The origin of the cosmos
Is the eternal Mother;
To grasp the mother is to know the child;
To know the child is to hold fast to the mother.
Then life becomes secure.
The term “mother” in Taoism is the formless aspect of the Tao, which can be viewed as the cosmic spiritual dimension. The term “child” refers to the worldly form we take. Both mother and child make up the multitude of shifting forms, and understanding one implies a comprehension of the true nature of the other and vice versa.
To neglect the mother is to cling only to material things and become obsessively attached to superficial forms and appearances. Perception of life becomes very shallow and unsatisfying. It leads to a life that can be meaningless.
To neglect the child is to despise the material world and focus only on the intangibles. Again this leads to a life that in the end is also meaningless.
For life to have meaning, we need to understand and appreciate both the formless world of the Cosmos (the mother energy) as well as the material world that comprises material things, forms and great abundance (the child energy). All of this is summarized in the 7 PILLARS OF TAO and only appreciating these pillars of life and the origins of life can one control and steer one’s DESTINY towards a happy and meaningful life.
The 7 Pillars of Tao
Another perhaps more profound definition of the source is that it is a goal so high it transcends all other goals conceived by man since beginningless time. Mere words cannot describe the indescribable state of returning back to the SOURCE of our true nature. It is so splendid, and it encompasses an immortality that is far beyond the power of all conception by mere mortals.
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