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                              Christ The Eternal Tao

 

In the oldest form in which we find the Chinese written character Tao 

it appears like this

 

 composed of three elements

a road 

a human head

and a human foot

The head is topped with the two plumes that were used in ancient days to signify the rank of General and thus it means the leader; the picture of the foot has the meaning to follow.

The ancient Da Zhuan style character for Tao can be deciphered as

"To follow The Leader on the road."

 

 

 Mine is the way, follow me...

John 14:6

 

This is The Way, walk in it.

Isaiah 30:21

 

 The Way of Jesus-of dying to an old way of being and being born into a new Way of being-is a universal Way known to all the religions of the world and to millions who have never heard of Jesus.   -Anonymous Hindu Priest

 

There are many truths in other traditions, both those handed down from a past when people were closer to God, and those discovered by gifted persons in the reaches of the mind; but the full Truth is only in Christ, God's revelation of Himself to humankind. - Hieromonk Damascene

 

Before the Word came into the world

The sages sought Him out in every place.

They saw Him not, but sensed His presence everywhere.

 They found Him in living beings, mountain crags, and flowing streams,

in seas and winds.

He was not these things, but He spoke in these things, guiding them.

All things followed His course.

Therefore the sages called Him by His other name:

The Way

-Gi Ming Shien

 


                               

 

 

 

                          Translations and characters from Christ The Eternal Tao by Heiromonk Damascene,                                      ©1999 by St. Herman of Alaska Brotherhood

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