To emphasize and substantiate that the Almighty Divine Source is omnipresent and the Allness of creation, simultaneously, formless and unmanifested, far removed from the creation—The Tao Te Ching corroborates with the Hebrew Scriptures and The Bhagavad Gita to comprehend the deeper context of the subject. In the six century BCE, Lao Tuz (old master) wrote the Tao Te Ching. The Tao Te Ching provided an influence in the region of China and the religion of Taoism was formed. The same concept happened with all the writings and teachings of people of a higher consciousness, a religion was formed: The Greek scriptures—Christianity, The Hebrew scriptures—Judaism, The Bhagavad Gita—the school of enlightenment, Hinduism, and the Krishna religion, the teaching of The Buddha—Buddhism, the teachings of Muhammad—Islam, and the scripture of the Tao Te Ching—Taoism. Religion possesses a measure of truth, although deception, and falsehood predominates.
For a person to grasp the compatibility of all scripture, and to identify the truth in each set of writings, the person must let go of any positionality of religious dogma. Any type of position from holding on to the attachment of a religion, or even one set of scripture, will be a detriment to a individual’s spiritual growth. A Christian can still hold on to the belief of Jesus; at the same time consume the truth of the Bhagavad Gita or Tao Te Ching. The problem is the positionality and the attachment of saying “I am a Christian” which creates an opposite of duality, in turn causes an attachment. Considering this, the spiritual student will benefit studying the Tao Te Ching along with the varieties of scripture that is available around the world without attaching into a religion.
Throughout the world of religions there are a variety of designates or titles allotted to identify the Almighty Divine Creator: YHWH—Hebrew, God the Father—Christian, Allah—Islam, however, Allah defines as “The God”, Master or God—Judaism, Brahman—Hindu, Tao—Taoism, The Great Spirit—American Indian, and countless more titles around the world. Whatever might be a suitable way for an individual to personalize their relationship with their Creator can be applicable as long as the person is not appended to religion or detailed positioned dogma of a religion. If there is an attachment with a religion—such as Christianity—then the friendship with the Divine is obscured from the attached positionality and the idolatry of the religion. The lower entities are who has control of all the religions in this world. This whole world is under the domination of the wicked ones. Moses and Jesus taught to be no part of the world.
The Tao Te Ching is translated into 84 easy chapters occupied with wisdom and knowledge. The first chapter starts out with a phenomena,
The tao that can be told is not the eternal Tao
The name that can be named is not the eternal Name.
The unnamable is the eternally real.
Naming is the origin of all particular things.
Free from desire, you realize the mystery.
Caught in desire, you see only the manifestations.
Yet mystery and manifestations arise from the same source.
This source is called darkness.
Darkness within darkness.
The gateway to all understanding.
Ascertaining different context of scripture requires discernment. Analyzing the author’s style of writing is essential. Discerning the writer’s perception within their era of life, and considering their culture is indispensable for deep understanding of the context. Studying with an introspective eye of scrutiny, and by using a perceptiveness of discrimination without any positionality will lead to recognizing the context of truth within the scripture. The Tao teaches the unnameable is the real—free from desire—mystery and manifestations come from the same source, darkness is the gateway to understanding. The source is called the darkness, darkness within darkness. Discern the comparison in Psalms 97…
The LORD reigns, let the earth be glad; let the distant shores rejoice.
Clouds and thick darkness surround him; righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.
Fire goes before him and consumes his foes on every side.
His lightning lights up the world; the earth sees and trembles.
The mountains melt like wax before the LORD, before the Lord of all the earth. —Psalms 97
The Tao is like a well: used but never used up.
It is like the eternal void: filled with infinite possibilities.
It is hidden but always present.
I don’t know who gave birth to it.
It is older than God. —Tao Te Ching Chapter 4
Hidden but always present is in reference to omnipresent—present within everything, but, simultaneously—unmanifest, distant, and hidden. When Lao Tuz was writing and using the term “older than God” this could have been a reference to the gods or spirit beings, as “older than then gods”. The Tao Te Ching reveals the source of the light and darkness or good and bad.
The Tao doesn’t take sides; it gives birth to both good and evil.
The Master doesn’t take sides; she welcomes both saints and sinners.
The Tao is like a bellows: it is empty yet infinitely capable.
The more you use it, the more it produces; the more you talk of it, the less you understand.
Hold on to the center. —Chapter 5
The Tao Te Ching is wonderful scripture that reveals a description of the Almighty Divine such as the Bhagavad Gita. When referring to the “Master”, Lao Tuz, the pronoun usage of “She” instead of “He” an interesting context to analyze. Chapter 7 emphasizes the context of beginningless and omnipresent of the Almighty Divine Source.
The Tao is infinite, eternal.
Why is it eternal?
It was never born; thus it can never die.
Why is it infinite?
It has no desires for itself; thus it is present for all beings.
The Master stays behind; that is why she is ahead.
She is detached from all things; that is why she is one with them.
Because she has let go of herself, she is perfectly fulfilled. —Chapter 7
The Tao Te Ching is scripture that teaches non-attachment, eternity, and the omnipresent of the Divine Source as “The Tao”. The context of the “master” is taught within the context of the Anointed one, Jesus. From the writings of The Tao Te Ching, The Dhammapada, The Bhagavad Gita, and the teachings of Moses and Jesus, the similarities are astonishing—therefore, if a person abandons their poistionality and attachment concerning ardent dogma—individual spiritual progression will become benign. Absorption of all scripture that is available can cause enlightenment.
Owed to the fact that Muhammad lived at a higher level of consciousness, and that about a billion people of the population in the earth conjecture the Qu’ran. What does the Qu’ran have to say about the Divine Source and the context of omnipresent?