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Understanding the Taoist Concept of Virtue

 

 

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Q. Lewis, I have been exploring Taoism and the Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu. He often refers to the concept of pf Taoist virtue. What does this mean?

A. The Tao te Ching, one of the great classics of Chinese philosophy is 81 short poems about living your best life through wisdom. I actually wrote a meta-analysis of the book from Mandarin into English (it took me 40 years to complete). Here is my take on the concept of virtue from entry #49.

 

 

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in many translations of the Tao te Ching. This can be very confusing for the serious student. This is because in the Western sense because many of the early translators of the Tao te Ching were Christian Missionaries.

This is why so many translations of the Tao te Ching speak of Virtue (Latin: virtus) as moral excellence. Here virtue is a trait or quality that is deemed to be morally good and thus is valued as a foundation of principle and good moral being. Personal virtues are characteristics valued as promoting collective and individual greatness. In other words, it is a behavior that shows high moral standards. Doing what is right and avoiding what is wrong. The opposite of virtue is vice, another example of this notion is merit in Asian traditions, and in religious Taoism.

 

The four classic cardinal virtues in Christianity are temperance, prudence, courage (or fortitude), and justice. Christianity derives the three theological virtues of faith, hope and love (charity) from 1 Corinthians 13. Together these make up the seven virtues. Buddhism’s four Brahmavihara (“Divine States”) can be regarded as virtues in the European sense

Ultimately the Sage is virtuous because they know Te, the pure essence of Tao as it exists veiled in human consciousness by anger, greed, lust, vanity, attachment, and ego.  It is often difficult for a common person to understand the ways of the teacher of profound wisdom. This is because the Sage has little concern for their own physical or mental comfort, and they have few habits of doing things just for the sake of doing things. They live simple lives based on detachment and true need.

 

They are also extremely altruistic, often giving up some simple pleasure due to their great compassion and empathy, so they may  serve the needs of others.

 

Those of profound wisdom have no fixed state of mind.

They live harmoniously and humbly in the world.

Knowing the needs of others,

they can create rapport with them,

merging the heart with the world.

 

These sages have no interest in mental gymnastics and can change a decision or a path of action on moment’s notice if the situation demands it.

 

Those of profound wisdom have minds filled with nothing.

This exhibits an appearance of indecision

while keeping the mind in a state of indifference.

Those of profound wisdom can see the best in everyone…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Sage is seldom critical of others, knowing that everyone, even the best among us will have personal challenges. Instead, the Sage focuses on the light and positive potential in each person rather than the darkness.

 

If a person seeks to give up the unnecessary struggle in their life they will quickly recognize that the teacher of profound wisdom can assist them in many ways to do so.

…and the conventional people are drawn to fix their eyes and ears

on such a person.

Those of profound wisdom smooth out the rough edges

of the conventional people, 

rendering them innocent.

 

The teacher of profound wisdom can do all this because they understand Tao and are completely aware of Te which resides in them.

 

 Thus through the Te goodness is realized.

 

 

 

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Many of us mistakenly believe that prayer means asking God for “stuff”. Others wonder if prayer is something that only people in organized religion can do?

The truth is that anyone can pray, even agnostics, and atheists! What I need you to understand is that there are sacred things in the world, and it is Prayer – an invocation or specific act that can activate a rapport with that which is sacred, that can transform your life. Prayer brings us deliberate communication with the divine.

Prayer is like a pebble thrown into a sacred pond where the ripple effect of that act can open the door to untold miracles There are many different forms of prayer. One thing that is required, no matter how one chooses to pray, is intention.

 

What I am presenting to you here is a very special, sacred 4-Sentence Prayer that may change your life. This prayer, presented through the 7 Day Prayer Miracle can guide you in focusing your intention, and attention on the beloved Archangel Michael – a healing angel, who you can choose to be a protector against the forces of darkness and evil in your life.

 

Michael is mentioned in sacred texts of all types including the Hebrew Bible (the Old Testament), The Christian Bible, and the Koran.

 

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More about The 7 Day Prayer Miracle.

The 7 Day Prayer Miracle can be incorporated into a daily “thought life”, in which one is in constant communication with a god or some sacred quality. Some people pray throughout all that is happening during the day and seek guidance as the day progresses.  Through the 7 Day Prayer Miracle people have experienced audible, physical, or mental epiphanies. It is as if the divine spirit or an angle is blowing grace onto you.

 

 

 

Many of us pray spontaneously and may do so at any time, and yet how we apply and focus our prayers can make a great difference in our lives.

 

 

 

This is not some new age, pseudo-spiritual, or culty mumbo jumbo. Scientific studies regarding the use of prayer have concentrated on its effect on the healing of sick or injured people.

 

 

For some folks, all of the many ideas related to praying and angels can be quite confusing and overwhelming.

 

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