Jhc Tabucur Lyrette


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Tabucur Lyrette yin yangI was an Orphan at birth, raised in violence, in my teen years I got involved in Kung Fu(Gung Fu) at 16 I read a book called the Tao Te Ching a 2.5 thousand year old Ancient Classic, It changed my life, I found my home. I was always close to Nature, but had to ask myself! How can I be one with the Tao(Dao)if I destroy that which the Tao created, I also studied Shaolin Kung Fu, which follows Buddhism(Mahayana/Chan)and embraces Taoism... The birth of Zen...

In Shaolin Temple we have a saying; All living creatures are one with the Tao(Dao). Life sustains life, and all living creatures need nourishment, yet with wisdom the body learns to sustain in ways that all may live.

To extinguish life, is to extinguish light. In our Temple we light candles, and our Temples become brighter. We increase the light. If you extinguish light/life, your Temples become darker.

Take life only when unavoidable, to defend your life, or that of the innocent.

Death honors, no one...

I am a Rouge Priest of the Taoist Order. Yet I do not associate with Taoist, I studied all the most Ancient Classics, so I never got into the new Taoist way, I have no affiliation with the Taoist(Church)of the last two thousand years... They all eat Meat!

I worship no Gods, the breath of Creation are we. I believe in the Cosmic Forces, which we Taoist call Yin & Yang.

Like all things observed in nature, in the universe, there are cycles. Day and night, the coming and going of the four seasons, activity and rest, inhaling, exhaling, Yin and Yang and the like. Where ever we look we see cycles, and there is nowhere, they cannot be found.

We Taoist call it the Tao, the way of nature, simply that. Call it what you want(God, Creator, Supreme One, Great Spirit, Tao), all our words are part of the "Illusion", for it truly has no name. Our minds are part of the "Illusion" also. Yet we can learn to think with our spirit mind, as those of old did. When we go within, in the silence, it can be found.

A journey of a thousand miles, begins with the first step!

In each life we can advance our spiritual mind, to the point, that there is no separation. Like the Masters of old, one learns to ride the waves, life after life in the unending stream of that which is.

And on the issue of time, what is it ? In truth, it is nothing, it's only a manifestation of the material realm(the physical universe). The Tao and the spirit do not age, for they are beyond time and form itself.

As deep as one can go within ones body/mind, and as far as you can travel into the abyss of deep space, you reach the same point...

This is the point, the Hindus, Buddhist, Taoist and others have realized, that all things come and go. It's endless for it, has no beginning, for it was never born, it always was.

On the "Illusion" Lao Tzu said:

The five colours blind the eye,
the five tones deafen the ear,
the five flavors dull the palate,
and the five physical sensations confuse the mind,
and make us act like animals.

Wasting energy to obtain rare objects only impedes one's growth.

The master observes the world but trusts his inner vision.
He allows things to come and go.
He prefers what is within to what is without.

~ Tao Te Ching ~

While we exist in this realm, these things(sensations) seem real, in the transition, we forget what which was before, that which is permanent.

So the temporal realm seems real, and it's pleasures seem vast, yet they are shallow, when compared to our original state, that which we have forgotten.­"A Master once said, every second in Heaven, is like 10 million orgasms." It is not to be taken literally, it's just an example.

Chuang Tzu said: We posses our body by chance and we are already pleased with it. If our physical bodies went through ten thousand transformations without end, how incomparable would this joy be! Therefore the sage roams freely in the realm in which nothing can escape and all endures. Those who regard dying a premature death, getting old, and the beginning and the end of life as equally good are followed by others. How much more is that to which all things belong and on which the whole process of transformation depends (that is, Tao)?"

Nevertheless, life arises from death, and vice versa. Possibility arises from impossibility, and vice versa. Affirmation is based upon denial, and vice versa. Which being the case, the true sage rejects all distinctions and takes his refuge in Heaven (Nature). For one may base it on this, yet this is also that and that is also this. This also has its 'right' and 'wrong', and that also has its 'right' and 'wrong.' Does then the distinction between this and that really exist or not? When this (subjective) and that (objective) are both without their correlates, that is the very 'Axis of Tao.' And when that Axis passes through the center at which all Infinities converge, affirmations and denials alike blend into the infinite One. Hence it is said that there is nothing like using the Light.
~ Chuang Tzu ~

