Tao's White Period

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...and so continues the talk...

According to Tao we now live in the White period of
human existence. This is the phase before all life in the physical plane disappears. The previous stages since the beginning of
humankind are identified as, the Green and Red periods.
But by petition of our Holy Teachers, Our Divine Mother La-Mu has granted us some extra time before the end of this era.
She has descended the Great Tao to the Earth, in order to save the stranded souls that are still here. To avoid the death of the righteous along with the unrighteous. At the beginning of the White period there weren't too many Teachers initiated in the mandate of a Heavenly Decree to propagate Tao. (A Heavenly Decree is the authority that our Divine Mother La-Mu has transmitted to Maitreya Buddha, who is in charge of this earthly sphere, to pass down to our Holy Teacher Ji-Gong Buddha and Bodhisattva Yue-Hue, in order to delegate Tao Transmitting Masters {Dian-Chuan-Shi} around the earth.) Therefore at that time, the people who would want to receive Tao would have to travel great distances in order to find a Tao Transmitting Master and receive Tao'this is the reason why we used to call it Tao Acquisition, because in order to acquire it, our ancestors had to ask and search for it, whereas today because of our Divine Mother La-Mu's great compassion, we are able to receive Tao without having to totally abstain from the obligations of the secular world, as was the case in the past. 'He who seeks finds, but the Light must be given to the ones that ask for it.'

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updated SEP 27, 2009
posted by 00b83c38

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Some observations on this post in the forum.

She has descended the Great Tao to the Earth, in order to save the stranded souls that are still here.

Generally, as I have understood it, Tao ranks ahead of La-Mu in the order of things. (Forgive this somewhat 'organizationl chart? view of ranking and ordering). If I'm correct, then La Mu may have 'called upon Tao to return to the earth'. Alternately, Tao may have descended to the earth at the request (or prayer/ or call) of La Mu. In English, one entity does not 'descend? another entity. And, delete the comma between 'Earth? and 'in order.? No punctuation is required there.

(A Heavenly Decree is the authority that our Divine Mother La-Mu has transmitted to Maitreya Buddha, who is in charge of this earthly sphere, to pass down to our Holy Teacher Ji-Gong Buddha and Bodhisattva Yue-Hue, in order to delegate Tao Transmitting Masters {Dian-Chuan-Shi} around the earth.)

This is an awkward sentence. Please consider re-writing it. Perhaps in this way:

(Maitreya Buddha is in charge of this earthly sphere. Ji-Gong Budha and Bodhisattva Yue Hue are holy teachers. Dian-Chuan-Shi is a (the') Tao transmiting master. Our Divine Mother La-Mu issued a Heavenly decree asking that Maitreya-Buddha, through Ji-Gong Buddha and Bodhisattva Yue Hue, should delegate Dian-Chuan-Shi to go around the earth in a search for righteous souls.)

The sentence is awkward enough in your original that what I have suggested is my best understanding of it. If I have misunderstood, correct it as necessary, but please re-work the sentence.

Therefore at that time, the people who would want to receive Tao would have to travel great distances in order to find a Tao Transmitting Master and receive Tao'this is the reason why we used to call it Tao Acquisition, because in order to acquire it, our ancestors had to ask and search for it, whereas today because of our Divine Mother La-Mu's great compassion, we are able to receive Tao without having to totally abstain from the obligations of the secular world, as was the case in the past.

My personal guideline for sentence length is that if I try to read it aloud and run out of breath before reaching the end of it, it is too too long. I ran out of breath twice here. Consider this:

At that time, people wanting to receive Tao had to travel great distances to find a Tao Transmitting Master and receive Tao. This process used to be called Tao Acquisition. In order to acquire it, our ancestors had to inquire about it and to seek until they found it. Today, because of Divine Mother La-Mu's compassion and Heavenly Decree, we may receive Tao more easily. We don't have to completely withdraw from our secular obligations to go in search of Tao.

Best regards,
Moe

updated SEP 27, 2009
posted by Moe
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Thanks Moe: I was having a hard time trying to put into words all these processes. I did it already with your help. But the way you structured it now it sounds much more organized and easier to understand. Like Billy Crystal would say: "You are marvelous." Thanks a lot Moe I really appreciate your help. I'm going to use this version.

updated MAY 19, 2009
posted by 00b83c38
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woajiaorobert.

I've done a major re-structuring of your most recent entry. I've had in mind that this is a difficult piece (for me) to understand. I thought that trying to follow a sort of problem solving model might bring it into better focus (for me). The model I had in mind was:
- Identify the problem
- consider alternative solutions to the problem
- decide on a course of action
- implement a plan of action
there is more to such a plan, but under the circumstances, those are points enough. I hope the re-structuring I've done follows that model without destroying any of your original content. I hope I have only re-ordered your content. As a retired accountant, I think mine is an analytical mind that tends to stick closely to a structured plan for analysis. This is so whether in number, facts or written works. As always, mine is only one suggestion. Others, including you, may feel I have not really added anything to the understanding of what you are trying to convey to your audience (listener/reader).

