Thursday, April 30, 2009

Tao Te Ching Chapter 30-6 Don't show off


Today's Tao

It's just a result. Don't show off. (Ch.30)


Don't show off.

You don't need Lao Tzu to tell you that.

Any result is a catalyst, or a trigger.

It will give you an opportunity to emit more of the fundamental energy Tao.

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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Tao Te Ching Chapter 13-8 Like excitement



Today's Tao

This is called that favour and disgrace are like excitement. (Ch.13)


Favour and disgrace are the same in nature.

They exist to stimulate your emotion.

They are catalysts, or triggers.

Judgement is excitement.

It is a catalyst, too.

The world, the prayer wheel, your hologram; all of them are catalysts.


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-From Astro Boy to Kinnikuman, eternal excitement to boys.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Tao Te Ching Chapter 29-6 Blow gently


Today's Tao

Some blow gently. Some blow hard. (Ch.29)


When some blow hard, some blow gently.

This world loves balance.

The gentlest touch is, in fact, the hardest hit.

Do you want to accomplish something with the minimum of energy?

You know the answer, I suppose.

The gentler, the harder.

Logically, doing nothing is the hardest.


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Sunday, April 26, 2009

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Tao Te Ching Chapter 16-7 Destiny


Today's Tao

This is called going back to their destiny. (Ch.16)


"Destiny" is a misleading but useful word.

In principle, you are the one who creates your destiny (or so-called reality) in your hologram.

Nevertheless, if you think that you are responsible for it and obliged to act directly on it, you are mistaken.

You had better not act directly on your hologram.

Let it flow by accepting all.

In this sense, the idea that a god is responsible for your destiny is a useful device.

By thinking so, you can suppress your obsession to act, or do something.

You don't have to do anything.

You just accept all.

Then, your hologram will transform itself.

Don't worry.


I sincerely wish that you will read the text in Tao by Matsumoto / Chapter 16 / Go back.

It is about destiny.

You are the one who creates it.

Mata ashita. See you tomorrow.


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-Suna no Onna 砂の女 / The woman in the dunes, originally written as a play by Kobo Abe, is directed by Hiroshi Teshigawara. Can you accept your destiny without resistance? Or, can you say that you are responsible for the creation of your destiny?

Friday, April 24, 2009

Tao Te Ching Chapter 29-5 Lead


Today's Tao

Some things lead. Some follow. (Ch.29)


Some lead change.

Others follow the change.

The world is your hologram.

It is your prayer wheel.

It is there to turn around.

You are there to turn it around.

Don't worry about who's leading the change and who's following it.

It is the least important.


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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Tao Te Ching Chapter 30-4 Good man


Today's Tao

Being a good man is just a result. (Ch.30)


No dichotomy, please.

There is neither good nor bad in Tao.

Don't judge.

Don't care about result, either.

You are the one who is creating the result.

So, it has to be perfect all the time unless you impose silly dichotomy on it.


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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Tao Te Ching Chapter 29-4 If you stick to it


Today's Tao

If you stick to it, you will lose it. (Ch.29)


"Let's stick to it!"

People like this kind of expression.

These days, even the word "obsession" is no longer a pejorative.

But, if you stick to something, you are refusing to change.

Life is a prayer wheel.

Let it turn around.


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Sunday, April 19, 2009

Tao Te Ching Chapter 13-7 Lose



Today's Tao

When you lose it, it excites you. (Ch.13)


When you lose something, how do you feel?

You feel negative?

Wait a minute.

There is neither positive nor negative.

Yin and Yang is the head and tail of the same coin.

Can you give me only the head side of a penny, please.


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Saturday, April 18, 2009

Tao Te Ching Chapter 28-5 Attainment of constancy


Today's Tao

Then, the attainment of constancy will never leave you. (Ch.28)


Tao is constant and omnipresent.

"The attainment of constancy 常得/徳 [jou toku]" means the attainment of Tao.

By accepting all the rest of the world (=your hologram), you can remember that you are Tao.

This is the attainment of Tao 道得/道徳.

In fact, Tao is always with you and never leaves you (because true You are Tao itself).

But, sometimes, you forget the fact.

It is the cause of all the sufferings.


Please visit Tao by Matsumoto / Chapter 28 / Uncarved block.

The chapter's entire English translation and Rapid Decoded are listed.

Mata ashita. See you tomorrow.


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Friday, April 17, 2009

Tao Te Ching Chapter 30-3 Brambles


Today's Tao

Where a division encamps, brambles will grow. (Ch.30)


It is not wise to intervene directly as some nations use military forces.

The world in front of you is your hologram projected in the mind.

If you act directly on it, you will create "brambles" in your brains.

This is a contradictory mental state trying to create and destroy your hologram at the same time.

It is a short circuit made in your mind.


