Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Tao Te Ching Chapter 21-1 Tao only
The characteristic of the great attainment is to follow Tao and Tao only. (Ch.21)
"Follow Zen and Zen only! Otherwise, you will never get Satori."
"Follow Tao and Tao only! Otherwise, you will never attain Tao."
Sorry. I don't want to sound like a fundamentalist.
A fundamentalist-like attitude is far from Lao Tzu's way.
Plus, the attainment of Tao or Satori is, in fact, very easy because you don't have to do anything.
All you have to do is to remember that you are already in the state of Satori and you are always one with Tao.
Lao Tzu, the old man, just wanted to tell you:
"Do not doubt it".
-Tao only 21-1
-Formed objects 21-3
-Sure thing 21-7
-Tao's name 21-8
-Tao supervises all 21-9
-By Tao's name 21-10
-Tao by Matsumoto / Tao Te Ching / Chapter 21
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I saw this movie in Japan. It is about Master Dogen's life. Directed by Banmei Takahashi, who used to work for Nikkatsu Corp. His actress wife, Keiko Takahashi (Sekine) played Dogen's mother. If you like Sony Chiba and B-class Japanese films, don't forget to check the word «nikkatsu» on a search engine. I can guarantee you that you will find unknown gems of Japanese cinema.
If you are interested in Zen but have no time to read voluminous Shobogenzo, the film is an useful introductory lesson to know about the master.