Tuesday, January 12, 2016

On balance and bearing fruit......

Unless the mind, body, and spirit are
equally developed and fully
integrated, no spiritual peak 
or state of enlightenment
can be sustained.
This is why extremist religions and
ideologies do not bear fruit.

When the mind and spirit are forced into
unnatural austerities or adherence 
to external dogmas, the body
grows sick and weak and
becomes a traitor to 
the whole being.
When the body is emphasized to the
exclusion of the mind and spirit,
they become like trapped snakes:
frantic, explosive, and poisonous
to one's person.
All such imbalances inevitably lead to
exhaustion and expiration
of the life force.

True self-cultivation involves the
holistic integration of
mind, body, and spirit.
Balancing yin and yang through the
various practices of the Integral Way,
one achieves complete unity 
within and without.
This manifest in the world as
perfect equilibrium,
and perfect grace.

-Verse 58
Hua Hu Ching:  The Unknown Teachings of Lao Tzu
as channeled by Brian Browne Walker

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