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THE GRAND TERMINUS

Grand Terminus, or better, the Grand Ultimate,

 is another name for the T'ai Chi, expressed in the

Yin and Yang symbol which describes duality 

within the boundary of completeness...

the Wholeness.  

It creates the expression of TAO.

Yet, Lao Tze expresses so well, that the

attempts at humans to apply our language

to Spirit, tao, god, goddess...even nature;

is futile, for human language is not creator's

language, which comes to us in symbols and

sacred geometry.  Lao Tze says:

"The Tao that can be told is not the eternal Tao.
The name that can be named is not the eternal name.
The nameless is the beginning of heaven and earth.
The named is the mother of ten thousand things.
Ever desireless, one can see the mystery.
Ever desiring, one can see the manifestations.
These two spring from the same source but differ in name;
this appears as darkness.
Darkness within darkness.
...The gate to all mystery."

Lao Tze, Tao Te Ching

What is TAO?

TAO is Emptiness~

How can it be Emptiness?

Because it is Perfect!

"This is Perfect, that is Perfect...

"Take the Perfect from the Perfect;

"What remains is the Perfect."

THE GRAND ULTIMATE

"Who takes Heaven as his ancestor, Virtue as his home,
the Tao as his door, and who becomes change -- is a
Sage." -- Chuang Tzu, Inner Chapters


THE T'AI CHI

In the practice of T'ai Ch'i Chuan, we make circles 

and think Circularity...in order to move our bilateral 

limbs from one completion to another, they cross 

over and around each other, and the waves of 

yin and yang are evident.  I have experienced a flow 

of energy when practicing "T'ai Ch'i Walking" 

that criss-crossed in the form of an Infinity sign.

This i now understand as the kundalini energy that 

traverses the human central nervous system.

We learn to feel the totality of a "ball" of 

energy in our hands, and the emptying and 

filling of its duality.

Posture changes...attitudes change...health 

improves.  Some of us find our "Bottom" voice!

YIN/YANG

So Yin/Yang describes the degrees of and 

non-existences of all elements and their 

material manifestations.

"The Tao is very close, but everyone looks far away.
Life is very simple, but everyone seeks difficulty."
-- Taoist Sage, 200 B.C

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Traditional Chinese Medicine is based on the 

Yin Yang symbol.  The seasons bring about different 

aspects in our physiology.  The Earth in various 

parts of the world are experiencing more yin energy 

when across the world more yang energy is occurring.  

In spring certain foods are better for us 

than others; more digestible by the body.  

For instance, in summer, eat all the cold foods 

and raw foods you want to, according to TCM.  In

summer heat they are easily digested.  If your 

system is imbalanced, you may still not do well with 

that until you honor and correct your body's needs.  

If you want to become a raw foodist, you may notice 

that easy does it on the changeover.  You may 

experience nausea or other unpleasant cleansing

 if you dive in with both feet.

SUMMER is Yang...full heat, hot sun, light

WINTER is Yin...cold, dark...many people withdraw.

SPRING and AUTUMN are Transitional; each has

degrees of Summer and Autumn, and is pouring into

the ensuing season.  People may feel uneasy, sad, 

irritable. TCM identifies many reasons and 

takes the responsibility away from a person 

being a grouch!  But not for long; for finding an

imbalance, Ammatherapy, acupuncture, Herbal tea 

will soon put you right, and in the driver's 

seat of your life once again!

Feeling and being responsible is a glorious freedom!

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T'ai Chi Chuan

Tao Te Ching, Lao Tzu's Book of Life

a common explanation about Lao tze, Lao Tzu, is that

he became tired of people coming to him for help

and then disregarding his advice.  He headed for the

hills!  He was going into retirement, to spend the

rest of his life meditating on the mountain.

The gatekeeper begged lao tze to write down

the core of his teachings that it may not be lost

to the people, and he complied.

Look, it cannot be seen~it is beyond form.
Listen, it cannot be heard~it is beyond sound.
Grasp, it cannot be held~it is intangible.
These three are indefinable;
Therefore they are joined in one.

From above it is not bright;
From below it is not dark:
An unbroken thread beyond description.
It returns to nothingness.
The form of the formless,
The image of the imageless,
It is called indefinable and beyond
imagination.

Stand before it and there is no beginning.
Follow it and there is no end.
Stay with the ancient Tao,
Move with the present.

KNOWING THE ANCIENT BEGINNING
IS THE ESSENCE OF THE TAO.

~Tao Te Ching, Chapter Fourteen

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The highest good is like water.
For water benefits the ten thousand things 

without striving.
It settles in places that people avoid 

and so is like the Tao.
In choosing your home look to the land.
In preparing your heart go deep.
In associating with others value gentleness.
In speaking...exhibit good faith.
In governing provide good order.
In the conduct of business be competent.
In action be timely.
Then there is no strife, nothing goes amiss.

Lao Tze

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Verse 16

Empty your mind of all thoughts.
Let your heart be at peace.
Watch the turmoil of beings,
but contemplate their return.

Each separate being in the universe
returns to the common source.
Returning to the source is serenity.

If you don't realize the source,
you stumble in confusion and sorrow.
When you realize where you come from,
you naturally become tolerant,
disinterested, amused,
kindhearted as a grandmother,
dignified as a king.
Immersed in the wonder of the Tao,
you can deal with whatever life brings you,
and when death comes, you are ready.

- Tao Te Ching, Lao Tze Tsu (~551 - 479 BCE)

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I Ching, the Book of Changes

The Book of Changes elucidates the Polarities of 

Life and guides us toward the Middle Way.  

It speaks of the beneficial way and predicts 

the results of self-righteous choices.

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The Tao that can be named is not the true tao

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Since before time and space were,
the Tao is.
It is beyond "is and is not."
How do I know this is true?
I look inside myself and see.
...
Lao zsu

 May all sentient beings achieve Enlightenment

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