Friday, December 4, 2009
Tao Te Ching Chapter 16-16 Eternal
Tao is eternal. (Ch.16)
A: "Would you like to see a football game tonight?"
B: "I am sorry I have no time."
A: "How about a cup of coffee before you leave?"
B: "No, I can't. Even if you buy me an organic Soya bean cream double mocachino from the Michelin three star restaurant downstairs, I can't. I have no time."
We know it very well, don't we?
We have no time.
No one possesses time.
Even Tao doesn't.
Tao has no time.
Time is just a parameter in order to organise incoming information in our brains.
It is like the speed of the wheel of a movie projector.
You are the one who decides the speed.
Everything takes place simultaneously in Tao.
So, everything is ephemeral and eternal.
Have a nice cup of coffee. You are eternal.
-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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