FISH AND TAO OF THE EASTERN CHURCH

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PostFri Feb 18, 2011 7:05 pm » by Eliakim


As we know the fish became the symbol of the Church, but few in the Church know that the fish symbol was part of many ancient cultures.

Fish existed prior to the Church, it is a TAO symbol. Little do the Church know that the TAO is in the mosiacs of the ancient Churches. Most of which were destroyed and built over.

The original TAO symbol was two fishes swimming head to tail in harmonic concordance.

There was no yin/yang originally.

The fish is also a very important symbol in Buddhism and Hindu.

The golden fish saved the people from the floods and was believed to be a vehicle of Vishnu. In Buddhism it is a symbol of Quan Yin and is also symbolic of the footprint of Buddha. As we know both Christ and Buddha were called fishers of men.

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PostFri Feb 18, 2011 7:31 pm » by Eliakim



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So what were Christ and Buddha doing by being fishers of men?

Saving people from themselves and their emotions that co-create disease.

They were teaching people to become masters of the self so that they could have a healthy consciousness. Did other spiritual teachers down the ages do this?

Of course.

In fact, there was a time in India when the gurus would hit their students to bring up their issues for healing.

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PostSat Feb 19, 2011 2:26 am » by Eliakim


Sock, I have been asked to take a look at easter.

What do you have on 'Īd al-Fiṣḥ' festival? Seems its mentioned in connection with Christian Easter, and Jewish Passover.

In Northern Europe its also the goddess of the Dawn. OsTARA

Very close to the Tibetan TARA...

This being the Chinese Year of the Rabbit, is bound to be a good one for the Easter bunnies.



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