Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Tao Te Ching Chapter 14-4 The sound without a sound

Today's Tao

It's called the sound without a sound. (Ch.14)

Let's decode this.

Tao can manifest itself as a sound, but the sound exists only in your hologram.

Tao can manifest itself through the hologram, which means the world.

Naoto Matsumoto adds:

We have the famous koan of Hakuin 白隠 (a Japanese Zen Buddhist 1685 - 1768).

隻手声あり、その声を聞け [Sekishu koe ari, sono koe wo kike].


One hand has voices. Listen to the voices.

("Two hands clap and there is a sound. What is the sound of one hand?"---Wikipedia)

Hakuin used this koan to propagate his teachings. There is a conversation between Hakuin and Osan, an Japanese old woman and his disciple. (Ref: http://hk-kishi.web.infoseek.co.jp/kokoro-127.htm)

Hakuin: There are sounds and voices when both hands hit each other. What sounds and voices are there in one hand?

Osan: Instead of listening to the voice of Hakuin's one hand, I want to hit both hands and do business.

Hakuin: If you can do business by hitting both hands, you don't need to listen to the sound of the one hand.

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