi — 'What we are looking for is what is looking.'
Lexicon :: Strong's H3068 - Yĕhovah
Part of Speech
proper noun with reference to deity
Root Word (Etymology)
From הָיָה (H1961)
TWOT Reference: 484a
Outline of Biblical Usage
Jehovah = "the existing One"
the proper name of the one true God
unpronounced except with the vowel pointings of 0136
Because of that, We decreed upon the Children of Israel that whoever kills a soul unless for a soul or for corruption [done] in the land - it is as if he had slain mankind entirely. And whoever saves one - it is as if he had saved mankind entirely. And our messengers had certainly come to them with clear proofs. Then indeed many of them, [even] after that, throughout the land, were transgressors.
originally posted by: TheJourney
Scriptures like the bible and the Quran tend to be less apparently profound, but what I am suggesting is that there is deep and profound meaning in these texts as well, but it comes through 'reading deeply,' rather than being stated so explicitly as say with the tao te ching.