Biblical wisdom is God's wisdom expressed in the Bible. Tao is the ancient human wisdom from China, which is different from the conventional wisdom. Tao or the Way is the link between human and spiritual wisdom. Understanding Tao wisdom may enable humans to intuit and internalize Biblical wisdom. Wisdom in living holds the key to the art of living well.
Thursday, March 8, 2018
The Path to Spiritual Wisdom
Human existence is meaningless, if it is devoid of
happiness. Human happiness is contingent on human wisdom, which holds the key to ultimate success in the quest for happiness.
But the search for happiness is unattainable for many. The happiness quest is like a carrot and
stick—forever unreachable and unattainable. Maybe that explains the painstaking
pursuit of happiness by many through wisdom. Indeed, happiness is not only
abstract and intangible, but also elusive and evasive. What happiness to one
individual may not be happiness to another—just as one man’s meat is another
man’s poison. Happiness is uniquely personal. In addition, even if it is
attainable, happiness comes and goes, just as day and night. Furthermore, no
matter what, happiness has to come to an end with the expiration of life.
It is human nature to seek happiness by any means, and
wisdom is often considered the most appropriate way to attain happiness. During
the brief lifespan, humans seek wisdom to help them pursue their happiness that
may come to them in many different forms, such as abundant wealth, good
careers and endeavors, among others. Happiness can be achieved only with both human wisdom and spiritual wisdom: human wisdom to understand spiritual wisdom..
author's own translation of "Tao Te Ching" is based on his belief
that Lao Tzu's masterpiece is about the Creator of the universe, and that with
true human wisdom man sees not only the manifestations but also the mysteries
of His creation.
book is about true human wisdom without the "conditioned" thinking of
contemporary wisdom. Without the "reverse" mindset of Lao Tzu, man
may have difficulties in understanding the wisdom of God expressed in the
book is divided into four parts.
Part One is
about the author’s reasons for writing the book, and also why "Tao Te
Ching" is a "must read" for anyone who seeks real human wisdom.
Part Two is
the author’s own translation of the 81 chapters of "Tao Te Ching"
with respect to the Bible; each chapter is followed by some selected Bible
verses for further reflection on what Lao Tzu has said.
Part Three is
about the essentials of Tao wisdom with detailed explanation in plain English
and with everyday life examples to help the reader understand the profound
wisdom of Lao Tzu.
Part Four is
an explanation of how Tao wisdom may help the reader understand God's wisdom in
the Bible. Tao is the Way to Biblical wisdom.