Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Tao Te Ching Chapter 20-1 "Yes" and "yeah" / video
Between "yes" and "yeah" how great is the distance? (Ch.20)
Would you please look at the photo carefully?
Can you see the image of a pitcher on the screen?
And, excuse me if you are not from a baseball playing country.
Baseball is not exactly a sport whose joy the whole world shares.
Even the Committee of the Olympic Games decided not to play baseball any more.
The Japanese love the game.
Baseball is by far the most important sport in Japan.
But it doesn't have a long history in the country of the rising sun.
Not long, compared to Sumo.
Once the Japanese were the inhabitants of the floating world Uki-yo and adored playing Sumo.
Not any more.
Only the imaginary pitcher of this three-dimensional batting exercises machine tells how the Japanese used to look at the world.
They used to think life was something projected in our mind screen.
At that time, there was not a movie projector, so they chose a poetic expression "floating world".
As baseball was ousted from the Olympic Games, the Japanese were asked to leave the floating paradise for the material world.
To read the text of Today's Tao, please see Tao Te Ching Chapter 20-1 "yes" and "yeah".
Tao answers your question!