Lao Tze says:
"Being eternal means everything returns to it."
The material computer mind believes there is an actual material place to go to, like the paradise, or a heavenly place. Returning to it is a symbolic, to detach from the material point of view so that you may Be IT. Even the words are limiting to describe the return or the state, even this mind is limited to describe such Greatness. Lao Tze had the greatest description for it. There are no words that can describe the Tao. Returning to the Tao is realizing we are the Tao and not the material forms of expression. We connect with the material nature through the objects of the senses which are the five organs: eyes, mouth, ears, skin, and nose. The senses are a way for us as souls to learn when the body's limits have being reached, or when the body needs some care an attention. As souls we don't have the need for food, but the body needs food. We don't have to be careful when in danger because we don't die, but we need the body to fulfill our realization through it and all understandings on this nature, therefore we need to listen to danger when it comes so we may act and protect the body.
Returning to the Great, is realizing we are a drop of IT. We are the drop that came from the GREAT Ocean. The material world is but a glimpse of the Great Nature. "As above so below", said Jesus Christ. Yet our material computer mind cannot understand such greatness in words. We are drops of water within the earth, we are not the earth, we are the water. When it returns to the clouds it does it in the form of vapor, or air, it is never vanished, only the dirt that was on it remain in the earth, but the drop of water is now as light as the air and it remains pure. Then it merges with the great and it drops into earth again in the form of water.
Every time it rains, a new soul is born into the material form. Through the heat it returns to the Great. Although it passed through rivers, oceans, dirt and all other material forms, as if it was those forms, it remained pure. Because no dirt can ever be mixed with the water. Is like water and oil, they will never mix, you can never get the water dirty with oil even when they are together. So we are (souls), we never commit sin, we are never impure, none of the mistakes are our mistakes, they are mistakes of the earth, the material form. We can only learn to be through this material form. We can only learn to be virtuous through this material mind. We are here to learn being body while understanding we are souls. Is a soul learning to be embodied. There are no manuals, no guides to teach us when the souls enters the body. Life is the manual, life is the guide. Look around you, everything you see, hear, touch, feel, taste is a lesson.
We are not even the emotions, we are not the senses, at some point of your life you have experienced nothing during an event. Done blame yourSelf, it is your nature to observe. You are like a mirror, when there is laugh, You laugh, when there is pain, You cry, but you do not suffer, you are not the laugh, you are not the tears, You are still, You are observing the thoughts, the emotions, the waves, yet never entangled. There is no like or dislike, there is no want or not want, there simply Is. Action rather than Reaction.
Practice Today: "Act in every thing that is your duty, without judging the action, nor reacting. Don't like nor dislike just act."
You are not the body, is the material nature as some calls (Mother) whom does it all. You are simply the observer, then You have returned to the Great. Then you has realized You are THee, You were never apart from it, it was only an illusion, a dream of separation. You got in a car, thought you were the car, but then realized You are the driver, then you could drive consciously, then You enjoyed the Ride, and when You reached the goal, You got out of the car with more experience, more knowledge and Pure.
THE TAO TREE