what is the difference in learning about taoism
and learning about the tao?
or learning tao
John Or…just beingVicki Each person interpretes for herself.Lee The written Tao is an expression of the Tao that can’t be told. We and the universe are a living expression of the eternal Tao. When we follow the Buddha-Dharma we are able to connect, live with and realise this simple living truth.Jerry Hill “surrender” is not exactly the right word, nor is donate. bequeath implies death and we exist in eternity… “to make a gift of” in the sense of the oath of kwan yin….. perhaps the word lao tzu uses: “serve”/////post and comment thread from the facebook page tao and zen community forum
“There are neither one nor many Buddhas. You can’t say there is only one, as there are limitless Buddhas, yet you can’t say there are many, as their essence is a single ground- emptiness and compassion abiding like space.
Thus, do not grasp at singularity or multiplicity. Whatever appear are empty of self nature, like a rainbow in the sky. They lack inherent existence, as they are compounds and thus impermanent.
The nature of mind of all beings always remains like space; it is uncompounded. While their bodies appear diversely, the mind of all beings has the same essence.
There is only one such thing called “mind,” just as there is only one such thing called “water,” although water manifests in different ways–as oceans, rivers, rain, drops, etc.
If everyone were to practice OM AH HUNG, their mindfulness would have the same essence without the slightest difference in quality or size.”
~ Garchen Rinpoche