Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Today's Tao / Room 11-6


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1. Even if you use Tao, you can't exhaust it. (Ch.35 / Middle luck)

2. He brings back people's excess to the state it was before. (Ch.64 / Good luck)

3. I see them go back again. (Ch.16 / Good luck)


«Interpretation»

Middle luck - Good luck - Good luck. Do you wonder why you eat too much? Do you wonder why you keep eating too much even though you have excess weight? Do you wonder why you are gaining excess weight while trying to lose it. You just want to blame your personal Tao that does not listen to what you are asking for and does not grant you the state you desperately need to be in. Having learned that Lao Tzu said that the sage brought back people's excess to the state it had been before, you simply want to pay any amount of money to that wise Taoist weight watcher in exchange with his publicized promise of bringing back any former state of anything. Is there any Taoist weight loss magician? Who knows. Some methods may work. Others may not. In any case, the consequence is always the same. You see your weight go back up again. Then, you feel cheated, and ashamed of yourself, repeating the same mistake again and again. If so, stop thinking like that. But how, Mr Taoist? This is the problem. You know the answer if you are a good reader of «Tao by Matsumoto»: by loving your body as the manifestation of Tao/Love. You accept it as it is and love it as it is. You don't need to change as you don't have to standardize the clouds in the sky. Your body is a beautiful cloud in the sky, which is filled with Love/Tao. Going back means remembering this.


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Naoto Matsumoto



Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Today's Tao / Doors and windows 11-5


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1. Water benefits all the material beings very well, and doesn't contend. / El agua beneficia a todos los seres materiales muy bien, y no lucha. (Ch.8 / Tao)

2. Tao gives birth to this. / El Tao da a luz a esto. (Ch.51 / Good luck)

3. There is no one in the world under the sky who can comprehend it. No one can practice it. / No hay nadie en el mundo bajo el cielo quien lo puede comprender. Nadie lo puede poner en práctica.
(Ch.70 / Good luck)


«Interpretation»

Tao - Good luck - Good luck. Do you wonder how you can put Tao or Zen into practice in your life? I hope you don't, but some seekers of Taoist or Buddhist enlightenment may wonder how they can profit materially or metaphysically from the oriental philosophies and the exotic practices. Other followers are rather modest and simply wonder why they cannot understand what they are learning and reading so desperately. Please listen attentively and sensitively to what Lao Tzu says in Chapter 70 Actor: "There is no one in the world under the sky who can comprehend it. No one can practice it." Oh my goodness, we are hopeless. No, not at all! You are not at all hopeless. You are perfect, rather. Tao is like water. Tao benefits all. You are benefitting from Tao all the time without being aware of the fact. Tao is the light that gives birth to your holographic life. Besides, do not forget what Tao is. It is true You. In conclusion, what Lao Tzu is telling us is not about capability, but absence of obligation. In other words, you don't have to comprehend how Tao works. Nor have you got to practice it intentionally. Your life itself is the "practice" of Taoism or Zen Buddhism. What else do you have to do besides living?


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Naoto Matsumoto



Monday, March 2, 2015

Today's Tao / Cup 11-4


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1. This is called matching the limit of space and time. / Esto se llama ponerse en el límite de espacio y tiempo. (Ch.68 / Bad luck)

2. Big's note has almost no voice. / La nota del Grande casi no tiene voz. (Ch.40 / Little luck)

3. This is called being against Tao. / Esto se llama estar en contra del Tao. (Ch.30 / Bad luck)


«Interpretation»

Bad luck - Little luck - Bad luck. Do you believe in miracles? Or rather, what do you think the true miracles are? In the Jinzu 神通 chapter of his «Shobogenzo 正法眼蔵», Zen Master Dogen implies the projection of a hologram with time and space is the true miracle. What does this mean? Plainly speaking, he is saying that everyday life is a miracle. Science is getting closer to what he says. Now we know that we cannot recognize anything until we reorganize it in our brain. Science is a metaphor to teach us how Tao and a hologram function. Zen Master Dogen says: "The song of the dragon is not something like do, re, mi, fa, sol, la, ti, do. Nevertheless, do, re, mi, fa, sol, la, ti, do were born from the song of the dragon." This is another way to explain how a miracle works. The song of the dragon is Tao. It is not do, re, mi, fa, sol, la, ti, do, which notes are part of a hologram. Therefore, the notes are born from Tao. If you think about this, all the miracles are possible. If you understand this, now you are ready to live your everyday miracles. Reading this article is a miracle, too. If you doubt these miracles, you are against Tao.


