- A Child can Comprehend
- All LIFE IS SACRED
- All is Fair Everyone Gets Their Due...
- All that Breathe and Live Deserve Respect in this Life
- All will be Filled
- And I Promise No Lies
- Babies are like Flowers
- Bastards of Creation
- Cosmic Children
- Happy Easter Blood Feast
- Forever in my Fire I have No Desire
- Forever it is our Duty to Preserve Life and Light
- If I kill a Dog
- It Will Stare Us in the Face
- Life after Life Perpetually Unending
- Like Echoes That Ride Waves through the Universe
- Karma that is Associated with its Death
- Never since have I Strayed from my Way
- Old Cosmic Fool
- Sacred Cosmic Light
- Save a Life Not Take One
- Skies Aflame with a Fiery Glow
- The Great Father will Take Away
- The Most Despicable Beast
- The Truth is Waiting for You
- They are our Kin Don't You Know...
- They can wash their hands
- They May Have No Voices
- This Cosmic Storm
- Thou Shall Not Kill
- To Take Tally of Your Sins
- Welcome To Planet Torture
- We speak for those you cannot hear
- What Was My Sin
- You are a Queen In every way
About the Author
I 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 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 Sholin
Kung Fu, which fallows Buddhism...
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 of the last two thousand years... They all eat Meat!
I worship no Gods, 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...
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".
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)?"
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 ~
"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 ~
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.
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"...