Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Tao Bible - Job 15:31

Let not him that is deceived trust in vanity: for vanity shall be his recompence.
~ King James version ~

Tao has no self, thus, no vanity.
~ possible Taoist alternative ~
Eliphaz, the Temanite, makes a point not unlike one made by Lao Tzu.

Vanity springs from the ego and distorts our vision. It mangles our appreciation for the cosmos. When we gaze out into the world, all we see is our own haughty reflection. When we become too full of ourselves, we leave little room for the wonder of Tao.

If you're interested in reading more from this experimental series, go to the Tao Bible Index page.

1 comment:

  1. This particular verse contradicts God's character, otherwise God would not care about being praised and glorified if he were not vain.

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