Using the Tao Te Ching?

Discussion in 'Tao' started by iBrian, Mar 7, 2004.

  1. iBrian

    iBrian Peace, Love and Unity Admin

    Jul 15, 2003
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    Using the I Ching?

    I'm curious as to the actual purpose of using the I Ching.

    Is it actually used by people to define their lives on a daily basis - or is it a many layered concept, where seeming literal meanings have many far deeper interpretations?
  2. Vajradhara

    Vajradhara One of Many

    Jul 10, 2003
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    Namaste brian,

    for this topic, i can only approach it from the Spiritual Alchemy schools. the I Ching is a complete description for the process of going from a mortal to a spiritual immortal.

    When Fu Xi observed nature he wrote his observations down and these became the I Ching that was used by the people to guide them during their development.

    Taoism was plagued by many dangerous byways and side tracks.. one of these was using the I Ching as an oracle or fortune telling device or so the Spiritual Alchemists hold.

    i'll see if i can dig up any of my text notes on this and i'll try to get them posted here asap.

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