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[DDJ Meaning] Chapter 5

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Sometimes, what is not said is also meaningful.  I find it interesting that heaven, Earth and the Sage are all said to be 'impartial' but there was no need to apply that to Dao.  I find that avoidance, useful. 

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my take on verse 5

 

5

 

 

Not sentimental.

Heaven and Earth impartial,

engage all as one.

 

 

Between Earth and Sky,

Tao behaves like a bellows;

inexhaustible.

 

 

No thoughts can fathom.

Should one seek an encounter,

dive deeper than thought.

 

 

Abiding within.

As above, also below.

As without, within.

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24 minutes ago, silent thunder said:

my take on verse 5

 

5

 

 

Not sentimental.

Heaven and Earth impartial,

engage all as one.

 

 

Between Earth and Sky,

Tao behaves like a bellows;

inexhaustible.

 

 

No thoughts can fathom.

Should one seek an encounter,

dive deeper than thought.

 

 

Abiding within.

As above, also below.

As without, within.

 

Interesting that you see that essentially Hermetic axiom in this text. Care to elaborate?

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On 4/22/2020 at 4:17 PM, Michael Sternbach said:

 

Interesting that you see that essentially Hermetic axiom in this text. Care to elaborate?

 

It reflects my experience of turning within and discovering source that is hence reflected holographically everywhere about me and invites the reader to 'enter into the bellows of dao' and reveal 'the center that is everywhere'.  By turning within, that which is without comes to clarity.

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