Friday, November 20, 2009
Tao Te Ching Chapter 15-4 Take time
Taking time, as if he walked across a river in winter. (Ch.15)
When someone criticises you for being lazy, here is the best reply.
"A great Chinese philosopher Chuang Tzu said: «Move only when you are forced to move»."
Take your time, especially when you eat.
Chew food well and receive its life.
Zen Master Dogen says:
"Cut the nails of your ten fingers." (Senjo 洗浄, «Shobogenzo»)
"We don't really know neither inside nor outside our body/mind because we don't know the limit of any existence or the elements of material beings."
Naoto Matsumoto says:
If there is no limit between inside and outside the body, keeping your body clean is keeping this world clean.
Chewing food well is another way to show respect to life, a very good way to emit the fundamental energy Tao.
Plus, you may be able to eat less by chewing each mouthful of food 30 - 50 times. You get tired before you finish your third Big Mac.
-Dark Depth 15-1
-How profound! 15-2
-Mr I-know-Tao? 15-3
-Take time 15-4
-Muddy water 15-10
-Muddy but clear 15-11
-Restructured World 15-12
-Break your mirror 15-13
-Break your face 15-14
-Tao by Matsumoto / Tao Te Ching / Chapter 15
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