TAO: The Path of Love, Happiness and Wholeness
Satsang with Gitenon Thursday evenings during November, December 2014 and January 2015 in Stockholm
The new Satsang series with Giten on Tao – The Way of Love, Happiness and Wholeness began on November 6 in Stockholm. Giten started this Satsang by lecturing on Tao and commenting on Lao Tzu’s book “Tao Te Ching” and Lu Tzu’s book “The Secrets of the Golden Flower”, one the most esoteric and unknown books in the World.
In his initial lecture, Giten focused on three basic concepts in Tao: 1.The opposite poles and tendencies of Life 2. Wu Wei – Action through inaction and 3. Silence and emptiness.
The Satsang ended in silence.
Below you will find an excerpt from the lecture in English.
The lecture was also recorded live and will be available shortly in Swedish on YouTube.
The Satsang series on Tao continues during the winter in Stockholm.
GITEN ON TAO
Lao Tzu’s first paragraph in the book “Tao Te Ching” is that the Tao that can be told is not the absolute Tao.
Lao Tzu has his own logic, the logic of paradoxes, the logic of life.
To understand Tao, you will have to create eyes.
Lao Tzu believes in the unity of opposites, because that is how life is.
The Tao can be communicated, but it can only be communicated from heart to heart, from being to being, from love to love, from silence to silence.
Truth is always realized in silence. In silence, the truth is realized.
You reach to truth through silence.
All spiritual books tries to say something that can not be said in the hope that a thirst, a longing, is created in your heart to know the truth.
Tao is totality. Life exists through the tension of the opposites, the meeting of the opposites.
Lao Tzu says that the opposite poles of life are not really opposites, but complementaries.
Thinking is always of opposites. Lao Tzu says: drop the split attitude. Be simple.
And when you are simple, you do not choose. Lao Tzu says: be choiceless, let life flow.
Enjoy both poles in life, and then your life becomes a symphony of opposites.
How to drop the mind: do not choose. If you do not choose, the mind drops.
Live life as it comes – float. Float with life. Enjoy the moment in its totality,
It is to live as part of the whole, to live as part of existence.
If you become silent and empty, everything will come on it’s own accord.
When you live without any desire for power, position, fame or success, the whole existence pours down into your emptiness.
– Swami Dhyan Giten
Satsang, November 6, 2014 in Stockholm
Practical information for Satsang with Gitenduring the Winter in Stockholm
Time: 10 Thursday evenings, 19.00 PM – 21.00 PM
November: 6, 13, 20, 27
December: 4, 11, 18
Januari 2015: 8, 15, 22
Price: 1200 SEK – 120 EUR/10 Thursday evenings. Single evenings can also be booked by advance booking. Advance booking: swami.dhyan.giten(a)gmail.com. Price, single evenings: 150 SEK – 15 EUR.
Place: Farsta/Stockholm. 15 minutes from Stockholm City
Information and registration: swami.dhyan.giten(a)gmail.com