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TAO IS GOD

A Website about the Tao and about God

Thou shalt have no other gods before me....but what of something that isn't a God?

 

Can I not have great respect for King Arthur and still be in awe of Camelot?

 

King Arthur was not in competition with Camelot, they worked in concert to prove what greatness is. God created the heavens and the earth from the Tao, just as the Tao can be considered the Mother of all that is, it is nurturing, and flows ever so naturally, God surely is the father and everything that can be perceived is their children, The Tao and God do not contend with each other, they are part of the whole, cause, and effect, is the result of their children's actions when they create an imbalance.

 

Love and Humility are the great balancer's, the Tao (the Way) considered the natural order of the universe is the ultimate of the subtle, it does not judge, it is the effect to our cause, it will always seek balance and God is the tester to see if we can be worthy.

The Tao meets God

Tao meets God

Tao is God?....

 

Are you for real?   The Tao may not be God, but "The Way" is a path that God Follows, it is the perfect example to follow that God has presented to all Humanity, there are those that follow the Way but do not believe in God.

 

And there are those that believe in God but do not realize that they are following the way.

 

God is only the guide to show the path along the way, to instruct life to keep the cosmic balance.

 

The Tao is God's instrument to orchestrate life successfully through cause and effect, I thank God for helping me navigate my journey to the way.

 

Possibly God follows "The Way"? How could God do anything other than follow the way? This is what God is trying to teach us to do, it's just a different format to some extent,

 

God has created all of these religions in which Man's dual personality has polluted these scriptures to the point of muddying up the true intentions spelled out in them,

 

we must use our spiritual side to discriminate the dogma from the divine.

God meets the Tao

God meets the Tao

Is there any good reason to believe in the Tao and in God?

 

I believe that I have brought up a couple of reasons so far, mostly this concept is for the benefit of the believers of the Tao and for the believers of God so that they may have some mutual ground to stand on when contemplating such things.

 

I would have to give the advantage to the believers in the Tao, as they are fairly united, there is no dispute about who's Tao is better, because there is just the Tao...Period, but as God goes, these various religions have different names for God and most of these religions even consider their God is the only Deity in town.

 

It is so unfortunate that they cannot see that they are all one and the same, It is probably because Their God has been so personalized and is so much a part of their lives, that they could never consider sharing with any other religion,

 

the idea of One-God inflames the emotions of many devout believers, but how could your all seeing, all knowing, all powerful God forsake ANY of its children?

 

 

THE LORD BUDDHA HAS SAID

that we must not believe in a thing said merely because it is said; nor traditions

because they have been handed down from antiquity; nor rumors, as such; nor

writings by sages, because sages wrote them: nor fancies that we may suspect to have

been inspired in us by a Deva (that is, in presumed spiritual inspiration); nor from

inferences are drawn from some haphazard assumption we may have made; nor because

of what seems an analogical necessity; nor on the mere authority of our teachers or

masters. But we are to believe when the writing, doctrine, or saying is corroborated

by our own reason and consciousness. "For this," says he in concluding, "I taught you

not to believe merely because you have heard, but when you believed of your

consciousness, then to act accordingly and abundantly."

 

 

 

 

The above words are from someone with wisdom enough to be able to perceive the truth when it comes to him,

 

by keeping an open mind and using your intuitive discrimination you may sift through all that comes to you during your seeking,

 

I have read much over the years, and there are many conflicting beliefs among many subjects, if they are things that can be tested, I test, if they are things to be practiced, I practice and choose what is best for me,

 

as for conflicting beliefs, I tend to investigate the ones with the least conflicts first.

 

      This debate between the Tao and God can be hectic, but just imagine if you don't believe in either.

Atheists have a different mindset, be it more natural or more scientific or even neither of these two, they, I would suspect would have a belief in at least in themselves,

 

I would not assume to know what they contemplate or even if they have interests in such things, it is not surprising that there is an increase in atheism since the material aspects of earth societies has been increasing continuously,

 

spirituality is being replaced by materialism regularly, technology makes the material aspects of our existence more enjoyable and sometimes actually necessary.

 

The mystery and the intrigue of the Tao and God is overwhelming, but on one hand we have a soul and on the other hand, we have no soul, in both cases, there is a cause and effect and or Karma, because as we sow, so shall we reap,

 

but the confusion lies in where the karma resides, if there is no soul, how does the karma keep accounts straight, if "we" come back to reconcile our karma, who are "we" if not an immortal soul which is but a fragment of God,

 

this may be a requirement of the Tao for God to carry out or just possibly just a different part of the same thing, if "we" are not our soul,

 

but just some unknown identity that has the chore of coming back time and time again until all that is required is realized, and then "we" proceed to Nirvana, that just seems too final and easy to me to swallow as the whole story.

