How can one explain “essence and manifestation” and

“origin and terminal” in Scriptures?

 

“Essence and manifestation” and “origin and terminal” can be explained

as the root and twigs of a tree.  These can be applied to what is divine and

what is common.

 

To Tao, when the True Self is the essence, the heart is the manifestation;

when the heart is the essence, the actions of four limbs are the

manifestations.  The common also knows that the heart is the essence,

but they only know the physical heart.  In reality, the physical heart is

only one of the five internal organs, and is not the true lord of the body. 

If one wants to know the true lord, he must think of the True Self he

possesses before he is born.