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The only things worth anything at all are what we contribute to the Source — when we die. Accomplishments, endeavors that only aggrandize the personal ego are ultimately worthless! Both Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) and Kurt Vonnegut knew this, wrote about it.
Yes, Shakespeare is still remembered for his wit and wisdom, 400+ years later. The Jesus Story lives, but to survive requires humanity.
Human beings are subject to three deaths. The first, when we lose material form (death). The second when everyone that knew us loses theirs. The final death, the third, is when humanity succumbs, and is no more, extinct!
So what suffices as a contribution to the Tao? All accomplishments and endeavors not done for the personal ego! Thus, we must endeavor to evolve to the point of understanding this, this state of consciousness. How? By subduing , getting control of the personal ego.
Tantric Taoism offers a way, but choose your own, whatever works for you.
We are, in fact, Divine Consciousness, in material form. We only have to realize the Godness in us to make the greatest contribution of our lives (when we die).
We were given material form to realize the Nature of Being!