Friday, January 8, 2010

Tao Te Ching Chapter 21-3 Formed objects

Today's Tao

Though it is vague and elusive, there are yet formed objects inside it. (Ch.21)

Here you are! This is one of the key sentences in Tao Te Ching.

Please picture the image.

First, you have Tao, the energy, the essence and in-form-ation. (Its etymology is interesting. The word knows what it means.)

Second, you have formed objects inside Tao the energy / information.

This second part includes your own self and the rest of the world, in other words, you (=your own self, not true You) and non-you.

In Tao and Zen, the radio receiver (=your own self, =«you» in the conventional sense) and the sounds it creates (=non-you) belong to the same sphere, which is your hologram.

Dogen taught it to us clearly.

Kitaro Nishida repeated it with modern terminology.

Daisetz Suzuki repeated it again in English.

We are not supposed to have a problem of «self», are we?

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-Essence 21-5
-Genuine 21-6
-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
-Tao by Matsumoto / You and non-you

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