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Old 20-11-2020, 10:26 PM
Molearner Molearner is offline
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A couple of more dots to connect.....in post #8 I mentioned ‘eternal truth’ as the pearl of great value. Paul had spoke of gaining Christ as the most valuable thing. We are reminded of Jesus saying....” I am the way, the life and the TRUTH”. In Paul’s opinion Christ was the eternal truth.....
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Old 21-11-2020, 08:23 AM
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Sky123,

These 2 opposite interpretations (one with Jesus as the merchant...the other as us as the merchant) suggest how the duality of 2 can morph into the non duality of 1. When opposites attract they merge into 1(marriage). In this instance we can be inspired by either. The net result is that we were inspired....the result being more important than the reason......if that makes any sense.....:)


Makes perfect sense


' When opposites attract they merge into 1(marriage).'

Obviously Yin/Yang in Taoism..
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Old 21-11-2020, 08:29 AM
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A couple of more dots to connect.....in post #8 I mentioned ‘eternal truth’ as the pearl of great value. Paul had spoke of gaining Christ as the most valuable thing. We are reminded of Jesus saying....” I am the way, the life and the TRUTH”. In Paul’s opinion Christ was the eternal truth.....


If you see the ' Pearl ' as Wisdom then you could say Paul had the Wisdom to see Christ as the ' Eternal Truth '....
Different interpretations
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Old 21-11-2020, 06:02 PM
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Fascinating - For those that don't click the link.
The 2 sentence copy limit, btw.


The Jesus Sutras teach that because people’s innate good nature had become confused and obscured
(Christians might say “marred by sin”), God had to come to Earth as Ye Su (Jesus).

“Therefore, my Lord Ye Su, the One emanating in three subtle bodies, hid his true power, became a human,
and came on behalf of the Lord of Heaven to preach the good teachings” (2:17).


Do you see our normal condition and human natures as being corrupted?

I have no problem of evil and thus do not.

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Old 21-11-2020, 06:09 PM
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Sky123,

These 2 opposite interpretations (one with Jesus as the merchant...the other as us as the merchant) suggest how the duality of 2 can morph into the non duality of 1. When opposites attract they merge into 1(marriage). In this instance we can be inspired by either. The net result is that we were inspired....the result being more important than the reason......if that makes any sense.....:)

"When opposites attract they merge into 1(marriage)."

I disagree, and so does my wife. She compliments me. She does not oppose me.

Yin and Yang are not opposites. They compliment each other, like front and back.

I hope your wife is not the opposite of you. Why would you marry such a person if she was?

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Old 21-11-2020, 06:23 PM
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Makes perfect sense


' When opposites attract they merge into 1(marriage).'

Obviously Yin/Yang in Taoism..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3LJ5HNfNEY

Think complimentary and not opposite. This author ended in promoting Taoism.

I like this as well. from the same author.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXi_ldNRNtM#t=134

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Old 21-11-2020, 06:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Soul Seeker
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3LJ5HNfNEY

Think complimentary and not opposite. This author ended in promoting Taoism.

I like this as well. from the same author.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXi_ldNRNtM#t=134

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DL



Yin/Yang represent two different sides of one coin, opposites but their properties are complementary and dependent on one another as one can't exist without the other. Each contains the seed of the other....
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Old 21-11-2020, 06:43 PM
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Do you see our normal condition and human natures as being corrupted?
You're asking me?
No. I have said many times here our true self, our true nature,
our core, our essence is pure, full of wonder and innocent.
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Through delusion you are perceiving yourself as a bundle of flesh and bones...Meditate unceasingly,
that you quickly behold yourself as the Infinite Essence" ~~Lahiri Mahasaya, the guru of Yogananda's guru.

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Old 21-11-2020, 06:45 PM
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"When opposites attract they merge into 1(marriage)."

I disagree, and so does my wife. She compliments me. She does not oppose me.

Yin and Yang are not opposites. They compliment each other, like front and back.

I hope your wife is not the opposite of you. Why would you marry such a person if she was?

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DL





' When opposites attract they merge into 1(marriage)." '


Yin/Yang is not about opposing but being complimentary. They work together to bring balance and harmony....
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Old 21-11-2020, 08:05 PM
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Yin/Yang represent two different sides of one coin, opposites but their properties are complementary and dependent on one another as one can't exist without the other. Each contains the seed of the other....

Indeed, but again, they are not of opposing value. The rear is not a minus value.

If I gave you a coin with the front rubbed away, the opposite side would still be seen and of thus the coin would not lose it's value.

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