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Naoto Matsumoto



Sunday, March 1, 2015

Today's Tao / Clay 11-3


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1. If you love the world as you love your body, you find the world inside you. / Si ama el mundo como a su cuerpo, encontrará el mundo dentro de sí mismo. (Ch.13 / Middle luck)

2. Learn it in the body, and its attainment is true. / Apréndalo en el cuerpo, y su logro es cierto.
(Ch. 54 / Bad luck)

3. If you carve wood on behalf of Big's carpenter, you surely hurt your hand. / Si uno talla la madera en nombre del carpintero del Grande, seguramente lastima su mano. (Ch.74 / Bad luck)


«Interpretation»

Middle luck - Bad luck - Bad luck. Do you wonder why you are so beautiful? Do you wonder why you are so ugly, rather? Do you wonder why you are too skinny? Do you wonder why you are too fat, rather? Do you love your body enough? Do you love your life enough? Do you love your world enough? Do you wonder why Tao doesn't love you enough, or treat you fairly? Do you wonder what is going to happen if Tao stops circulating Love? All these questions boil down to one crucial question: "Do you think that Tao exists outside you?". No, you should not. You are Tao itself. Then, you might wonder what will happen if Tao/Love stops circulating Tao/Love and doesn't exist any longer. Do not worry. It never happens because there is neither space nor time in Tao. Since you exist now, Tao exists forever. Nothing exists outside Tao. Neither does inside it, strictly speaking, because there is no volume. Time and space are man-made concepts, which only exist in your interpretation of the holographic world. Your body exists to teach this to you. Your body is a part of your holographic world. You learn how to love the entire world with your body. You learn how to use your physical body to express your love to the rest of the world. So, please stop judging your body because you are judging your holographic life. If there is no self, how can you distinguish yourself from the others? If you try to carve and transform Tao's holographic body and manifested world, you surely hurt your hand. You will be like some casualties of the disfiguration caused by cosmetic surgery.


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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Today's Tao / Wheel 11-2


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1. Let it work, but don't rely on it. / ¡Déjelo trabajar, pero no dependa en él! (Ch. 51 / Bad luck)

2. This same being is called Dark Depth. / Esto es lo que se llama Profundidad Oscura.
(Ch.1 / Bad luck)

3. You should call it the mother of the world under the sky. / Podemos decir que es la madre del mundo bajo el cielo.  (Ch.52 / Tao)

«Interpretation»

Bad luck - Bad luck - Tao. Do you wonder why you live in this world? Do you wonder what you can leave in this world after your death? Do you wonder if you can leave any sort of contribution in this world or you will just disappear without any trace of your personal existence? Do you wonder whether your life is a meaningless waste of time and energy? Let life work without your unquenchable desire to control it. Let life go as it goes. How? By accepting that selfness is a man-made concept without having been tested a lot. No one has really dissected a self from another. Particularly in some oriental countries, the origin of the modern-day sufferings was the introduction of the occidental concept of an individual self and its integration to their legal and, therefore, social system. People there were much closer to Mu ga 無我 (=No Self) before they were given a TV set, a car, and a hamburger. They were not aware why they lived, but they did not question to themselves why. Now you have to be conscious of your life time income or achievement. Is our history progressing or regressing? In fact, there is neither progress nor regress in Tao. There is neither time nor self, either. Let's go back to «the state before the father and the mother ARE born» (=Bumo misho izen 父母未生以前) in order to answer our personal questions. It is like asking the world leaders to go back to the state before Federal Reserve System was born in order to fix the world's banking problems.


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Naoto Matsumoto