The Magicians of the Orient

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The Tao, the middle way, is the way without problems and without conflict. The serpent path is the only way by which we can find our instinct and the instinctive way has no problems and no conflicts. Conflicts and problems all belong to the conscious which discriminates. So it is a great release when we find our instinct..~Carl Jung, C.G. Jung, ETH, Page .226

Is the truth in the orient? Instinctively it seems to be. Although the truth can be anywhere, even in the stars or even within us. We might just be honest to ourselves! There are a lot of reasons to think so, the newest Jean Raffa’s contribution has deeply touched me ( https://jeanbenedictraffa.com/2021/03/02/reviews-of-two-books-with-heart/ ), and I was overwhelmed as I read it. One of these two books is known worthy to us (The Shepherd’s Daughter, by Deborah Gregory http://www.theliberatedsheep.com/). And the other one is Heart of a Sufi, by http://Rahima Milburn, Ashen Venema http://Ashen Venema (I think we know Ashen well), Zohra Sharp, and both books are about the love and the wisdom of its curing. And also, I must not forget to remind the latest book by Jean Raffa: The Soul’s Twins, http://The Soul’s Twins , highly recommended.

Yes! I am from Orient and, even if I was grown up free, with a touch of western culture, I have kept all the acknowledgement of their wisdom in my heart. It is always interesting how the genius in the West is fascinated by the wisdom of the East. Like Dr Jung, and as I avouch myself as a Jungian and have happily been obliged to these adorable Ladies as friends.

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When the highest type of people hear Tao (Truth), they diligently practice it. When the average type of people hear Tao, they half believe in it. When the lowest type of people hear Tao, they laugh at it. If they did not laugh, it would not be Tao.

Here is a magnificent poem by Tao Tzu which I’d like to share with you, enjoy 🙏🤗💖

“Man follows the earth. The earth follows the sky. The sky follows the tao. The tao follows what is natural. ”~ Lao Tzu

By SearchingTheMeaningOfLife

photo by DesPin

TWENTY-FIVE
Something formed enigmatically, Born before heaven and earth.
In the silence and the vacuum,
It stands alone unchanged,
Always moving here.
Maybe she is the mother of myriad things.
I do not know its name.
Let’s call it tao.
Not finding a better description, I say great.

Being great, it rolls.
Roll away.
He walks away, he comes back.

That is why “the tao is great”
The sky is great “
The earth is great; the
lord is also great”.
These are the four great forces of the universe,

Man follows the earth.
The earth follows the sky.
The sky follows the tao.
The tao follows what is natural.

[Notes from the book “Tao Te Qing” by Lao Tzu]

by SearchingTheMeaningOfLife

In case anyone missed it: (The Tao Te Ching, along with the Zhuangzi, is a fundamental text for both philosophical and religious Taoism. It also strongly influenced other schools of Chinese philosophy and religion, including LegalismConfucianism, and Buddhism, which was largely interpreted through the use of Taoist words and concepts when it was originally introduced to China. Many artists, including poets, painters, calligraphers, and gardeners, have used the Tao Te Ching as a source of inspiration. Its influence has spread widely outside East Asia and it is among the most translated works in world literature.)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tao_Te_Ching

10 thoughts on “The Magicians of the Orient

  1. Wow!

    This is truly generous and kind-hearted of you Aladin! Thank you so much for promoting Jeanie’s latest post, my new book and poetry website. You’ve literally made my weekend!

    “Nietzsche once said that before the path can be followed, one must first have found the lantern.”

    Well, there’s only one lamp I can think of today and it is yours my dear friend. Thank you so much for holding it high so that others may see!

    Great quote by Jung and the poem is magnificent too! Again, thank you for sharing. Okay, back to scribbling away in my notebook.

    Whatever you’re doing this weekend, hope it goes well!

    Love and light, Deborah.

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    • I have just let my heart speak, my lovely wise friend. I am very happy to have so much wisdom around me, thanks to my Anima. And I am very grateful if I could light your way. It reminded me of a quote by Zarathustra or Zoroaster: I do not draw a sword to fight the darkness but light a candle. Send you my love and blessing.

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  2. Elaine Mansfield

    Wonderful. I first met Lao Tzu as a college student in 1965 and he opened new spiritual possibility for me. I didn’t know how much I needed his wisdom, so it was an unexpected gift–the kind that encourages us to look deeper. I already love the writers you introduce, and I have Jeanie and Deborah’s books, but not Ashen’s. I’ll order it.

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  3. Dear Elaine, your kind words always accompany me and are encouraging. I know that Jeanie and Deborah are known to you. I have read only one of Ashen’s books: The Odyssey. And I will read this one too.

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