Thursday, December 3, 2009
Tao Te Ching Chapter 16-15 Heaven = Tao
Heaven is Tao. (Ch.16)
Heaven. The heavens. The sky. The firmament.
Do you remember what I am asking you all the time?
When you see those words in Tao Te Ching, please paraphrase them with «your hologram».
So, what happens with Today's Tao sentence?
It is interpreted as:
Your hologram is Tao.
That's the most important thing.
Zen Master Dogen says that this world is Buddha's prayer. (Jishozanmai 自証三昧 etc, «Shobogenzo»)
You don't have to look to somewhere else.
Life is the prayer.
Living itself is the Za-zen meditation.
-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 answers your question!
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-The Japanese living in Edo, the old name of Tokyo, tried to create a paradise in the area authorized by the Shogun government. For the Japanese, even nowadays, life is a floating world. You should enjoy it while you can. Nagai Kafu is a great writer and connoisseur of the practice of a floating heaven, both legal and ilegal. The book «A Strange tale from East of the River / Bokutokitan 濹東綺譚» is not just a literary masterpiece but an important record of the despised ladies.