010.003 Verily your Lord is God, who created the heavens and the earth in six days, and is firmly established on the throne, regulating and governing all things. No intercessor except after His leave. This is God your Lord; Him therefore serve ye: will ye not receive admonition?
Before the mountains were made, or the earth and the world was formed; from eternity and to eternity thou art God.
|Clambering up the Cold Mountain path,|
The Cold Mountain trail goes on and on:
The long gorge choked with scree and boulders,
The wide creek, the mist-blurred grass.
The moss is slippery, though there's been no rain
The pine sings, but there's no wind.
Who can leap the world's ties
And sit with me among the white clouds?
The mountains melted like wax, at the presence of the Lord: at the presence of the Lord of all the earth.
010.018 They serve, besides God, things that hurt them not nor profit them, and they say: "These are our intercessors with God." Say: "Do ye indeed inform God of something He knows not, in the heavens or on earth?- Glory to Him! and far is He above the partners they ascribe (to Him)!"
And he said: The Lord is my rock, and my strength, and my saviour.
And he took me up in spirit to a great and high mountain: and he shewed me the holy city Jerusalem coming down out of heaven from God,
Jesus saith to them: But whom do you say that I am?
[Jesus said] I am the good shepherd; and I know mine, and mine know me.
[Jesus said] I am come a light into the world; that whosoever believeth in me, may not remain in darkness.
Attain the ultimate emptiness
Hold on to the truest tranquility
The myriad things are all active
I therefore watch their return
Everything flourishes; each returns to its root
Returning to the root is called tranquility
Tranquility is called returning to one's nature
Returning to one's nature is called constancy
Knowing constancy is called clarity
Not knowing constancy, one recklessly causes trouble
Knowing constancy is acceptance
Acceptance is impartiality
Impartiality is sovereign
Sovereign is Heaven
Heaven is Tao
Tao is eternal
The self is no more, without danger