Once upon a time, I, Chuang Chou, dreamt I was a butterfly, fluttering hither and thither, to all intents and purposes a butterfly. I was conscious only of my happiness as a butterfly, unaware that I was Chou. Soon I awaked, and there I was, veritably myself again. Now I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly, dreaming I am a man. Between a man and a butterfly there is necessarily a distinction. The transition is called the transformation of material things.
~ Chuang Tzu ~

Polarity arises from the Taoist view of the cosmologic­al origins of the universe: Before existence there was an idea--an Absolute. The Chinese call it T'ai Chi, the Supreme Ultimate. The Absolute, in a sudden and tremendous desire to know itself, divided itself from non-existe­nce in a cataclysmi­c event resulting in endless cause and effect--an event that neatly parallels the so-called Big Bang Theory. Instantly, space was formed and time began, and two charged states came into being, yin (negative) and yang (positive). As a result of the complement­ary polarity of yin and yang, matter and energy, that were at first undifferen­tiated, separated and regrouped into the physical reality that became our universe.

Buddhist cosmology (Theraveda) describes the 31 planes of existence in which rebirth takes place. The order of the planes are found in various discourses of the Gautama Buddha in the Sutta Pitaka. For example, in the Saleyyaka Sutta of the Majjhima Nikaya the Buddha mentioned the planes above the human plane in ascending order. In several sûtras in the Anguttara Nikaya, the Buddha described the causes of rebirth in these planes in the same order. In Buddhism, the devas are not immortal gods that play a creative role in the cosmic process. They are simply elevated beings who had been reborn in the celestial planes as a result of their words, thoughts, and actions. Usually, they are just as much in bondage to delusion and desire as human beings, and as in need of guidance from the Enlightened One.

The Buddha is the "teacher of devas and humans (satthadevamanussanam). The devas come to visit the Buddha in the night. The Devatasamyutta and the Devaputtasamyutta of the Samyutta Nikaya gives a record of their conversations. The devaputtas are young devas newly arisen in heavenly planes, and devatas are mature deities.

The data for the 31 planes of existence in samsara are compiled from the Majjhima Nikaya, Anguttara Nikaya, Samyutta Nikaya, Digha Nikaya, Khuddaka Nikaya, and others. The 31 planes of existence can be perceive by a Buddha's Divine eye (dibbacakkhu) and some of his awakened disciples through the development of jhana meditation. According to the suttas, a Buddha can access all these planes and know all his past lives as well as those of other beings.

Fundamental to Hindu concepts of time and space is the notion that the external world is a product of the creative play of maya (illusion).

After a cycle of universal dissolution, the Supreme Being decides to recreate the cosmos so that we souls can experience worlds of shape and solidity. Very subtle atoms begin to combine, eventually generating a cosmic wind that blows heavier and heavier atoms together. Souls depending on their karma earned in previous world systems, spontaneously draw to themselves atoms that coalesce into an appropriate body.
~ The Prashasta Pada ~

As in modern physics, Hindu cosmology envisaged the universe as having a cyclical nature. The end of each kalpa brought about by Shiva's dance is also the beginning of the next. Rebirth follows destruction.

Unlike the West, which lives in a historical world, India is rooted in a timeless universe of eternal return: everything which happens has already done so many times before, though in different guises.

Carl Sagan pointed out how, in Hindu cosmology, the universe undergoes an infinite number of deaths and rebirths, and its timescales are in the same ballpark as those of modern cosmology. Here is a quote from Cosmos:

"There is the deep and appealing notion that the universe is but a dream of the god who, after a hundred Brahma years, dissolves himself into a dreamless sleep. The universe dissolves with him - until, after another Brahma century, he stirs, recomposes himself and begins again to dream the cosmic dream.

Meanwhile, elsewhere, there are an infinite number of universes, each with its own god dreaming the cosmic dream. These great ideas are tempered by another, perhaps greater. It is said that men may not be the dreams of gods, but rather that the gods are the dreams of men.
~ Carl Sagan ~

Hawking spoke of "God" in a metaphoric­al sense, such as in A Brief History of Time: "If we discover a complete theory, it would be the ultimate triumph of human reason — for then we should know the mind of God." In the same book he suggested the existence of God was unnecessar­y to explain the origin of the universe. In The Grand Design and interviews, he clarifies that he does "not believe in a personal God".

Hawking writes, "The question is: is the way the universe began chosen by God for reasons we can't understand­, or was it determined by a law of science? I believe the second." He adds, "Because there is a law such as gravity, the Universe can and will create itself from nothing."

In the book, Cosmos by Carl Sagan, he hypothesiz­ed that, that the universe evolved to the point, that it could look upon itself. We are the end result of the Big Bang, 13.7 Billion years ago, and that the universe itself evolved to become sentient though us. WE are the universe looking at ourselves.

