By Hieromonk Damascene
No longer beforehand has the traditional knowledge of Lao Tzu been offered along the otherworldly revelation of Jesus Christ in a manner that encompasses the total importance of either. Christ the everlasting Tao provides 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Through heretofore unpublished translations and teachings of Gi-ming Shien -- might be the best chinese language thinker to have ever come to the West -- this ebook uncovers the esoteric center of the Tao Teh Ching. Then, throughout the transmission of mystics of the traditional Christian East, Lao Tzu's educating is introduced right into a new measurement, exploding with new meanings. Christ, in flip, is visible in a different mild, His natural photograph shining within the readability of Lao Tzu's intuitive imaginative and prescient.
With its useful, time-tested suggestion on how you can unite oneself with the incarnate Tao and procure uncreated Teh, this is often either a philosophical source-book and a religious handbook, touching the guts and top one to profound inward transformation. it's a long-awaited resolution to people who, having became clear of glossy Western "churchianity," are interested in the freshness, directness and straightforwardness of Lao Tzu, and even as are surprisingly, inexplicably drawn again to the all-compelling fact of Jesus Christ.
The booklet is decorated with chinese language calligraphy and seals (created in particular for it by way of famous chinese language artists), and with conventional chinese language work of the lifetime of Christ.
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C D We can further demonstrate the identification of the shelters of the Tabernacles festival as replicas of the Glory theophany and at the same 23 time clarify the choice of the myrtle in Zech 1:8 as a symbolic cipher for these booths by tracing the matter to its ultimate roots. Hovering over the mountain of God in Eden, the Glory-cloud was a shelter, a shade by day and light by night, a roof and a lamp. God was man's original dwelling place. This is the picture that informs prophetic views of the paradise of the new creation (Isa 4:5,6; Rev 22:5).
It is especially (though not for the first time) in the present age of the church that this semi-eschatological situation obtains, the Consummation being already experienced in the inner glory of the supernatural presence and renewing power of the Spirit, even while the Consummation in its external dimensions of glory is not yet attained. And this realized eschatology of the inner glory of the Spirit, experienced even in the time of our tabernacling in the wilderness of this present age, we find to have had a place in the rich symbolism of the Feast of Tabernacles.