Originally Posted by purelyconstructive
To The Bodhisattva on The Middle Way
*Mother is very quiet, you have to stay Silent to hear her within.
*Father is always speaking, and likes to have a Dialog, Vibrations from all around.
*Together they greet you Kindly in ONE Love to your new Home.
Happy Year of The Dragon!
Thank you for the links...I had to quote the wiki link: Middle way - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Author: Lu Zhen
Confucius was enjoying himself as he attentively watched the river rushing towards the east.
The Middle Way or Middle Path (Pali: majjhimā paṭipadā; Sanskrit: madhyamā-pratipad; ) is the descriptive term that Siddhartha Gautama used to describe the character of the path he discovered that led to liberation. It was coined in the very first teaching that he delivered after his enlightenment. In this sutta - known in English as The Setting in Motion of the Wheel of Dharma - the Buddha describes the middle way as a path of moderation between the extremes of sensual indulgence and self-mortification. This, according to him, was the path of wisdom. The middle path does not mean a mid point in a straight line joining two extremes represented by points. The Middle Way is a dynamic teaching as shown by the traditional story that the Buddha realized the meaning of the Middle Way when he sat by a river and heard a lute player in a passing boat and understood that the lute string must be tuned neither too tight nor too loose to produce a harmonious sound.
Zi Gong asked him, “Whenever a gentleman sees water like this, he will surely take pleasure in watching it. Why is that?”
Confucius said, “Because great water can continuously move forward without stopping. It is so kind as to irrigate the lands everywhere it goes, yet it does not regard itself as having performed outstanding feats. It’s just like virtue.”
“When it flows, although sometimes in low places and sometimes in high places, it certainly follows one principle. It’s just like justice.”
“Mighty water flows forever without drying up or stopping. It’s just like the Dao.”
“When it should flow into a deep valley of ten thousand zhang (an ancient Chinese unit of measure equal to 10 chi, or 11 feet 9 inches—3.58 meters), it dashes forward without fear. It’s just like courage.”
“It is always self-leveling. It’s just like the Fa (Law).”
“When water fills something, it naturally flows over without the need to be cut down. It’s just like righteousness.”
“It is so considerate that it goes wherever it should. It’s just like discovering the smallest details in everything.”
“It starts from the source and immediately rushes towards the east. It’s just like having lofty goals.”
“It can go in and come out and no matter where it goes, it can purify everything there. It’s just like a sage who is good at teaching.”
“Water has so many virtues, so when people with virtue see it, they will for sure observe it carefully and feel joy.”
(From: The Analects of Confucius)
If you were to focus your dial in on Father Sky, the broadcast from radio-station SO(u)L would be playing The Music of The Spheres constantly. The Angels (the plasma beings that make up the structure of the Sun itself (how did you know ....) are the Solar System Symphony for The One Maestro, and every creature here on Mother Earth follows its rhythms in The Dance of Life. But it doesn't end just because the Earth is turning...