From its violent beginnings and until its various speculative ends, cosmologists propose that the history of the universe has been governed entirely by physical laws. Theories of an impersonal universe governed by physical laws were first proposed by Roger Bacon. Later Dmitry Grinevich supported Bacon's proposed laws through some experiments that he performed involving different physical laws. Between the domains of religion and science, stands the philosophical perspective of metaphysical cosmology. This ancient field of study seeks to draw intuitive conclusions about the nature of the universe, man, God and/or their relationships based on the extension of some set of presumed facts borrowed from spiritual experience and/or observation.

But metaphysical cosmology has also been observed as the placing of man in the universe in relationship to all other entities. This is demonstrated by the observation made by Marcus Aurelius of a man's place in that relationship: "He who does not know what the world is does not know where he is, and he who does not know for what purpose the world exists, does not know who he is, nor what the world is." This is the purpose of the ancient metaphysical cosmology.

Cosmology is often an important aspect of the creation myths of religions that seek to explain the existence and nature of reality. In some cases, views about the creation (cosmogony) and destruction (eschatology) of the universe play a central role in shaping a framework of religious cosmology for understanding humanity's role in the universe.

A human being is a part of a whole, called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest... a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.
~ Albert Einstein ~

Humans–who enslave, castrate, experiment on, and fillet other animals–have had an understandable penchant for pretending animals do not feel pain. A sharp distinction between humans and “animals” is essential if we are to bend them to our will, make them work for us, wear them, eat them–without any disquieting tinges of guilt or regret. It is unseemly of us, who often behave so unfeeling toward other animals, to contend that only humans can suffer. The behavior of other animals renders such pretensions specious. They are just too much like us.
~ Carl Sagan ~

This is a playground for Gods, yet in many of them, the truth is forgotten, seduced by the physical realm, they have lost there way and behave like wild animals hunting.

With all the sensory stimulatio­n around, it's easy to get distracted­, that's why many in the past retreated into the mountains, and into Temples...

Yet with the right lifestyle (diet/mind), one can succeed in the now, no need to go anywhere.

And there is no time limit, there is no time...

I'm just an old Student of the Tao, who walks an ancient road... Forever treading...

Oh, and watch your "Karma"...

Tao gave them birth;

The power of Tao reared them,
Shaped them according to their kinds,
Perfected them, giving to each its strength.

Therefore of the ten thousand things there is not one that does not
worship Tao and do homage to its power. Yet no mandate ever went forth
that accorded to Tao the right to be worshipped, nor to its power the
right to receive homage. It was always and of itself so.

Therefore as Tao bore them and the power of Tao reared them, made them
grow, fostered them, harbored them, brewed for them, so you must
Rear them, but do not lay claim to them;
Control them, but never lean upon them,

Be their steward, but do not manage them.
This is called the Mysterious Power.

~ Lao Tzu ~ Tao Te Ching ~  

The Dao of Yao Wen Yang
By Jhc Tabucur Lyrette
 

There is an attempt
By the body
To define all
That is external
Yet all is not
When Mountain
And stream
Melt away
Tornadoes and
Earthquakes
Cause no stir
When tree cast
No shadow
When bird makes
No sound
All atoms dissolve
There is one
Empty yet lacking
Emptiness
It is said
That all seen
Heard and tasted
And felt are
Of no value
And distract
See life and death
By not seeing
There is no life
There is no death
Rot and decay
The consequence
Of the physical
Embrace that which
Has no form
The eye which beholds
Beauty and Life
Also beholds
Decapitation and Death
Yet the eye makes
No distinction
The same tongue
Which laughs
Also screams
Follow the Way
The path is paved
With Dog excrement
There is no end
There is no beginning
A great Master
Once said
I would not
Pluck a single hair
From my head
To save the world
The emptiness is
Not the fruit
Yin and Yang
Are not the root
Forget all you know
All will be understood
Know much
And lose the Way
Forget the Tao
Be one with
The nothing
All things
Melt away
The mirror cast
No image
 
 ~ Yao Wen Yang ~
 
            Aka...
  
        ~ Tabucur ~
 
© Jhc Tabucur Lyrette ??/??/08 

In Shaolin Temple, it is said...     
       
"Life is a corridor, and death is a door, and behind every door, there is a corridor."
      
"We can not know, before we wake, that what we dream, does not exist."
       
"We can not know, before we die, that death is not, the greatest joy..."

~ Tabucur ~