Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Day 04: Taoist Bible Quote

One of my favorite aspects of Taoism is how it manages to work with many different concepts as opposed to contradicting them.  It may sound blasphemous to some, but Christianity has many similar teachings to Taoism (there are many no so Taoist teachings as well, mind you).  Here are some interesting quotes from the Holy Bible that are Taoist in nature.

"Many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first." - Matthew 19:30

"For what is a man advantaged, if he gain the whole world, and lose himself, or be cast away?" - Luke 9:25

"He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal." - John 12:25

Much of Jesus' well known Sermon on the Mount have similar teachings, though too lengthy to begin quoting.

"Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth." - Matthew 5:5

I notice that much of the teachings learned from Jesus Christ himself are similar to the teaches of Lao Tzu.  I am happy to have this commonality with the most common religion in the Western world.

1 comment:

  1. Great post. Instead of focusing on how it's all so different, I wish more people (especially the intolerant) could see the similarities.