Kerby Kuek Chinese Daoism Metaphysic Research Center
The primordial essence or fundamental nature of the universe
The Cosmos and Mother-Earth are evolving Dao. The route is like the rotation of the sun and moon. The practitioners of Dao should understand the concept of the cycle to further understand the creation of the soul.
Through the observation of our inner self, we should know that it is our lust, desire, greed, etc that leads us to unbalance. For example, Lust is as huge as the sea; it can never be satisfied completely, and chasing it contributes to three poisons, in particular – tension, confusion and indulgence.
Consequently, the origin of Dao is similar to where water and mountain originated. For example, in relation to the physical form, such as in a person, the origin of Dao is just like from a mother’s womb, beyond that is “emptiness” and “quietness.”
That is why “emptiness” and “quietness” are so critical in the Dao practice. It is important to set our soul pure and free and let “quietness” take charge; search and seek our origins, end our soul and return to origin. Most importantly, it is vital that we take the right steps to cultivate our spirit and heart through our body, while we still have our temple.
Incidentally, I have written at great length about the origin of Dao in my book Dao De Ching Explained. Most Neidan books (Inner Alchemy) treat this 0 as the origin of soul and the wisdom of body. Ending soul and returning to the origin of Dao is returning to Wu Ji. Practicing Dao is that simple for the quiet mind.
Nothing on Earth is permanent and all creations are dependent on the life cycle of growth, maturity and decomposition. What goes up will eventually come down and whoever is born will die one day; as below so above. To break this life cycle, one has to attain a state of higher self; all human beings who turned into sages and deities are good examples of this unique achievement.
Inner state with the right action leads to an ethical sphere that leads to this metaphysical transition. Dao is present in the spirited souls of all living beings and it can be cultivated through goodness.
All things embrace Dao and if we observe such a state we will discover that the world of formation is derived from formless, and we should know by now that formless is actually Dao. When we reflect, we discover that creation and destruction are part of “The Way”.
Thus, both the black hole and Big Bang theories are excellent examples of what Lao Tzu is trying to tell us in his ancient scripture Dao De Ching from “nothingness to somethingness” and revert from “form to formless.”
Thought of the week: S/he who does not trust enough, will not be trusted – Lao Tzu