By Hieromonk Damascene
No longer earlier has the traditional knowledge of Lao Tzu been provided along the otherworldly revelation of Jesus Christ in a fashion that encompasses the entire importance of either. Christ the everlasting Tao offers the Tao Teh Ching as a foreshadowing of what will be published 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Through heretofore unpublished translations and teachings of Gi-ming Shien -- probably the best chinese language thinker to have ever come to the West -- this ebook uncovers the esoteric center of the Tao Teh Ching. Then, during the transmission of mystics of the traditional Christian East, Lao Tzu's instructing is introduced right into a new size, exploding with new meanings. Christ, in flip, is obvious in a special mild, His natural snapshot shining within the readability of Lao Tzu's intuitive imaginative and prescient.
With its sensible, time-tested recommendation on the best way to unite oneself with the incarnate Tao and procure uncreated Teh, this can be either a philosophical source-book and a non secular guide, touching the guts and prime one to profound inward transformation. it's a long-awaited resolution to people who, having grew to become clear of smooth Western "churchianity," are attracted to the freshness, directness and ease of Lao Tzu, and whilst are surprisingly, inexplicably drawn again to the all-compelling fact of Jesus Christ.
The publication is decorated with chinese language calligraphy and seals (created specifically for it by means of recognized chinese language artists), and with conventional chinese language work of the lifetime of Christ.
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