Sunday, January 3, 2010

Tao Te Ching Chapter 20-19 Incompetence

Today's Tao

I alone am stubborn and incompetent. (Ch.20)

Has anyone told you to be incompetent?

Lao Tzu does.

Be incompetent.

Ooohhh, what a relief! Isn't it?

You don't have to work hard to be competent from now on.

You are allowed to be stubborn as well.

Well, you don't have to be so unless you want to.

Lao Tzu's distant disciple, Chuang Tzu, gave us a maxim:

"Don't move until you are forced to".

迫而後動 -- 荘子 外篇 刻意 第十五 --

It is not important what you do stubbornly or incompetently with your hologram, which they call the world.

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-Tao by Matsumoto / Tao Te Ching / Chapter 20

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-Takeda Shingen, a great samurai, said: "Don't move like a mountain" (Originally from «Sun Tzu»).


Anonymous said...

I like ALOT that maxim :D

Thanks. (:

Naoto Matsumoto said...

Thank you, too, Quixotica-san.

Takeda Shingen, a great samurai, said:

"Don't move like a mountain".

He also said:

"Be fast like the wind".

He was not a Taoist, for sure.

(Both of them were quoted from «Sun Tzu».

Naoto Matsumoto