Quote of the Day: Lao Tzu

quote74“Tao creates one. One creates two.
Two creates three. Three creates all phenomena.”
~ Lao Tzu

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Beautiful words which to me symbolize how philosophy and science go hand-in-hand.

At first glance, this quote may mean very little to most people. Wong Kiew Kit explains it with the following:

“Tao, which is a convenient name for the Supreme Reality, creates the cosmos. There are two aspects of the cosmos, namely yin and yang. From yin and yang are derived positive energy, negative energy, and neutral energy. These three fundamental types of energy react endlessly to form all phenomena.”

The positive, negative, and neutral energies that Wong Kiew Kit is talking about are the protons, electrons, and neutrons we learned about in science class, which make up all manifested phenomena around us.

In this way, we can see that manifested phenomena are the same as the opposing yet complimentary energies they are created from; just as the yin and yang energies are the same as Tao (the absolute, undifferentiated reality of supreme consciousness).

Everything, though they may seem different outwardly, is of the same source.

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