Friday, January 1, 2010
Tao Te Ching Chapter 20-17 High wind I
Hissing like high wind never being stopped. (Ch.20)
Tao is like high wind, hissing all night long.
We feel like a child who thinks the storm will never end.
It is a beautiful way to say that Tao is energy constantly in motion.
But, like yesterday, we should stop the comparison here.
The word "energy" can be misleading as Lao Tzu thinks that any word is inappropriate to describe Tao.
This is the true key to understand Tao.
It is what Zen monks call Kanreisu 関捩子 (a bar/spring).
So, please, I beseech you, picture energy without time and space.
-"Yes" and "year" 20-1
-Good = Evil 20-2
-Let'em fear 20-3
-Fun or depression 20-5
-Baby's smile 20-7
-Secret of abundance 20-9
-Buddha alone 20-10
-Mundane people 20-12
-Not clear 20-15
-High wind I 20-17
-I'm different 20-20
-Eat mother 20-21
-Tao by Matsumoto / Tao Te Ching / Chapter 20
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