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Endless, endless Tao...

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The whole thing is just a fifteen minute talk, but one feels like he is writing War and Peace.

Tao is a discipline that transforms us, transforms our environment, and benefits all those around us. But nothing could had been possible without the efforts made by our Founding Teachers. It so happened that many years ago in China, political and religious persecution matched a time when our Founding Teachers were trying to propagate and cultivate Tao. People were not allowed to congregate or walk the streets in sizeable groups.
Our Teachers had to sacrifice a great deal of their personal lives, and detach themselves from material possessions in order to completely devote their efforts to the Mission. Moreover, most of their personal wealth was donated to finance the distribution of literature, travel, and other expenses. We cannot rise to Heaven hauling a heavy load. These actions of our Teachers remind us of Christ Teaching's in the following biblical passage:

'No one can serve two masters. He will hate the first master and love the second, or he will be devoted to the first and despise the second. You cannot serve God and wealth.?

So it followed that our Teachers, after devoutly surrendering to the Mission, suffered great need and poverty. These acts of total surrender and detachment from worldly comforts are not easily assumed. Only those who have internally realized, the dire needs of a guidance deprived society, could be capable of such acts of devotion.

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updated MAY 13, 2009
posted by 00b83c38

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That is totally correct my brother. The Buddha and Jesus are always walking by our side. The purpose of Tao is to awaken the Buddha within and to break the shackles that imprison us this material illusion. I think that once we have found our affinity with the Divinity, (Jesus, Buddha, Krishna, etc.) we are able to see beyond the forms and the names, and realize that we are all the same because we all came from the same Source.

updated MAY 13, 2009
posted by 00b83c38
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I think I saw your edited (or was it unedited) version at:
http://www.spanishdict.com/answers/show/8970/#47405
A question for you

What if you and I were walking together in a serene garden and Buddha and Jesus were walking at our sides'?

Some images are, in the words of Shakespeare 'devoutly to be wished for'.

It is no surprise to me that our two paragons are like minded.

updated MAY 13, 2009
posted by Moe
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Thanks Moe, I think you have found your affinity to the Buddha LOL I have included the entire edited version. I think I'm beginning to catch up with the shorter sentence style a bit. Were you surprised to see Jesus in the writings? We have a lot more of Jesus to come. Thanks so much for your help, I really appreciated.

updated MAY 13, 2009
posted by 00b83c38
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woajiaorobert

It's me again. I hope you can decipher my intended suggestions.
I have "greyed" those words or punctuation of yours that I suggest can be safely deleted.
I have "bolded" any words or punctuation that I added or changed.

Here is my edited document:

Tao is a discipline that transforms us, transforms our environment, and benefits all those around us. But nothing could had would have been possible without the efforts made by our Founding Teachers.

It so happened that m Many years ago in China, political and religious persecution matched was occurring at the same time as time when our Founding Teachers were trying to propagate and cultivate Tao. People were not allowed to congregate or walk the streets in sizeable groups.

Our Teachers had to sacrifice a great deal of their personal lives**, and** . They had to detach themselves from material possessions in order to completely devote their efforts to the Mission. Moreover, most of their personal wealth was donated to finance the distribution of literature, travel, and other expenses. We cannot rise to Heaven hauling a heavy load. These actions of our Teachers remind us of Christ's Teaching's in the following biblical passage:

'No one can serve two masters. He will hate the first master and love the second, or he will be devoted to the first and despise the second. You cannot serve God and wealth.?

So it followed that our Teachers, after devoutly surrendering to the Mission, suffered great need and poverty. These acts of total surrender and detachment from worldly comforts are not easily assumed achieved. Only those who have internally realized, the dire needs of a guidance deprived society, ** could be** are capable of such acts of devotion.

updated MAY 13, 2009
posted by Moe
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