Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Tao Te Ching Chapter 14-13 The shape without a shape
This is called the shape without a shape, an image without a thing. (Ch.14)
Tao doesn't have a shape. Anything that has a shape belongs to the sphere of your hologram.
But a thing needs Tao's energy to exist.
So, Tao is the essence of an object with a shape.
Where do we have images?
In our mind, isn't it?
We use time and space to decode our holographic images according to our own social perspective of life.
Well, with or without time and space Tao is the origin of a shape or an image.
Zen Master Dogen might say:
Don't waste your time, and learn "time doesn't exist." as soon as possible.
Naoto Matsumoto says:
I like Master Dogen's practical contradiction.
Why don't we think that the concept of time and space is like grammar to understand a language? We need it in order to interpret the world.
-You can't see Tao 14-1
-The form without a form 14-2
-You can't hear Tao 14-3
-The sound without a sound 14-4
-You can't grasp Tao 14-5
-The minute being 14-6
-You can't find out Tao 14-7
-Mixed and one 14-8
-Not brilliant 14-9
-Yama Uba under it 14-10
-Tao has no name 14-11
-Back to nothingness 14-12
-The shape without a shape 14-13
-Evasive being 14-14
-Tao's face 14-15
-Tao's rear 14-16
-Distant past 14-17
-Big Bang 14-18
-Tao's quintessence 14-19
-Tao by Matsumoto / Tao Te Ching / Chapter 14
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