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Thursday, April 16, 2009

Tao Te Ching Chapter 29-3 Defeat it


Today's Tao

If you do something to it, you will defeat it. (Ch.29)


It is "defeat" in the sense of breaking something.

If you do something directly to your hologram, you will create resistance.

The more resistance you create, the less energy circulates.

Your hologram doesn't function then.

It is like breaking something perfect.


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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Tao Te Ching Chapter 16-6 Stillness


Today's Tao

Going back to the root is called stillness. (Ch.16)


To return the root, which is Tao, is easy.

Use Reverse Thinking.

It is a simple technique.

All you have to do is to switch the cause and the result.

You can easily go back to the state of stillness, the state before the things are projected in your hologram.

Reaching the state is called Satori in Zen Buddhism.


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-The Japanese adore Jizo. He doesn't preach us. He doesn't impose us his dogma. He likes to be in the place which people don't pay attention to. But he is always there. He is there to help us when we really need help. For most Japanese, he doesn't belong to theoretical Buddhism. He is part of animism. Jizo is a good friend of all the kids like Hello Kitty, Doraemon, Pikachu, Yugi-o or Naruto.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Tao Te Ching Chapter 28-4 Valley under the sky


Today's Tao

Be the valley under the sky. (Ch.28)


The valley is void.

The void is Tao.

You are the valley, the void, and Tao.

If you forget this, you will be lost in your desires (=Mayoi).

Your desires don't belong to you.

They are like clouds in the sky.


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Monday, April 13, 2009

Tao Te Ching Chapter 25-19 Tao's model


Today's Tao

Tao models itself upon nature. (Ch.25)


Be careful.

The word "nature" here doesn't mean the same "nature" as we know of.

It signifies "the manifestation by itself".

Tao creates all, so Tao creates Tao.

This is what Lao Tzu call "return".

In Zen Buddhism, you can find a similar thing.

It's called "Butsu kojo ji".

It is discussed in Tao by Matsumoto / Chapter 25 / Manifestation.


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Saturday, April 11, 2009

Tao Te Ching Chapter 25-17 Earth's model


Today's Tao

Earth models itself upon heaven. (Ch.25)


Earth and heaven represent the natural world.

In Zen Buddhism, they say your mind is mountains, rivers, and lands.

Earth and heaven, mountains, rivers, and lands are part of your hologram.

So is your mind.


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Thursday, April 9, 2009

Tao Te Ching Chapter 13-6 Get



Today's Tao

When you get it, it excites you. (Ch.13)


When you get something, you may feel positive.

"Be positive!"

People say this so often.

But what do they mean by "positive"?

If we didn't have something negative, something positive couldn't exist!

Why don't we stop judging once and for all?

You don't have to be positive.

You don't have to be negative, either.


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-Somehow, eating-out has become something sacred in Japan.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Tao Te Ching Chapter 12-7 Not that one, but this one


Today's Tao

Therefore, he leaves that and takes this. (Ch.12)


"That" means the world of objects.

"This" means Tao.

Take Tao instead of objects.

That's what Lao Tzu wanted to say.

Nevertheless, it doesn't mean that you should despise things.

They are Tao's manifestations.

Cherish them and love other people.


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Geishas are not objects. They are closer to Tao like water and a baby.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Tao Te Ching Chapter 25-15 King is Big


Today's Tao

One of them is the king. (Ch.25)


"The king" means you because you create your hologram, the world.

Lao Tzu emphasises it here.

The one who project the holographic world is also Tao.

Is it difficult to tell true You from your feelings and body?

If you accept that you are Tao, all your troubles will disappear.

Or rather, you will realise that there is no problem from the beginning.


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Sunday, April 5, 2009

Tao Te Ching Chapter 16-5 Root


Today's Tao

Though things grow thick, respectively they go back to their root. (Ch.16)


The more you think about something, the more energy you feed to your hologram.

Then, it develops. Mutually holograms create (define) each other.

You create (define) others.

Others create (define) you.

But, in fact, all of them are the same because it is the fundamental energy Tao.

Don't be misled by the word "go back".

There is no time in Tao.

Time exists only in your head.

Everything happens simultaneously.

Even the future and the past are being created now.



See Tao by Matsumoto / Chapter 16 / Go back for the details.

It also has the chapter's entire English translation.

It will help you approach Taoism.

Its Rapid Decoded section is for a practical interpretation of the text.


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-Ikkyu, a great Zen Buddhist and fantastic poet in the fifteenth century in Japan. According to Daisetz Suzuki, he is supposed be the author of Noh play Yama Uba. Nevertheless, no matter how hard Japanese intellectuals try to resist the idea, Ikkyu-san is our folk hero. Thanks to the TV cartoon show, the image of Ikkyu Sojun in Japan is much closer to the photo on the right.

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