Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Tao Te Ching Chapter 16-6 Stillness
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.
-Do emptiness 16-1
-Guard stillness 16-2
-Material beings 16-3
-Go back 16-4
-Know constancy 16-11
-King = Heaven 16-14
-Heaven = Tao 16-15
-The body decomposes 16-17
-Tao by Matsumoto / Tao Te Ching / Chapter 16
-Tao by Matsumoto / Bumo misho izen. The state before things are created (or projected) is called "Bumo misho izen" in Japanese. It means "before your father and mother were born". The article has an extract from the chapter Buddha Nature in Dogen's «Shobogenzo».
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