You will prepare and submit a term paper on Comparison and Contrast between The Essential Kabbalah and Tao Te Ching. Your paper should be a minimum of 1500 words in length. What is necessary is to grasp and assimilate the teachings of the great ones, and make them a part of the living culture of the society. Whatever is the station of one’s life, and whatever is the vocation, one’s prime concern needs to be to exemplify and demonstrate the validity of the revelations of fathomless wisdom of the enlightened souls of the yore. The differences last up to the mind level. Once one transcends the mind and reaches the realm of bliss, confusion ceases and union of all existence prevails. In the world of God, there are no ifs and buts. It is the ocean of serenity and bliss. Can spirituality, as elucidated in various texts lead humankind to attain the level of hearts full of love, eyes full of understanding, and the life that refuses conflicts?
There are many who, intoxicated by the intellectual achievements, disregard the reality of the Cosmic Supreme. It can not be searched in the world outside. It can be realized in the innermost chambers of the heart of the human being that too through specific spiritual procedures. God is not sitting in the sky granting rewards and passing sentences of punishment. One must develop a passionate and inextinguishable thirst to see, know, and realize the Eternal Principle that engulfs and binds the entire creation. The author uses the words ‘deep’ twice to highlight emphasis. Every individual possesses a divine chest of spiritual gems treasured within him. Notwithstanding the possessor of the divine riches, a normal man, under the spell of ignorance, squanders his entire life without taking advantage of his inner affluence.
In the version regarding God’s encampment Matt explains, “Be aware that God fashioned everything and is within everything. There is nothing else.” (p.25) Every great master acquaints humankind with the same Universal Truth. The divine revelations are given in the form of text or scriptures. The great sages voiced the same ancient wisdom that is eternal. Every doctrine, though appearing unique and different because of being colored by the reflections of the age of its composition, if understood in letter and spirit, leads to the same Supreme Goal.