The ‘Tao Te Ching’- (The Book of the Way)

Hello all,

I been doing alot of research into one of the oldest timeless books of wisdom, written 2500 BC by Lao Tzu – (Translated to mean, Old Man)  This book is timeless, because I feel it’s one of the great books of wisdom that still applies today in our times.

The Tao Te Ching -(Translated to mean ‘The book of the Way’)
When I first read a few verses, I felt a bit overwhelmed, as I felt each verse is written in such a way, that you really have to ponder what’s being said to gain true understanding of the wisdom.  There are 81 verses in the Tao Te Ching all pointing to a way of living by going with the natural flow of life, back to nature, or rather the flow of nature or the source.   But already naming it Is a big mistake!  The first few words in the Tao is;

” The Tao that can be told
is not the eternal Tao.
The name that can be named 
is not the eternal name.”

So the words I use, are just teaching words, but in really time the Tao can’t be named. Some people call it ‘Source’ or ‘flow’ ‘spirit’ ‘God’ etc……   But there is no name for this living force, it just is!

The more research I do on the Tao, the more everything falls into place, maybe that’s how it supposed to happen, the Tao also tells us to live life by ‘letting go’ ‘without effort’ ‘without attachment’……   Living the Tao is to live life by letting go, trusting in things will fall into place, Nature does this every single day.  The leaves fall from the trees in autumn /fall, plants start to grow in the spring and so on, it’s just the natural law.

Lao Tzu talks about Water and how the rivers all flow to the great ocean, so be like water stay even and level and everything will flow to you at the right time and right place in your life.

 

Yin and Yang:

Everybody some time in their life have come across the Yin and Yang symbol,

The symbols represents that everything contains its opposite, If you push to hard at something, you will get the opposite, Both Polars contain or complement each other, that’s why there’s a little circle of Yin in Yang and vice versa.  The outside of the circle is the universe while both polars work together within it, interconnecting with each other.

 

Verse 76 struck a chord with me, Learning about being flexible rather than rigid, has made one big difference in my life, I used to protect my beliefs, not letting anyone in, I was taught to stick by your beliefs no matter what, but Lao Tzu is talking about here, is to be flexible and open to new opinions, so if someone disagrees with you,  don’t be rigid in your stance be open to new possibilities, but attached to nothing, that’s how we learn and live wisely with piece of mind.

Lao Tzu explains how nature  and the natural law prevails.  A flexible mind open to everything attached to nothing, rather than rigid thought, being gentle and soft is the way of the Tao.

 Verse 76 of the Tao Te Ching

A man is born gentle and weak.
At his death he is hard and stiff.
Green plants are tender and filled with sap.
At their death they are withered and dry.

Therefore the stiff and unbending is the disciple of death.
The gentle and yielding is the disciple of life.

Thus an army without flexibility never wins a battle.
A tree that is unbending is easily broken.

The hard and strong will fall.
The soft and weak will overcome.

 

56th Verse of the Tao Te Ching Living by Silent Knowing

Those who know do not talk. Those who talk do not know. Block all the passages!
Close your mouth, cordon off your senses, blunt your sharpness, untie your knots,
soften your glare, settle your dust.
This is primal union or the secret embrace.
One who knows this secret is not moved by attachment or aversion,
swayed by profit or loss, nor touched by honor or disgrace.
He is far beyond the cares of men yet comes to hold the dearest place in their hearts. This, therefore, is the highest state of man.

 

The whole book is filled with beautiful verses filled with wisdom, I really enjoyed Dr Wayne Dyer’s interpretation of the Tao Te Ching via his audiobook ‘Change your thoughts, change your life’

You can listen to this book on Youtube, It comes in each verse of the Tao, with Dr Dyer’s interpretation of what Lao Tzu is saying. Link below….. I encourage you all to give it a listen, It might just change your life.
Thank you all for reading, Lance

 

 

 

 

 

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What is Zen?

Hi all,
These short video’s by Hyon Gak Sunim, explains what is Zen.  Although Zen is an experience to be experienced by a person, I feel Hyon Gak Sunim encapsulates true meaning of what Zen is.
“What am I ?” when we truly ask ourselves this…….. And turn the view inwards, thinking gets cut off, that ‘void’ before thinking arises again is our true self (Zen)……. Beautiful!

 

CE-5 Protocols for ET Contact.

Hi all,

I am going to share this experience I had three days ago with you all.

I have been familiarising myself with CE-5 Protocols introduced by DR Steven Greer, CE-5 stands the shortened version of Close encounters of the 5th kind (Initiated contact) by us, There are loads of videos on youtube etc about the protocols on how to initiate contact with the Extra Terrestrials.

