Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu ( Verse 11)

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Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu ( Verse 11)

Thirty spokes converge upon a single hub;
it is in the hole in the center that
the use of the cart hinges.

Shape clay into a vessel;
it is the space within that makes it useful.
Carve fine doors and windows,
but the room is useful in it emptiness.

The usefulness of what is
depends on what is not.

Thirty spokes converge upon a single hub;
it is in the hole in the center that
the use of the cart hinges.

Life comes out of the source. You have to make all the efforts to know the source. When you realize your source, you realize the source of everything in your life.

If you stay connected to the source, everything in the moment remains clear to you. Its only when you get caught up into the momentary situations of your life, you feel yourself disconnected from life, and you go through the process of pain and suffering.

The process of connecting with the source, free you from all the pain and suffering of life.

Can you see the invisible in the visible, there lies the truth. There lies the process of manifestation. Life comes out of invisible.

We have the eyes that only sees the visible. Thus the whole creation is missed. We only see the part of the whole, and thus miss the complete perspective on life.

Learn to see the invisible in visible. See the whole. See the subtle part of everything. Everything has its nature. Everything holds its subtle life.

Be it any aspect of your life. Try to see the whole. If the whole is not visible to you, then wait. Dont hurry. Allow the things to come to the surface. The magic lies in the patience.

Both the subtle as well as the physical makes up the reality. If you can’t see the subtle part of anything, you are missing something.

When you show patience, you notice that the things unfold on its own. The work seems incomplete tends to get complete with the time. Sometimes, when you tends to hurry you add more mess to your life.

Thirty spokes converge upon a single hub;

Here lao tzu, talks about the center point. We all have a center point that allows the life to happen. This center point is the source of life. This center point is not your mind, rather the soul is the center point in your body.

We live our lives following our mind. This disconnects us from the life that works as a whole. You must have noticed that you mis-judge your life everyday. You think in a certain way, but life happens in a completely different way.

Life follows its nature. You have to understand the process of life and connect with it.

The way thirty spokes converge upon a single hub, and it is the hole in the center, that makes the things work, in a similar way you have the center point, i.e. source that allows the life happen through you.

If you disconnect from your source, you disconnect from the life that works as a whole. If you wish to connect with the life, you have to connect with the source. The connection with the source happens by connecting from within. You find your center point within.

With the source you can flow with life. You can never get stuck in the moment. The source accepts everything and rejects nothing. The mind has its reasoning. The source is above the mind. It’s far more intelligent than the mind. The source knows how to make optimum use of the mind.

Shape clay into a vessel;
it is the space within that makes it useful.
Carve fine doors and windows,
but the room is useful in it emptiness.

Our eyes are not developed to see the truth. We are mesmerized by the beautiful houses, cars and all sorts of shiny things, but never try to see the truth behind those things.

It applies to all human beings. We need to understand what are the things that matters and what really serves the purpose in life.

We want everything but we forget to ask, that all does this things really serve the purpose in our lives?

Its not the shiny gadgets that serves the purpose but its utility.

What utility purpose the things you possess serves in your life?

You have the things because its sold in the market. You buy not for its utility purpose, but because its available in the market.

When you want something ask yourself, how useful these things will be in your life and what price are you ready to pay for it?

Are you willing to sacrifice your whole life to build a beautiful villa, which you even can’t enjoy because of your busy schedule?

Its necessary to see the utility of things, and most importantly are you willing to pay the price for it?

Lao tzu in few words explains the whole meaning of things, which takes even years for the average mind to understand.

Life is all about understanding things. All your choice and decisions should come out of deep understanding. If you dont understand something, you can always postpone your decisions, and allow the things to be clear to your mind.

Taking hefty decisions and regret it later, makes you pay a higher price in the future.

The usefulness of what is
depends on what is not.

We only drive the car, but cant see the whole process of manufacturing the car behind it. Its just a metaphor for life.

We only see the present life, but cannot see the whole past behind it. The things in the present comes out of the past. The things which is, comes out of the things which is not. Look at the source of things.

When you see the usefulness of the things you have to understand the source behind it. Everything has its source. If you see the goodness in people, you have to understand that this goodness has not developed in the moment, rather it has been practiced over and over into the past.

Every person has a subtle world within him. The life of him that you see in the outside world, comes out of the subtle world that exists in him.

All the physical things manifest out of the subtle world and all the objective things are visible out of the subjective things. Try to see the complete circle of life to view the whole life.

The incomplete picture is only confusing and will only add more confusion to life. Live life inside out, and move deeper and deeper within the source. Its the source of life in you that will make the outside life clear to you.

Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu ( Verse 12)

The five colors blind the eye.
The five tones deafen the ear.
The five flavors dull the taste.
The chase and the hunt craze people’s minds.

To be continued…

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