Friday, December 5, 2008

Tao Te Ching Chapter 48-2 Reduce and reduce

Today's Tao

You reduce and reduce it.

Eventually, you reach the state of doing nothing. (Ch. 48)

Just reducing doesn't seem to be enough.

Lao Tzu asks you to reduce and reduce again.

When you do Tao, you don't accumulate anything. (☞See Reduce 48-1)

Accumulating anything like experience and knowledge is considered worse than useless.

Eventually, you reach the state of absolute acceptance.

You accept all no matter how horrible it looks.

The state is called Satori, too. (You are in the state of Satori all the time since your own self does not exist. How can you accumulate something individually if the self does not exist!)

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-Tao by Matsumoto / Tao Te Ching / Chapter 48

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