Thursday, June 25, 2009
Tao Te Ching Chapter 16-13 King
The public is a king. (Ch.16)
"The public" means the state without self.
"A king" signifies the creator of the hologram.
Without your own self, you are the creator of the hologram.
Well, that's not precise.
Whether you are aware of your own self or not, your own self does not belong to you.
So, you are constantly creating the world whether you think you are stuck in your own self or not.
-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
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