b Tao Te Ching - Dao ~ Tao #2 - Polarity
Return to Home Page
 


Book of Tao
#1 Labels
#2 Polarity
#3 Politics
#4 Limitless
#5 Impartial
#6 Creation
#7 Eternal
#8 Water
#9 Extremes
#10 Nurture
#11 Space
#12 Intuition
#13 Fortune
#14 Intangible
#15 Profound
#16 Cycles
#17 Government
#18 Decadence
#19 Distinctions
#20 Different
#21 The Way
#22 Yielding
#23 Nature
#24 Excess
#25 Before
#26 Centered
#27 Compassion
#28 Receive
#29 Moderation
#30 Warning
#31 Weapons
#32 Flowing
#33 Within
#34 Embracing
#35 Vision
#36 Correlation
#37 Effortless

Book of Teh
#38 Power
#39 Unity
#40 Circles
#41 Wisdom
#42 Evolution
#43 Nonaction
#44 Endure
#45 Standards
#46 Materialism
#47 Inside
#48 Mastery
#49 Unconditional
#50 Actuaries
#51 Virtue
#52 Light
#53 Humility
#54 Cultivation
#55 Harmony
#56 primal identity
#57 less is MORE
#58 Governance
#59 Moderation
#60 Cooking
#61 Service
#62 Forgiven
#63 Success
#64 Consciousness
#65 Education
#66 Position
#67 - 3 Treasures
#68 Non-Aggression
#69 Strategy
#70 Practice
#71 Knowledge
#72 Confidence
#73 Courage
#74 Death Penalty
#75 Slippery Slope
#76 Life
#77 Balance
#78 Overcoming
#79 Solutions
#80 i-Deal Nation
#81 Unlimited Supply

Go back to last page go to the next page


Tao #2 / Polarity
Ф

Beauty is known throughout the world
defined through contrast like Chiaro Scuro
shadows are defined by light
black is known through white

actions are determined as good
by comparison with acts of evil
stability is well understood
when confronted with upheaval

Composing a symphony of life
we use polarity
the enslaved distinguish the free
loud tones differ from soft tones
long notes delineate short notes
congruent voices lift in harmony
antithesis to clashing dissonance

moments within time
are long or short
vacations defined
by days of work

Front implies back
first implies last
we adjudicate the above from the below
high is determined by the low

this is easy and that was hard
this is here and that is far
perfect complexion
versus pitted and scarred

metric or standard
before or after
pain and sadness
pleasure and laughter

all these things observed and thus defined
necessary polarities or constructs of the mind?

Therefore the Wise find ways
to relate without words
unattached to outcomes
the Sage does not assert

titles or authority
but steadily maintains
an attitude of gratitude
thus freed one lays no claim

to merit or credit
seeing no need to possess it
like the Tao simply letting it be
the result being eternity

Just as real love being unconditional
and unconditioned lasts forever

& Tao #2 audio



What can this teach us?


What is Chiaro Scuro?

Why is comparison important to human thinking?

How does comparative thinking compare with divine thinking? Is there a difference?

What New Thought concept is being explored here?

What does this teach us to do with our thinking?

What is a construct of the mind?

Why does a wise person know how to relate without words?

What is an example of relating without words?

Why does a true Sage not assert titles?

 

 

 
Go back to last page go to the next page

 
Thanks to everyonge who sent in images. Copyright belongs to respective parties or
Copyright © 2003, 2008 DivineTao.com & A. di Sodre All Rights Reserved