Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Tao Te Ching Chapter 21-8 Tao's name

Today's Tao

From now to the olden days, Tao's name does not go away. (Ch.21)

"Old soldiers never die; they just fade away."

The word "Tao" is definitely worse because it never goes away.

But "from now to the olden days"?

Isn't it supposed be "from the olden days to nowadays"?

Never mind.

Time doesn't exist in Tao.

It is a concept we create in our mind.

We use the concept of time in order to reconstruct the world in a comprehensible way.

In Zen Buddhism, they say that past, present, and future are being created simultaneously.

Plus, the function of Tao had existed even before Lao Tzu or someone invented the word "Tao".

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-Tao by Matsumoto / Tao Te Ching / Chapter 21

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-He initiated a land reform in Japan. Some rich got poorer. Some poor got richer. Other rich stayed the same. Other poor stayed the same. The Japanese middle class enjoyed Hello Kitty and Mario Brothers some decades later.

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