The Tao in chapter 1 addresses two things: the eternal name that cannot be named.

And following it – the issue of manifestation.

Free from desire, you realize the mystery.

Caught in desire, you see only the manifestations.

Yet mystery and manifestations

arise from the same source.

This source is called darkness.

Darkness within darkness.

The gateway to all understanding.

Tao Te Ching, Chapter 1

There are two interesting teachings in this chapter.

First, the Tao admits that desire triggers manifestation.  You know what you want, you see what you want and you are bound to manifest it.  How the manifestation comes about is ignored by the Tao.   The mechanics of manifestation are not important. The machinery of manifestation is taken for granted by the Tao.

Teaching: Manifestation takes care of itself.  Do not be bothered by the details.

The second teaching is that the manifestation arises “mysteriously” from the “Source”.   The Source is engulfed in the darkness.  Once you accept the fact the Source is not seen, yet it exists, then you entered the gateway to all understanding.

Teaching: Manifestation is a secondary by-product of the wider process.

The ultimate essence of Zen Attraction & Manifestation is giving up the insatiable need to attract or manifest.

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About Mandy Lender

Mandy Lender, MD is an author, physician, public speaker, volunteer and adventurer. He published two books and two more books are in progress. Links:
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