The Great Tao and the Wisdom of Five World Religions 大道與五
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►Poem ---- Spiritual Truth
►Relationship between The Great Tao and You
►Reasons For The Wide Propagation of The Great Tao Today ： •♣The Great Tao •♣The Dao is omnipresent .
Ⅰ、Consequences Brought By The Misuse of Mentality
Ⅱ、Establishment of Religions
Ⅲ、Saving A Drowning World of People With The Truth
Ⅳ、 Cataclysm of The Three Divisional Periods
Ⅴ、A Utopian World-An Aspiration of Sage Confucius '' Model Teacher of All Ages ''
►The Importance of Acknowledging (O r Receiving) The Great Tao ：
Ⅰ、 Equilibrium of Tranquility And Motion of Mind
Ⅱ、The World Beyond Death
Ⅲ、The Four Polluted Elements of The Mind And Their Influence Upon Man's Character .
Ⅴ、 Examples of Man's Efficient Incitement of Nature
►The Brotherhood of Man
►Poem ---- Unity
►Quotable Code of Well-Personalities.
INTRODUCTION ： ( 內容介紹 )
▓ 《 THE GREAT TAO 》
♣• Truth id the Path to heaven above He who finds It right now on earth Eludes all sufferings of rebirth
♣• Grace to our Father, Creator of all Releasing the Way to save our fall Every man with faith in mind And repentance sincere will surely find There a place so purely divine
♣• Thus fulfilling a greatest wish At last a treasure we must not miss Of Eternal Bliss !
▓ 《 The Dao is omnipresent 》
♣• To achieve an Ultimate Goal of universal and perpetual peace, it is thus every man's responsibility to manifest his vastly virtuous inborn five great religions namely : Taoism, Coufucianism, Buddhism, Christianity and Islam. In so doing can man co-ordinate God's divine purpose of presenting man the dominion-ship over all His other crea- tions.( 萬物之靈)
♣• However, the majority of the world's population, lacking spiritual apprehension, rather choose to lay down their lives for the price of material interests and comfort. Owing to confliction misconceptions of an ideal livelihood, men consequently ensnare themselves in constant living fear as well as enmity against one another. Thenceforth, how can a world of people who in reality bear the similarity of spiritual value, hope to pursue a positive and full development of Universal Harmony?
▓ Even though generations after generations have lapsed yet these
♣• aged old religions still prevail strongly in the hearts of innumerous believers. What attribute to their immense foundation ? The practical reason is, these current Faiths though their names may vary, are es- sentially from the same vital Principle Source which is more commonly known as the Universal Law of Truth or the Great Tao . This funda- mental Truth is confirmed on nearly every page of the Scriptures.
♣• The five great philosophers Lao-Tsze, Confucius, Buddha, Jesus Christ and Muhammad, having attained Enlightenment after a long and unbending quest for spiritual root, illuminate the world from further moral deterioration with their discourses. Although these five great spiritual teachers lived in different eras and their teaching methods one another because they are based upon the time of their existing circumstances, they are in fact contributing a share to the dissemin- ation of the Universal Truth or Great Tao.
▓ 《 Sage Lao-Tsze : 》
♣• According to the discourses of Lao-Tsze, the Tao which is boundless, space-less and undiminished by time runs on its own natural course. It is not being regulated by any material force. Tao exists prior to the existence of heaven and earth and is the Benefactor of all universal creations.
♣• Lao-Tsze said : "The Tao that can be trodden is not the enduring and unchanging Tao. The name that can be named is not the enduring and unchanging name. Conceived of as having no name, it is the Originator of heaven and earth ; conceived of as having a name, it is the Mother of all things."
♣• When man began to slide from his virtuous root, Lao-Tsze will himself to propagate the factual fact of man's genuine life. To divert himself from the natural purity way of life and indulged excessively instead to his selfish gain, man would inevitably bring himself a string of misfortunes. Therefore the 'good' and 'ill' fate of man, is his own motivation.
♣• Lao-Tsze said : "There is no guilt greater than to sanction ambition ; no calamity gre- ater than to be discontented with one's lot ; no fault greater than the wish to be getting. Therefore the sufficiency of contentment is an enduring and unchanging sufficiency."
▓ Sage Confucius :
♣• Confucius, born in an era of disorder from 551 B.C. to 479 B.C. the worst being the 'Spring and Autumn period' (772 B.C.~ 481 B.C.), had no specific dogmas of his own neither had he set up any organ- isation.
♣• When the feudal system of the Zhou Dynasty came to an end all states became self-governed, and in their desire to establish infl- uence, the larger states en-powered the weaker states, bringing disunity and schism.
♣• Hence, the degeneration of humanity became a common sight. In an attempt to restore humanity among the dukes, nobles and commoners, Confucius educated them emphatically on benevolence. The unique quality of human conduct which could be preserved and realized by man.
♣• Confucius said : " Benevolence is the characteristic element of humanity." And : " The duties of universal obligation are five, and the virtues where with they are practiced are three. The duties are those between sovereign and minister, between father and son, between husband and wife, between elder brother and younger, and those belonging to the intercourse of friends. Those five are the duties of universal obligation. Wisdom, magnanimity and energy, these three, are the virtues universally binding. And the means by which they carry the duties into practice is singleness." • From the above quotations it is distinctly clear that the teachings of Confucius who is reverently known as the "Model Teacher of All Ages ", is also very applicable to our modern society of today.
▓ Lord Buddha :
♣• Buddha who was of noble birth was born in the sixth century B.C. at Kapilavatthu, surrounded by all pleasures a life of luxury could bring. Having encountered in subsequent the sufferings of birth, aging, sickness and death as well as realizing that all material comforts are but a passing fancy, decided to will himself for the Path of Liberation.
♣• Upon Enlightenment, Buddha perceived all sufferings of man were pertained both through sensual craving and obsession with sex. To deliver man from all forms of suffering, Buddha emphasized widely on compassionate love and purity of mind. His first discourse was the Four Noble Truths :
Ⅰ、The Noble Truth of Suffering
Ⅱ、The Noble Truth of the Origin of suffering
Ⅲ、The Noble Truth of the Extinction of suffering
Ⅳ、The Noble Truth of the Path that leads to the Extinction of suffering.
♣• Thus Buddha said : "Not only he fact of suffering do I teach, but also the deliverance from it." "Our hearts shall be unwavering, no evil word will we send forth, but compassionate of others' welfare will we abide, of kindly heart without resentment : and that man who thus speaks will we suffuse will thoughts accompanied by love, and so abide : and , making that our standpoint , we will suffuse the whole world with loving thoughts, far-reaching, wide-spreading, boundless, free from hate, free from ill- will, and so abide." And : " All phenomena are like A dream, an illusion, a bubble and a shadow, Like dew and lightning. Thus should you meditate upon them."◎ 我要購買這本書 ►►►► 立即訂購
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