 

I do not believe the point of all of this is to argue about the Tao and God but to realize that we are not just a random bunch of atoms assembling to create a human race to live and just die, there must be a purpose to our existence and it must have the intelligence to it,

 

something must be learned in its action that will be a benefit to something. There is no doubt that we are not alone in the universe, and other creatures from other planets must have had these same questions confronting them or are having them now,

 

our scientists are having a rough time of keeping the earth from the center of the universe, their latest findings are being kept on the down low as to not give fuel to the religious sect, our galaxy now seems to be at the center of the universe, but they are still looking.

 

https://creation.com/our-galaxy-is-the-centre-of-the-universe-quantized-redshifts-show

 

Scientifically there can be many reasons for this phenomena, the reasons still eluding sciences experts because science is still relatively new as compared to religion.

 

Dragging science into the God and Tao debate seems quite appropriate, science nowadays is driven from theories and best guesses, the atom, for example, is viewed as containing certain particles,

 

particles that have never been actually viewed, the premises of these particles align with other theories, and they are considered a fact, these facts are taken as gospel until a new theory supersedes the old one,

 

almost like when a new religion comes out, Scientology is a good bandwagon for people to jump onto a few decades ago, I do not claim what is true or what is false as there is some truth in all religions just as all theories had some worth when they were first conceived of,

 

and even if the atom is found to be a torus, it doesn't mean that there aren't any particles inside of it also. Keeping an open mind about the unknown not only gives us a more unbiased view of things, but it also exercises our humility which is a whole lot better than letting our arrogance run away with the show.

 

If thinking that the Tao is God is too much for you to swallow or even if God is the Tao, perhaps a slight simplification of your belief system is in order, the creation of our universe as we can perceive it is quite vast even on our visual scale,

 

not only does it consist of hundreds of billions of galaxies, and each of those galaxies consisting of a hundred billion stars give or take, the greatest thing in common out there are those bright spots we call stars,

 

if we were to consider our sun as an average sized star, then we could also consider that other stars out there may have life around them also, our star, the Sun brings us light, warmth, and life, without it there would be no plants, no animals and thus no life,

 

you could actually say that we owe our existence to the Sun, it allows us to perceive, it gives us our seasons, and it could be considered an ambassador of God or the Tao,

 

if you need something visible to worship, there it is, and every planet in existence has one in their neighborhood to look towards for inspiration.

 

It is not hard to talk about the vastness of the Tao and the greatness of God since their evidence is everywhere you look, religion and science have been in competition for a while now, but I believe that will be changing soon,

 

these relatively new discoveries of dark energy and dark matter are just the start of the segway between religion and science, this dark energy or dark matter is just the "unmanifested"

 

it pervades everything, there is no such thing as nothing, every space between and inside atoms have this ether or dark matter or energy that is so subtle and fine, yet encompasses all that we see and don't see,

 

it is the storehouse of all matter that resides in the Tao and God has the key, the black hole in the middle of our galaxy and at the middle of all galaxies, is the relief valves of reality that maintains the balance of existence,

 

every beautiful flower to every loving thought originated from this ether and shall return when it is time, you may call it a dimensional shift or whatever you please, Reality is the breath of God on the window pane of the Tao.

 

Tao is God is just the mirror image site of God is Tao, they both attempt to say the same thing with a different perspective, Believers in the Tao or "The Way" are really no different in believers in God,

 

they both hope to strive for a better meaning of life, one base their beliefs on a deity and the other on basically nature, what really needs to be grasped is that they are just different sides of the same proverbial coin,

 

they try to lead us to the same place, just using different paths, explanations of our existence differ, but not so much as to matter to any great extent, especially if you consider what the really important ideas are that are being presented,

 

both of these paths can be followed without any great compromise of either, we only need to open our eyes and our hearts in order to grasp these basic concepts of existence.

