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[HHC Study] Hua Hu Ching Chapter 14

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Can you dissolve your ego? Can you abandon the idea of self and other? Can you relinquish the notions of male and female, short and long, life and death? Can you let go of all these dualities and embrace the Tao without skepticism or panic? If so, you can reach the heart of the Integral Oneness. Along the way, avoid thinking of the Oneness as unusual, exalted, sublime, transcendental. Because it is the Oneness, it is beyond all that. It is simply the direct, essential, and complete truth.


Walker's HHC 14





At that time the prince wholly understood the wonderful teaching that

the master had given him. He could not help bursting into tears with

great sadness for his past ignorance, and he said "Venerable Teacher,

this is the most profound instruction I have heard since I first began

developing my own insight. It is truly the highest teaching. I am deeply

grateful to you for your instruction and I vow to practice this truth

joyfully as the sacred fulfilment of my life.

"I wonder, though, if many generations from now, there will be

people who will discover this instruction and be able to practice it

joyfully in their daily lives. If so, these individuals would be most

unusual, for they would have dissolved all mental concepts of ego, self

and others, male and female, longevity and brevity, and life and death.

Those who dissolve all concepts of individuality are beings of absolute

awareness. By regarding Oneness with the clarity of their minds, they

would fulfill the most virtuous merit and attain the highest


"Very true, kind prince. If someone in the future embraces this

revelation of the integral life without scepticism, conflict or panic,

then this person would be very, very unusual.

"Kind prince, if we label the Universal Truth as subtle and

transcendental, then it ceases to be true integral Oneness. By doing

this we reduce it to the mental sphere of dichotomy where it is no

longer the essential, direct and undistorted reflection of the universal

truth of one life."



Ni's HHC 14

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