Dear Mr Shuyumin, please ponder over a note of reflection on the Tao Te Ching as seen thru th islamic light. May the vibrations and restlessness in the seeker heart find no stillness except after complete submission to the Lord of Two East and West. Light of Heaven and Earth. He guide whom He wills to His Light.
A NOTE OF REFLECTION ON TAO
prominent Chinese muslim scholars namely Imam Wang Daiyue and Shaykh Liu Chi
completed this da’wah mission to the future Chinese generation by writing
several Islamic books and comparative religion/sufic texts drawing heavily from
Confucian, Buddhism and Tao principles. Here, a Chinese seeker take a relook at
two chapter of Tao Te Ching with some sufic insights after several hundred
27 Mac 2007. to fill my precious time while traveling from Putrajaya on the
ERL-KLIA Transit to KL Sentral, I opened an old book titled Lectures on The Tao
The Ching by Professor Cheng Man Jan. Published in 1981 North Atlantic Books, California. Out the
window, I could see the beautiful fields, lakes and orchards of University
Putra, Serdang in the morning sun. Here are the tit bits for your cup of tea :
Chapter 47 of Lao Tzu Sayings
leaving his door, one can understand the world.
glancing out the window
One can see
the Tao of Heaven.
one travels the less one knows.
That is why
the Sage (a Sufi or Wali in Islamic tradition)
travel and yet understands,
look and yet (can) names (things)
act and yet completes (the affairs).
knowledge, one accumulates daily.
Tao, one loses daily.
and lose, until one reaches Wu-wei(Non-action)
yet there is nothing left undone.
To win the
world one must not act for gain.
If one acts
for gain, one will able to win the world.
( a little
commentary : in constrast, practitioners of Tao
reduce desire,’ lose and lose and lose’, until
the state of Non-action..those who act
against the Tao. Those rebels against Tao
means to win over the world.
Wu wei can
also means complete surrender or submission
of the self
before the Overpowering Reality.
annihilation or fana and
event, came illumination of the spirit and
unveilings to the blessed seeker. The nafs, lower desire,
force, nafs ammara and nafs lawwama had crushed.
is the light and wisdom of the serene self.
in another sense was being honored and elevated
To the alam
malakut where he sees wonders of Unseen. He leaves
intellect, will, power, opinions etc and fly without wings ! )