 

For the past week, I had been trying to initiate peaceful contact in day time, using Robert Bingham’s method, of looking to the sky and telepathic invite the ET to come to my location and show themselves to me in the sky, I have been doing this for 8 days and still ongoing, but for now, I haven’t had any sightings to report, I’ll keep you posted if I do.

 

During my research, I came across Dr steven Greer’s method of CE-5 protocols, Dr Greer, introduced these protocols approximate 20 years ago, he is also the founder of CSETI.

Anyway, I watched a few videos from people that had tried this method of contact and it had worked for them, so I prepared myself that I was going to try it on a clear night sky (Recommended by the protocols)

I used my mobile phone to play the meditation video with Dr greers voice with soothing background music on it and sat down out my garden and let myself go while listening to the mediation video.  I felt very relaxed and peaceful, and  I projected telepathically   love and respect for our star visitors friends.  I felt we are all one with the universe, and that their could hear my thoughts of love and respect for all things.

After the video finished playing DR Greer voice, they still continued with the peaceful soothing music for a while. (One of the Protocols, is that you can do this in a group or by one self, and Dr Greer often use a laser light pen tool, to signal to them for them to make contact back)

So As the music was playing, and I looked up at the night star light sky, I then looking towards one spot in the sky, I couldn’t see any light or star, but I thought I would try and use my mobile phone to make a signal using the light from it.  So I signaled a few times, in the spot of night sky where I was looking, when suddenly! A Big bright light from the same spot of the sky lit up and dimed and then a smaller light up accompanied with a small streak of light. There was no sound, in fact the whole experience felt rather silent and smooth, it was mesmerizing!! And I felt blessed, as if they were acknowledging me, that’s what it felt like.

Session 2:

Tonight at 10.40pm, I went through the protocols once again by Meditating, this time I waited a bit longer, more like 10/15 minutes, before I seen any sightings, I seen three planes pass by, but then an orb like star that was moving to quick to be a satellite and when I signalled to the orb in the night sky, It flashed two big flash back and then disappeared.

 

I must say, I was rather surprised to have had experienced what I have so far, but to sum it up, what a beautiful experience it has been so far, I will continue the CE-5 protocols on clear night skies and as I learn more, and hopefully experience more, and find my own custom way from start to finish of a Contact session, by tweaking some bits of the protocols to go with what feels good to me and what works…I will share this with you.

All sounds a bit far fetched????    Believe me or not! But it’s true,  there are hundreds of people having the same experiences all around the world with this, and similar contact methods………..

But For now my friends! Thank you for reading and the meditation video that I followed is below, many thanks and take care, Lance.

 

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Hyon Gak Sunim (A Korean Zen Modern day Monk)

Hello all, Here is two great video’s of Hyon Gak Sunim (a Korean Zen Buddhism, Modern Monk)

He is a great teacher.  I Love his way of teaching, I find he put’s Zen’s teachers/Meaning, in a way that people can understand……. The first video is an interview with him and the second is a day in a life with him.

Interview with Hyon Gak Sunim.

“In this program, Dennis Wholey has a conversation about Buddhism with Hyon Gak Sunim, guiding teacher of the Seoul International Zen Center at Hwa Gye Sah Temple in Seoul, South Korea. Topics of discussion include the principle of nowness; the meaning of dukkha; the Four Noble Truths and the Noble Eightfold Path; Buddhist resonances with the teachings of Jesus and Socrates; the Buddhist temple experience; how Hyon Gak Sunim, raised a Roman Catholic in America, came to Buddhism; and the popularity of Buddhism in the 21st century. The program also goes inside the Center’s temple to illustrate aspects of Buddhist worship.” (27 minutes)

 

“Mirror Of Zen”

 

 

“Zen’s ancient teachings seem a mystery to many. But actually, Zen is very simple: Zen means attaining my true self — “What am I?” In this revolutionary film by acclaimed filmmaker Christine Schmitthenner, we see a Western Zen monk in his daily activities in the world: chanting, meditating, preparing breakfast, riding public transport, meeting with friends, even shaving his head — from moment to moment, not attached to conceptual thinking, everything is Zen, which just means everything is “moment.” The subject of this unusual film, Hyon Gak Sunim, allowed filmmakers to follow his daily living and teaching activities for a week as he met with students and organized his daily activities. Sunim is widely recognized as one of the most influential Zen monks in modern Korean Buddhist history, a graduate of Yale and Harvard who entered the monastic life in 1992 and has done over 20 years of intensive Zen training in the ancient Zen temples of Korea. His enlightenment was certified (“inka”) in a public ceremony in 2001 by his teacher, the legendary Zen Master Seung Sahn (1927-2004). Now based in the West, he wanders the world, teaching wherever invited.”