 

And as for all of you that worship materiality and nothing else, does it not seem very limiting to make your mark in life either by inventing something or making a lot of money and just be content in the thought that long after you are gone people will still be using your widget or that in generations to come you have made life easier for your offspring by giving them your great wealth so they no longer have to toil like the masses,

 

some will be fortunate enough to come up with something to cure a disease or feed the masses better, but that is it for you after that, your name may live on like the Pasteur or Einstein or Plato,

 

although Einstein was a self-proclaimed deeply religious non-believer and Plato resides on the other end of the scale, a belief in God or the Tao is not necessary to be a good human being,

 

even though an understanding of cause and effect would help you navigate your 3-dimensional life with greater ease. I believe that it is ultimately inevitable for science and religion to come together once dark energy and dark matter are adequately explained along with certain aspects of quantum entanglement.

May be not a smart move

What is Intelligence?

 

When it comes to the Tao or God, Intelligence is what is noticed to bring either of the two into being noticed, the intelligent design of the universe and all that is contained within is the slap in the face of reason to dispell any thoughts of purely random nature of life,

 

things are organized, there is an obvious plan to life, and to deny this is an ignorant move on anyone's part, there is a mathematical precision to all existence that clearly presents itself in all of nature from a bacterium to a galaxy,

 

and the balance being maintained is like watching the ballet of life unfolding before your eyes, this is just the stuff that we can perceive with our senses, there is so much more that is not yet understood that is the real wonder of reality,

 

there is a reason behind everything, there is no such thing as coincidence, it is God making a point, but we just can't notice or understand, the best that we have been able to do is to explain things with our relatively new religion called science.

 

Science is supposed to be all about intelligence, a logic about things in nature, an explanation of things around us that makes life a little more clear, science has taken it upon itself to be the sole authority about reality,

 

it has a method that is dependent upon the senses and is straight forward, it has embraced materialism with all of its gadgets and devices that it has determined cannot be fooled or deceived,

 

yet it still depends on theories when it cannot outright prove something, God, on the other hand, is the mirror image of science, the perception through a view in a mirror is only 2 dimensional, and the third dimension has yet to be discovered,

 

that undiscovered dimension is called faith, it is intuition in the belief of things that cannot be proven as of yet, but when you see how things naturally work in nature, a logic that is intelligent,

 

God just as the Tao is subtle, more subtle than any instrument can measure, but science can see its results.

 

What is intelligence? Just because you have much book learning and making lots of money and know many scientific theories and are aware of what other people have discovered about material life does not mean that it is the only form of intelligence out there,

 

the ability to use your intuition to discover something about yourself or life as you live it that changes your view of everything is a different sort of intelligence, and wisdom is another factor in what is being presented to you,

 

things can be cool and things can be smart, but their wisdom may be veiled by its material eye candy, the Tao and God are spiritual aspects of reality that are not based on material things or how pleasant they are to the senses,

 

they work from our essence, our spiritual beliefs, our immortal souls or karmic beings, God and the Tao have materialized our senses and all of these material things to distract us and test us to see if we will realize what is actually going on and truly see how intelligent we think we are.

What is the Point?

What is the Point?

 

Why is this site even here? Many people do not really care if there is a God or if there is a Tao, they just live their lives on their own terms and do what the masses do and basque in their senses and collect and play with their "things" basically being driven by the status quo of society,

 

yet there are some that have taken a side, they have chosen the Tao or they have chosen God as their belief, this is where I come in, these people believe in something greater than themselves but are unwilling to see the big picture,

 

Taoism is all about maintaining the balance, your actions are at the ends of the scale that determines your karmic destiny, a belief in God is somewhat more personal, but the same balance must be maintained because as we sow so shall we reap,

 

as it stands now, about 25% of Christians believe in reincarnation which would indicate that they also believe in karma as that is the reason for reincarnation,

 

so there you have two belief systems with the same basic goal except for the particular rules and dogma that has been inserted by our materialistic beliefs that have been driven by our senses,

 

a better understanding of "False Personality" can dissolve some of these unneeded differences and bring us all closer to the same conclusion.

 

but the point of all of this is to realize that we are much more than what we do and what we own or where we go and who we go with or what we eat or how we dress or who knows about it, all of that is self-serving and material based,

 

a search within or an external giving of one's self to an altruistic cause is a step in the right direction, don't just talk the talk, it is imperative to walk the walk in order to make the real point of what you need to do to prove that you are worthy of your soul or worthy of not reincarnating again and again,

 

all that you do in this life towards your enlightenment and towards other's enlightenment will count on your karmic spreadsheet, all of the realizations and wisdom that you gather in this life will be realized and acted upon in the next life,

 

your duality will be your greatest adversary, it will need to be completely controlled and that is no simple task, being able to reach a spiritual/material compromise will be the ultimate goal in order for you to prosper and still achieve an enlightened state.