According to Tao there are three stages that mankind must experience. They are referred to as the Green, Red and White periods. We now live in the White period of human existence. At the end of this White period all life in the physical plane will disappear.

Because the world will end, Our Divine Mother La-Mu was concerned that potentially righteous souls would be stranded together with unrighteous souls. Our Divine Mother's view was that 'He who seeks finds, but the Light must be given to those who ask for it.? To be fair and equitable, it was necessary to give those potentially righteous souls an opportunity to save themselves.

To solve this dilemma, by petition of our Holy Teachers, Our Divine Mother La-Mu granted us an extension of time before this White era ends. She descended the Great Tao to the Earth in order to save the stranded righteous souls that are still here. At the beginning of the White period there weren't too many Teachers initiated on the mandate of a Heavenly Decree to propagate Tao. A Heavenly Decree is the authority that our Divine Mother La-Mu has transmitted to Maitreya Buddha. Maitreya Buddha is in charge of the earthly sphere during this final White period. He, in turn, delegated our Holy Teacher Ji-Gong Buddha, and Bodhisattva Yue-Hue, to allocate Tao Transmitting Masters (Dian-Chuan-Shi) around the earth.

In the former time, before Mother La-Mu's intervention, people wanting to receive Tao had to travel great distances in order to find a Tao Transmitting Master and receive Tao. In that former time this process was referred to as Tao Acquisition. In order to acquire Tao, our ancestors had to inquire about it and to seek until they found it. Today, because of Divine Mother La-Mu's compassion and Teachers? Virtues we may receive Tao more easily. We don't have to completely withdraw from our secular obligations to go in search of Tao.

Best regards to you,
Moe

updated MAY 19, 2009
posted by Moe
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According to Tao we now live in the White period of
human existence. This is the phase before all life in the physical plane disappears. The previous stages since the beginning of
humankind are identified as, the Green and Red periods.
But by petition of our Holy Teachers, Our Divine Mother La-Mu has granted us some extra time before the end of this era.
She has descended the Great Tao to the Earth in order to save the stranded souls that are still here. To avoid the death of the righteous together with the unrighteous. At the beginning of the White period there weren't too many Teachers initiated on the mandate of a Heavenly Decree to propagate Tao.
(The Heavenly Decree is the authority that our Divine Mother La-Mu has transmitted to Maitreya Buddha. Maitreya Buddha is in charge of the earthly sphere during this final White period. He has in turn delegated our Holy Teacher Ji-Gong Buddha and Bodhisattva Yue-Hue, to allocate Tao Transmitting Masters {Dian-Chuan-Shi} around the earth.) Therefore at that time, the people wanting to receive Tao had to travel great distances in order to find a Tao Transmitting Master and receive Tao? This process has inherited the name of Tao Acquisition. In order to acquire it, our ancestors had to inquire about it and to seek until they found it. Today, because of Divine Mother La-Mu's compassion and Teachers? Virtues we may receive Tao more easily. We don't have to completely withdraw from our secular obligations to go in search of Tao. 'He who seeks finds, but the Light must be given to those who ask for it.'

updated MAY 15, 2009
posted by 00b83c38
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Hi Moe: Thanks for your corrections...I know I have to work on that sentence...It's kind of hard to put all those names together and explain their missions and hierarchy, all at the same time...I'll fix it. Dien Chuan Shi is a Tao transmitting Master...I'm taking a lot of things for granted when I write because I know the person that's going to read it and translate it to Chinese already knows what I'm talking about...thanks again.

updated MAY 15, 2009
posted by 00b83c38
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Robert, if you don't mind me asking...what is Tao? Is it buddhism? If you don't want to get in to this, no worries...you don't have to answer this post..I am just curious.

I've been writing a lot about Tao here at the forum. I prepare talks and support material for the Spanish and English speaking congregation in our Temple in Queens NY...Moe is the only one who has been helping to proofread the English Versions. The Spanish versions the other guys have helped me with. Tao evolved in China. You can say it is a part of Buddhism if you like, but it is actually the other way around. You can read the other threads if you want to understand it more. I am actually preparing right now the segment that explains a little bit what Tao is. Maybe tomorrow I'll post it. If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask me or post any comments at any of the threads. I'm not interested in converting people to any particular religion, so that you know.

updated MAY 14, 2009
posted by 00b83c38
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Robert, if you don't mind me asking...what is Tao? Is it buddhism? If you don't want to get in to this, no worries...you don't have to answer this post..I am just curious.

updated MAY 14, 2009
posted by Yolii