By Hieromonk Damascene
Now not before has the traditional knowledge of Lao Tzu been provided along the otherworldly revelation of Jesus Christ in a fashion that encompasses the entire value of either. Christ the everlasting Tao offers the Tao Teh Ching as a foreshadowing of what will be printed by means of Christ, and Lao Tzu himself as a Far-Eastern prophet of Christ the incarnate God.
Through heretofore unpublished translations and teachings of Gi-ming Shien -- possibly the best chinese language thinker to have ever come to the West -- this ebook uncovers the esoteric center of the Tao Teh Ching. Then, in the course of the transmission of mystics of the traditional Christian East, Lao Tzu's educating is introduced right into a new measurement, exploding with new meanings. Christ, in flip, is obvious in a different mild, His natural picture shining within the readability of Lao Tzu's intuitive imaginative and prescient.
With its useful, time-tested recommendation on tips on how to unite oneself with the incarnate Tao and obtain uncreated Teh, this is often either a philosophical source-book and a religious guide, touching the center and best one to profound inward transformation. it's a long-awaited resolution to those that, having became clear of sleek Western "churchianity," are attracted to the freshness, directness and ease of Lao Tzu, and whilst are unusually, inexplicably drawn again to the all-compelling fact of Jesus Christ.
The e-book is embellished with chinese language calligraphy and seals (created particularly for it by means of recognized chinese language artists), and with conventional chinese language work of the lifetime of Christ.
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