More from the Tao~ Verse 13
“The reason we have a lot of trouble is that we have selves.
If we had no selves,
what trouble would we have?
Man’s true self is eternal,
yet he thinks, I am this body and will soon die.
If we have no body, what calamities can we have?
What is the true nature of You, the Soul. Take the time to meditate on the heart of who you are. When everything is stripped away, you, the Soul, remain. Once the true treasure of the self is known, right action will follow automatically as day follows night.
Today, many are waking up. My wish is for all of us to have faith that we are souls and to experience ourselves as peace and purity.
“Have faith that you are a soul” and body consciousness will finish.
When you or another soul acts without this awareness, look for the mercy within your heart, for this movement comes from ignorance, pain, and often fear. Within each soul is true love and true law.
Go deep, connect with the One, and know the treasure that is freely given, when the soul turns toward the Light.
What causes fear in you? What rocks your boat, your world in ways you’d rather not be rocked? What causes you to be unhappy? Most likely, your answers are linked to a false perception of yourself and others. Seeing yourself as a body that has a soul rather than as a soul with a body is the ultimate illusion.” (Soul Power/p29)
A message from the Tao, from many centuries ago:
How long will it take till we are enlightened, free of darkness, free of illusion, free of malice, free of spite?
It could happen in a second, in the twinkling of an eye.
A peaceful soul is a peaceful soul even when there is chaos all around.
“Throw away morality and justice and people will do the right thing.
Throw away industry and profit and there will be no thieves.
All of these are outward forms alone;
they are not sufficient in themselves.
It is more important
to see the simplicity,
to realize one’s true nature,
to cast off selfishness
and temper desire.”