Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Tao Te Ching Chapter 3-4 What are "people"?
Therefore, in the sage's way to control the people, he empties the mind, fills the belly, weakens the will, and strengthens the bone. (Ch. 3)
If you try to find out who are the owner of the mind, the belly, the will, and the bone in this context, you will end up in an intellectual dead-end.
For the occidentals and some others who have the Cartesian mind, one of the hardest things to overcome is to forget about individuality.
If you do so, it will be much easier.
The word "people" could be interpreted as "your hologram". And the rest will be part of it.
Mind, a belly, will, and a bone are part of "mountains, rivers, and lands", Zen Master Dogen might say.
It means that they are all part of your hologram.
-No intellectuals 3-1
-No rare coin 3-2
-No stimulation, in principle. 3-3
-What are "people"? 3-4
-Neither intellect nor desire 3-5
-No action 3-6
-Act without acting 3-7
-Tao by Matsumoto / Tao Te Ching / Chapter 3
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