Dao De Jing

Gateway into Nature

Non-Fiction - Religion/Philosophy
116 Pages
Reviewed on 10/17/2021
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Author Biography

At the age of sixteen Aviilokín K'shi had a kundalini awakening, which is a primal, cosmic, evolutionary power located at the base of the spine. When awoken, it nourishes a person's evolutionary potential. He attained a modest degree of mediumship; in his contact with "the other side" he was told that meditation is a developed facet of his soul, and that he should give in to it. He was given methods of meditation, which ultimately allowed him to reintegrate the mystical cultivation of his previous lifetimes; including that of the Taoist path. He feels the essence of Taoism is the most relevant gift he wishes to pass on to others, because its emphasis lies so strongly on transcending dogma and human bias, becoming one with something universal in a very free and individualistic way.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Natalie Soine for Readers' Favorite

Dao De Jing: Gateway Into Nature by Aviilokín K'shi is a portrayal of 81 verses written by Lao Zi, a record keeper and librarian in the court of the Zhou Dynasty, approximately 2400 years ago. Dao De Jing became the leading reference for Taoist philosophy (universal essence of all things and empathic relationship with the truths of life). The fabled Chinese sage shared his ancient wisdom that Aviilokín K'shi has translated, explained, and interpreted for modern readers. During a trip to China, Aviilokín K'shi discovered that he had been a humble Taoist mystic in his previous life who was in tune with nature. He has cultivated his Taoist talent to continue and share his journey and the Quanzhen form of Taoism with the rest of the world.

Dao De Jing is well written, and because it consists of short stories, the book can be put down and picked up at any time without losing track. The index is helpful to refer to specific sections. I loved the consistent tone of this book – peace and tranquility. While some verses may be confusing, and to emphasize the full effect, Aviilokín K'shi has included commentaries to some of the verses. The commentaries are extremely helpful for clarity and understanding. The verses are written in a smooth flowing order to slowly introduce the Tao virtues of character and behavior, existence in the most complete and holistic sense, for example, "how to advance into a technological society that destroys neither itself nor its environment." Dao De Jing lives up to its claim of taking the reader on a journey beyond the realm of what we believe to be the truth. Overall, a thoroughly enjoyable book.