I am reading Back to Beginnings – Reflections on the Tao by Huanchu Daoran. I just bought this book on the weekend. Daoran was a retired scholar around 1600 when he wrote this – it is like a lay-Taoism & combines the social & historical insights of pristine Confuscianism with the educational and psychological knowledge of Buddhism and Taoism. These writings, originally called “Vegetable Root Talks” are all that is known of him.
“Late at night, when everyone is quiet, sit alone and gaze into the mind; then you will notice illusion ending and reality appearing. You gain a great sense of potential in this every time. Once you have noticed reality appearing yet find that illusion is hard to escape, you also find yourself greatly humbled.”
“Blessings often give rise to injury, so be careful when things are going your way. Success may be achieved after failure, so don’t just give up when you’ve been disappointed”
“To those who approach you with riches, respond with humanity. To those who approach you with rank, respond with justice. Enlightened people are not prisoners of rulers. When people are determined, they can overcome fate; when the will is unified, it can mobilize energy. Enlightened people do not even let nature put them in a set mold.”
“Where the road is narrow, stop for a moment to let others pass; when there is good food, leave a third of your portion for others to enjoy. This is one good way to live in the world in peace and happiness.”
“Desires do not hurt the mind as much as opinions do. The senses do not hinder enlightenment as much as the intellect does.”
“Be open and broad-minded in this life, so that none may bear a complaint against you. Let your generosity continue long after your death, so that people may be satisfied.”
How to imagine 10 dimensions: http://www.thetenthdimension.com/
Explains the differences between dimensions, based on string theory.
The 10th dimension contains all possibilities – it contains all possible timelines for all possible universes in a single point.
Space and the material world could be created out of nothing but noise. That's the startling conclusion of a new theory that attempts to explain the stuff of reality.
If you could lift a corner of the veil that shrouds reality, what would you see beneath? Nothing but randomness, say two Australian physicists. According to Reginald Cahill and Christopher Klinger of Flinders University in Adelaide, space and time and all the objects around us are no more than the froth on a deep sea of randomness.
www.mercola.com has lots of great articles.. here’s a few more: