Thursday, November 12, 2009

Tao Te Ching Chapter 14-15 Tao's face

Today's Tao

When you face it, you don't see its head. (Ch.14)

I wonder why we cannot see our face.

If our appearance is quite important, why don't we have eyes on our hands, or somewhere we can see the face without a help from a mirror.

An inevitable conclusion:

Why can't we see our face?

Because it is not important at all to know what others think of us.

Well, they are part of your hologram, aren't they?

Dogen seems to think we are a mirror itself, and says: "If a roof tile were not to become a mirror, a man could not become Buddha". (Kokyo 古鏡, «Shobogenzo»)

Tile = Mirror = Man = Buddha

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-Tao by Matsumoto / Tao Te Ching / Chapter 14

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