Monthly Archives: January 2016

230116 BLOK / T.T.

230116 BLOK / T.T.
from THE RUBAIYAT, BY OMAR KHAYYAM
“Ah, make the most of what we yet may spend,
Before we too into the dust descend;
Dust to dust and under dust to lie,
Sans wine, sans song, sans singer, and sans end!”
Omar-baby, way back then, all about duality (ego consciousness)!
It’s ‘knot’ the end when we ‘shed the body,’ but the beginning of something much GREATER!  This ego life (Duality) is just an opportunity to realize such (most don’t)
Throw off the material (which goes) for the Spiritual (which stays)!
Tantric Taoism

150116 BLOK / T.T.

150116 BLOK / T.T.

Anna,
Taoism is easy to understand… It’s very simple…
Look at the yin-yang symbol YINyang:Tao symbol.
In the dark part (female) there’s a white dot, and in the white part (male), a black dot.
This simply means that in every thing perceived one way, there’s a little bit of the opposite in it, (generally overlooked).  For example, in everything you perceive as ‘bad,’ there’s some ‘good,’ and vice versa.
As part of his Analytical Psychology, Jung used the terms animus (for the female) and anima (for the male).   That, there are male characteristics in every woman and there are female characteristics in every male.   C.G. Jung, one of my intellectual mentors, had studied Taoism.
If you add the concept of enantiodromia (opposites attract) to Taoism you can understand what creates the vibration, nee the cycles in Duality (ego reality).
The ‘trick’ is to get beyond this while you still have a body, and this involves getting control of the ego (the ‘I’).
By adding the Tantra to Taoism, we have suggested a Way… www.tantrictaoism.org
H.
P.S. Lao Zi’s TAO TE CHING is maybe the beginning of Taoist philosophy (although some debate this).  This small booklet, translated into most all languages, is some 81 short chapters of pithy wisdom.  The first chapter, in English, reads:  THE TAO YOU CALL THE TAO IS NOT THE TAO!  But, much of it has to do with government (how to).  For example, in one of the chapters (I forget which.) Lao Zi wrote:  ‘A GREAT NATION SHOULD GOVERN, as you would cook a small fish!’
Another famous Taoist master, Chuang Tzu (correct spelling of family name, ‘Zi’), wrote something I oft quote:  “I do not know whether I am a man dreaming I am a butterfly, or whether I am a butterfly dreaming I am a man.”
Finally, of course, if you put TAOISM into Google search, which I just did you get this:
“Taoism (pronounced, ‘Daoism’) is a philosophical, ethical or religious tradition of Chinese origin that emphasizes living in harmony with the Tao (you can equate TAO with GOD). Yet, the term Tao means ‘way,’ ‘path.’ or ‘principle’.”

14a0116 BLOK nee T.T.

14a0116 BLOK nee T.T.
The entire idea of winning and losing is wrong!
The entire idea of victory and defeat is wrong!
The idea of having and not giving is wrong!
The idea of profit at the expense of people is wrong!
The idea of evil and good is wrong!
The idea of extremes is wrong!
Duality (enantiodromia) is what creates the vibration nee the cycles!
The idea is to get beyond, where,
The winning is in the losing,
The victory is the defeat,
The having is in the giving,
The profit is in putting people first!
Good is in evil, and vice versa!
Get control of the ego and become divine!
Tantric Taoism
H.

080116 BlOK / T.T.

080116 BlOK / T.T.

Tantra (from www.dictionary.com)
[tuhn-truh, tan-]

noun
1.
(italics) Hinduism. any of several books of esoteric doctrine regarding rituals, disciplines, meditation, etc., composed in the form of dialogues between Shiva and his Shakti; Agama.
2.
Also called Tantrism

[tuhn-triz-uh m, tan-] (Show IPA). the philosophy or doctrine of these books, regarding the changing, visible world as the creative dance or play of the Divine Mother and regarding enlightenment as the realization of the essential oneness of one’s self and of the visible world with Shiva-Shakti, the Godhead: influential in some schools of Mahayana Buddhism, especially in Tibet.
Origin of Tantra

Contemporary Examples:

•    The musician Sting, a longtime yogi and advocate of Tantra, once claimed he and his wife had “seven hours of sex every night”. 
Are Yogasms Real? Lizzie Crocker September 27, 2011
•    In Tantra, like in the movie, spiritual union isn’t just between man and woman. 
The Tantric Sex in Avatar Asra Q. Nomani March 3, 2010
•    In Tantra, the goddess Shakti is the primordial deity, her name coming from the Sanskrit word shak, meaning “power.” 
The Tantric Sex in Avatar Asra Q. Nomani March 3, 2010
•    One of the key ingredients of Tantra is the discovery of atman, or true self. 
The Tantric Sex in Avatar Asra Q. Nomani March 3, 2010
•    In Tantra, the seventh chakra is the crown chakra, the sahasrara chakra, located at the top of the head. 
The Tantric Sex in Avatar Asra Q. Nomani March 3, 2010
Historical Examples:

•    As this was to travel into Japan and be hailed as purest Buddhism, let us note how this tenth century Tantra system grew up. 
The Religions of Japan William Elliot Griffis
•    The original meaning of Tantra as applied to literary compositions is a simplified manual. 
Hinduism And Buddhism, Volume II. (of 3) Charles Eliot
•    As already indicated European usage makes the words Tantra, Tantrism and tantric refer to the worship of goddesses. 
Hinduism And Buddhism, Volume II. (of 3) Charles Eliot
•    See for some notices of these works A. Avalon’s various publications about Tantra. 
Hinduism And Buddhism, Volume II. (of 3) Charles Eliot
•    Alberuni seems not to have known of this literature and a Tantra for him is merely a minor treatise on astronomy. 
Hinduism And Buddhism, Volume II. (of 3) Charles Eliot

British Dictionary definitions for Tantra

Tantra
/ˈtæntrə; ˈtʌn-/
noun
1.
(Hinduism, Buddhism) the sacred books of Tantrism, written between the 7th and 17th centuries ad, mainly in the form of a dialogue between Siva and his wife
Word Origin
C18: from Sanskrit: warp, hence underlying principle, from tanoti he we weave