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Meditating on the Night Sky — A Taoist Exercise from the Hua Hu Ching

The Hua Hu Ching gives the following exercise for meditating on the night sky…

The Hua Hu Ching, an ancient Taoist text containing oral teachings attributed to Lao Tzu, gives the following exercise for meditating on the night sky:

Do you imagine the universe is agitated?
 Go into the desert at night and look out at the stars. This practice should answer the question. The superior person settles her mind as the universe settles the stars in the sky. By connecting her mind with the subtle origin, she calms it. Once calmed, it naturally expands, and ultimately her mind becomes as vast and immeasurable as the night sky.

~Hua Hu Ching, Chapter Five. Translated by Brian Walker

Meditating on the Night Sky — A Taoist Exercise from the Hua Hu Ching

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  • To have our mind at peace like that, and to feel a deeper peace naturally expanding from it, it seems so peaceful 🙂

    I think I’ll try this practice tonight when I go to sleep. Not sure if there will be any stars out here tonight, but rather I’ll try to visualise being in that cool ocean of vast space and tranquil shining stars, and try to connect to the source of peace and reach a quietness in the mind from it.

    Thank you for finding this in practice in this ancient text.

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