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Heaven and Earth last forever. 

Why do heaven and Earth last forever? 

They are unborn, 

So ever living. 

The sage stays behind, thus he is ahead. 

He is detached, thus at one with all. 

Through selfless action, he attains fulfillment.

 

Any thoughts?

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On 12/6/2019 at 8:11 AM, Tom said:

Heaven and Earth last forever. 

Why do heaven and Earth last forever? 

They are unborn, 

So ever living. 

The sage stays behind, thus he is ahead. 

He is detached, thus at one with all. 

Through selfless action, he attains fulfillment.

 

Any thoughts?

 

This is a tough one so I will just quote Jeff.

 

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Heaven and Earth are at one with the Dao and hence do not die.

Why do heaven and earth not die?

Because they are unattached and so never really born (self aware).

The Sage drops his views and is detached, thus he/she becomes like heaven and earth.

Being like heaven and earth (and detached) the Sage is one with all.

Thus the Sage naturally performs selfless action, and so is fulfilled.

 

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21 hours ago, Tuesday said:

Why is attached born and not attached not born?

Because birth is an attachment?

Feel like i'm missing something.

 

Here is a post on Creation.

 

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We have not "fallen" from emptiness based upon any "lack".  It is more like we "bubble up" from emptiness.  In the that bubbling up (of potential) process, we manifest in the broader buddhamind space.  Kind of like the primordial buddha providing a stable bubble (what we call the universe), so that we can grow and stabilize as a being.

As part of this individual stabilization, everyone becomes "self aware".  In this early self aware phase, one becomes attached to various items that they perceive in the stable bubble of buddhamind. This attachment is basis of all of the ego stuff that sentient beings experience.

 

As you start to clear away those attachments, you become unattached and realize that you are heaven and earth. The cool thing about the TTC is that one stays behind to help others.

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22 hours ago, Tom said:

 

Here is a post on Creation.

 

 

As you start to clear away those attachments, you become unattached and realize that you are heaven and earth. The cool thing about the TTC is that one stays behind to help others.

 

Thank you for this Tom. Really liked the Creation post.:)

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